A MAN was rescued by fire fighters, during a flat fire at Kinoulton Court, Earlesfield, this afternoon.
He made his escape by a 10m ladder and was unharmed.
He was checked by paramedics for smoke inhalation.
The small kitchen fire destroyed a door but there was little more than smoke damage to other property.
Firefighters searched the flat wearing breathing apparatus.
Overall winners Charles Read Academy
Youngsters from across South Kesteven have pitted their rowing skills against each other in an indoor rowing festival. In the first event of its kind in the area, 90 children from four schools from across the district gathered to compete in the event at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre on December 3 co-ordinated by Inspire +, Newark Rowing Club and SKDC. Relays teams with Key Stage 3 students in one team and Key Stage 4 and Sixth Form aged students in another, competed in individual races and team relays. The Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen won the overall prize for the event but the individual and relay honours were shared between participants from The King’s School, KGGS and Priory Ruskin Academy. SKDC Venues and Facilities Manager Paul Stokes said: “We hope this will be the first of many indoor rowing festivals at the Meres. “Indoor rowing is a sport that anyone can get involved in, no matter what their sporting ability is. The teams really got into the spirit of the competition. “We thank Inspire + and Newark Rowing Club for helping co-ordinate a great event. “Rowing is fantastic for fitness and we hope the youngsters had a great time competing in a new sport that will help them towards more active and healthy lifestyles.” The students will now have the opportunity to attend a taster session at Newark Rowing Club to try rowing on water. Anyone interested in learning to row can contact the club by emailing email@example.com There will also be a county round of indoor rowing for year 8s and 10s in March at the leisure centre as part of the Lincolnshire SportWinter School Games.
THERE were a number of minor accidents on Lincolnshire’s roads yesterday evening, with a constant flow of 999 calls.
This lasted for about one hour around 7pm-8pm
Chf Inspector Phil Vickers said drivers were caught out by slippery conditions, especially on the A46, A17, and A1.
None involved serious injuries.
- Thursday 11th December at Alma Park
- Friday 12th December. Manthorpe 1
- Saturday 13th December. Manthorpe 2
- Monday 15th December. Dysart Road
- Tuesday 16th December. Springfield Road
- Wednesday 17th December. Princess Drive
- Thursday 18th December Sunningdale 1
- Friday 19th December Sunningdale 2
- Saturday 20th December. Balmoral
- Monday 22nd December. Gonerby 1
- Tuesday 23rd December. Gonerby 2
LOCAL retailers are joining in the spirit of this weekend’s Small Business Saturday, with the focus on a Food and Drink Fair and Christmas ‘Cake Off’ baking competition in Grantham’s George Centre on 6th December.
A retail treasure trail will also encourage shoppers into 21 town businesses, searching for the correct letter within the 21 characters of Small Business Saturday.
First prize is a £50 voucher to be spent in the retailer of their choice, donated by Grantham Business Club who will be organising a ‘Meet the Business Club’ area in the centre. Specialist business and retail advisers working with organisers South Kesteven District Council will also be present.
Festive stilt walkers will be touring the town, promoting the food and drink fair which has 17 local producer exhibitors selling speciality fair from preserves to speciality sausages, local beer and berry cordials.
Cakes entered in the Christmas ‘Cake Off’ competition will be judged at 11.30am with a panel of judges comprising MP Nick Boles, college hospitality and catering lecturer Tracie West and Julie Duff, of Church Farmhouse Cakes at Croxton Kerrial.
Cakes will be sold off at 12.30pm with proceeds donated to event charity partner Grantham Disabled Children’s Society Fund to boost takings from their own exhibit raffling Christmas hampers.
Eight special tea samplings will be available every hour at Grantham Teaspoon Tea Company, including one for Grantham Tea, and Cappucinos will be handing out free mince pies to customers.
Oscar’s new menu, enjoying its first weekend, will offer a special deal on a gourmet burger and a drink between 11am and 6pm.
Grantham College will be handing out spicy Christmas bread and students and staff will be running open sessions for youngsters on decorating Christmas cookies and making and decorating 3-D card stars.
George Centre music will be courtesy of the guitar of Nigel Truman and jazz from Swing Nouveau.
MH Preserves will be among the stallholders in support of Small Business Saturday
Kara Blacow says…
THE cash point at the Co-op, Dysart Road, is not dispensing cash, and it won’t be refilled for the foreseeable future.
It was hinted to me that apparently coop cash points are being targeted by ramraiders so they’re not refilling them.
Just to save people a pointless journey.
