ECC Funding secured
Bristol Wireless has successfully secured funding from the University for industry (Ufi) to continue the activities we have been developing at Easton Community Centre since May.
This will allow us to continue to run the IT Suite as a UKOnline Centre for at least the next 6 months, providing courses and community IT support through our popular free open access sessions.
Our ICT programme is specifically designed to reach new learners, socially excluded groups and individuals within the Easton area. This includes adults not currently engaged in learning, unemployed, lone parents, those with basic skills needs and people from black and minority ethnic communities and people aged over 60.
Our programme is unique for UKOnline, as it is the only centre delivering education and access using solely free and open source software and with the incentive for people to complete our courses we are able to offer students a very low cost computer at Â£20 on completion. All computers are refurbished by Bristol Wireless volunteers.
The Â£25000 we have been awarded will among many other things enable us to employ a Training Officer to adminster this project and increase and develop our contacts within the local community.