Leicester and Leicestershire schools and colleges receive £240,000 boost

The work of local educators across Leicester and Leicestershire to encourage young people to progress to higher education has received a boost today after it was announced that the local REACH Partnership, based at the University of Leicester, will over the next two years receive £240,000 in government funding after being chosen as one of the new HEFCE National Networks for Collaborative Outreach. This will expand upon the operating budget of £60,000 currently provided by the University of Leicester, De Montfort University and Loughborough University. This existing investment means that rather than building a collaborative network from scratch, as is the case in many areas in Leicester and Leicestershire, the government funding can be used to further develop the work of the REACH Partnership. Read More