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Decision details

Receipt of the Adult Education Budget Grant from Sheffield City Region

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Inclusive Economy, Jobs and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to accept the Adult Education Budget, which will now be received through Sheffield City Region instead of the ESFA, as part of the movement of funding for the devolution deal.



That the Executive Member:-


(a) approves receipt of the Adult Education Budget Grant amountingup to £2,123,148; and

(b) approves that Sheffield City Council acts as the accountable body for this grant from Sheffield City Region.


Reasons for the decision:

To retain access to the national Adult Education Budget for the benefit of adult citizens of Sheffield and their families. This funding currently supports working with approximately 4000 adults every year and these opportunities for advancement of adult education would potentially be lost if the City Council did not accept this funding.


Alternative options considered:

There are no alternative options to the proposed funding to support the Adult Education programme as outlined in the report. If the City Council does not accept the SCR grant, access to the national Adult Education Budget grant funding for the City Council as the Local Authority will cease.


Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

Effective from: 28/07/2021

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