London colleges share in Renewal Grant capital funding

27 London colleges have had their applications to the £50 million capital investment fund approved.

The Government’s announcement confirmed that 149 colleges will be allocated funds to renovate existing buildings or invest in new ones. The £50 million will be allocated in two parts:

Renewal Grant – All eligible colleges will receive an initial allocation of £225,000 each. This was subject to those colleges making an additional contribution of twice the allocated amount to an appropriate project.

Enhanced Renewal Grant – All eligible colleges had the opportunity to bid through a challenge process for further funds, increasing the total grant available to up to £1million for an individual project. Projects had to demonstrate that they will deliver clear benefits in terms of improved condition of the college estate, benefits to learners and impact on urban and rural regeneration. As with the Renewal Fund allocation, colleges were required to provide their own funding equivalent to at least two thirds of the cost of the investment;

In the London region the following colleges were successful:

Barking and Dagenham College

Bexley College

Capel Manor College

Carlshalton College

Hackney Community College

Harlow College

Harrow College

Havering College

Hillcroft College

Kensington and Chelsea College

Kingston College

Lewisham College

Mary Ward Centre

Morley College

Newham College

Redbridge College

Richmond Adult Community College

Richmond Upon Thames College

Ruskin College

Southgate College

Southwark College

Stanmore College

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

Tower Hamlets College

Uxbridge College

Working Men’s College

Colleges who will receive an additional Enhanced Renewal Grant allocation

Working Men’s College

Colleges who will receive, for a single project, both a Renewal Grant allocation and a Enhanced Renewal Grant allocation

Waltham Forest College