Alive Church in Grantham is preparing for a busy Christmas with two special services.
Youngsters from the Castlegate Church will be performing a modern nativity play called ‘A Heavenly Plan’ on Sunday 14th December at 10.30am.
The service will be a family celebration of Christmas with refreshments and mince pies served afterwards.
Carols by Candlelight will then be held on Sunday 21st December at 6pm, with traditional carols as well as refreshments and mince pies.
Jonas Eyles, Pastor at Alive Church in Grantham said: “Christmas is a fantastic time to come together, sing a few carols, eat too many mince pies, spend time with friends and family and praise God for the gift of his Son.
“Our family celebration and our traditional carols services are going to be bigger and better than ever this year, and we really hope that people from across the town will come along to join in the fun.
“We’d love to see you there!”
Both events are free. There is free parking available at Welham Street car park.
*Alive Church was formerly known as New Life Church, Grantham.
Christmas can be a hard time for a lot of people and while we can’t cure the world or feed all the hungry, we can add a little bit of sparkle to local folk who have other priorities with their money.
Every year we tend to buy new decorations and leave the old stuff in a drawer and eventually get rid of – this is your chance to put them to very good use.
We are trying to collect as many spare Christmas trees / lights / decorations as possible this week to distribute over the weekend.
If you have anything to donate, or make a specific request for any item please let us know and we will try very hard to make it a little more merry for all. Even the tattiest of stuff can be cleaned up or upcycled to be put to use.
If you would rather donate a small amount of money so we can buy some bits and pieces, it would be very gratefully received.
Further information on distribution will be available later in the week.
Many thanks in advance and Happy Christmas to all x ‘
Lincolnshire Police are investigating an incident where it appears that someone tried unsuccessfully to force an 11-year-old Bourne boy into a small black van on North Road, Bourne.
The victim was on his way to school between 8:00am and 8:30am when he was approached. After the incident the van was driven away along the A15 (direction not currently known).
The offender is described as a white man aged in his mid to late 40’s, around 6’0” tall, medium to heavy build, short dark brown spikey hair, with a tattoo on his neck.
He was wearing a dark jacket and dark clothing. We are still in the process of extracting further information from the boy who was very frightened by the incident.
Detective Inspector Pete Grayson said, “This is a worrying turn of events and we need to identify the van driver as soon as we can. In the meantime I would urge parents in the area to be aware of the whereabouts of their children and not to let them venture out alone.”
Anyone with who witnessed any part of the incident or who has any information about who the man may be or who may have driven the van is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency 101 number quoting incident number 92 of 02/12/14.
Alternatively they can contact CRIMESTOPPERS anonymously on 0800 555111
Andrew Luke Mason, 34, of New Beacon Road, Grantham, pleaded guilty to possession of 0.39 grams of a methylmethcathinone derivative a controlled Class B drug and failing to surrender to custody.
He was fined £70 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20. He was detained at the courthouse. The drugs were forfeited and destroyed.
Caren Jyotica Patel, 33, c/o Southlands Drive, Grantham, pleaded guilty to theft of ornaments to a total value of £70 belonging to Clintons.
She was committed to prison for six weeks and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80.
Trains were disrupted between Grantham and Sleaford yesterday after a man was hit by a train.
East Midlands Trains said the incident happened at Quarrington crossing, Rauceby, at around 6pm.
Trains were delayed until around 10.15pm, when services were reopened.
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “Our officers were called to Quarrington crossing, Rauceby, Sleaford on Monday, 1 December after a report that a man had been struck by a train.
“Colleagues from Lincolnshire Police and the East Midlands Ambulance service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Bare to Care Charity Calendar Sales are rocketing, the Calendar has now raised over £3,600 in just 3 short weeks!!
The Calendar was on sale in the George centre at The Christmas Market last weekend outside of Jenny Wren Lingerie where four Ladies Ruth Clements( organiser), Emma Aust, Karen Auckland and Becky Gwyther raised a whopping £645.00 in just 4 Hours!
Nottingham Forest Football club have also Supported the Calendar with Henri Lansbury tweeting about it on social media site twitter, and the whole team also signed three calendars which have now all been sold for a fabulous £40 each!
“The response to this Calendar has been phenomenal and I cannot thank the ladies involved, sponsors and each and everyone of you who have purchased a copy enough” says organiser Ruth
However there are still a few copies left, and Ruth has a target of £5,000 which she wants to reach so please purchase your copy of the Calendar today!
