TES is reporting that education secretary Gavin Williamson has written to college principals encouraging them to bid for investment from the government’s Towns Fund.
Skills are a “particular focus for the government” and colleges have a big role to play in utilising sums up to £25 million available for each town, he wrote.
In September 2019, the government launched a £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which invited communities, business and local leaders in 100 places across the country to collaborate and bid for investment. The proposals have to show how they would transform the town’s economic growth prospects with focus on urban regeneration, skills and connectivity. Towns Deal Boards can award up to £25 million to each place.
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