Big Lottery Fund award £375,000 to boost Learning Rooms project

AN impressive £375,000 has been donated to Birkdale based learning difficulties project the Learning Rooms to help them provide education to those who need it.

The Learning Rooms is just one of 98 projects across the North West sharing £4,077,871 in the latest round of grant awards.

Staff at the Learning Rooms support young people with learning difficulties who are disadvantaged through their disability, suffering from mental health problems or have struggled in mainstream education.

A spokesperson for the Big Lottery Fund said: “This money will go towards their ‘Four Seasons’ project which will provide 150 people aged 14 and over with training, qualifications and work experience aimed at improving confidence, self-esteem and employment prospects, while reducing social isolation.

“Sessions will develop skills in catering, floristry, office skills, small animal care and hairdressing.

“We have also given £10,000 to the Sefton Migrant Workers Charity.

“The funding will be used to provide information and practical help for migrant workers and families to access employment including filling in forms, writing CVs and applying for jobs.

“The aim of the project is to help and support migrants who are searching for employment within their communities.

“Overall today’s funding will support a diverse range of projects that enable people to improve their skills, meet new people and strengthen their communities. All projects are listed below are aware they have been awarded funding.”