Calendars are £10 each with 100% of the money going to the two charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Stockists are Jenny Wren Lingerie, Unveiled by Leanne, Post Office St Peters Hill, Genes Barbershop, Woodland Waters Ancaster, Indulgence Delivered, Atrium Grantham
Please Please Please do your bit to raise money and awareness for Cancer this Christmas!
Lincolnshire Police launch ‘The 12 online frauds of Christmas’ campaign to keep you and your electronic devices safe this December
This festive season, Lincolnshire Police is running “the 12 online frauds of Christmas” campaign to protect thousands of people in our communities from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters.
Sgt Ian Jarman of the Economic Crime Unit said, “I am keen to ensure the people of Lincolnshire do not fall foul of criminals trying to take their money at this time of year and would urge people to consider the advice provided here.
With the Christmas period coming up please protect your money and personal information when purchasing items on-line. If you are a victim, please report this to Action Fraud.”
Kicking-off on ‘Black Friday’ (Nov 28), which marks the start of the busiest four days of internet shopping of the year, we will be doing everything we can to raise awareness of a dozen online frauds that have the potential to ruin your festive fun.
Working in partnership with the City of London Police, which is the National Policing Lead for Fraud, we begin by shining a light on the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of online shopping.
So far in 2014 74% of all adults nationwide have bought goods or services online, and this December around 50% of UK citizens are expected to use the internet to buy more than half of their Christmas presents.
The good news is the majority of us will still have our presents delivered to our doorstep or into our email account without a hitch.
However, the sad reality is there will also be tens of thousands of people across the UK whose Christmas will be damaged, and in some cases destroyed, after finding out they have fallen foul of heartless criminals who specialise in tricking internet users with the promise of great online deals and big cash savings.
After ‘Black Friday’ we move on to ‘Cyber Monday’ (Dec 1) where we will be focusing on the hazards of opening Christmas e-Cards sent via email which, unknown to the recipient, may be carrying a virus (malware) that can embed itself and then corrupt your smart phone, tablet or laptop.
And then, every 24 hours for the next ten working days, we will be working with 37 other local police forces and a range of public and private sector organisations to flag up the threat of ten more online festive frauds, identified by the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). Our December running order is:
Nov 28: Online shopping fraud
Dec 1: Christmas e-cards
Dec 2: Auction fraud
Dec 3: Holiday fraud
Dec 4: Loan and investment scams
Dec 5: Ticketing fraud
Dec 8: Donating to charity
Dec 9: Mobile malware/malicious apps
Dec 10: Money transfers
Dec 11: Social media scams
Dec 12: Dating/romance scam
Dec 15: Mobile payments
To spread the word far and wide about ‘The 12 online frauds of Christmas’ campaign we(local force or counter fraud agency) will be talking to local people and sharing top safety tips via traditional and social media and through our own community engagement teams.
More internet safety advice can also be found at www.getsafeonline.org and www.cyberstreetwise.com
We will also be urging anyone who has had the misfortune to fall victim to one of the dozen festive frauds, or any other type of cyber-fraud, to report to Action Fraud – the City of London Police-based national reporting centre – on 0300 123 2040 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk
And if we have the evidence to take direct action, either sent through from the NFIB or handed to us by local victims, we will move swiftly to disrupt and shut down online criminal activity and identify and find those responsible.
This will be then fed back to the City of London Police and shared with other forces involved in the campaign and, if appropriate, with public and private sector campaign partners that include the Home Office, Get Safe Online, National Trading Standards, Crimestoppers, Victim Support and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) .
City of London Police Commander Steve Head, who is the National Police Economic Crime Coordinator and overseeing ‘The 12 frauds of Christmas’ campaign, said:
“Easy access to the internet has revolutionised the way we shop and pay for Christmas gifts and festive breaks, and how we go about searching for a New Year romance.
Unfortunately it has also made us vulnerable to crooks that specialise in creating online cons that lure people in with the promise of cheap deals and stress-free purchasing, or that corrupt our smartphones, tablets and lap tops with computer viruses.
“The key to staying safe this December, and throughout 2015, is to understand the nature of the threat we face and to have easy access to information that will keep us out of the clutches of cyber-fraudsters.
“This is why we have created the ‘The 12 online frauds of Christmas’ and set-up a unique law enforcement and public and private sector partnership that I believe can deliver the campaign’s key information and safety tips to millions of people who will be using the internet over the next few weeks in search for the best possible gifts and the most stress free festive period.”
Tony Neate, CEO, Get Safe Online, said: “Every year there’s a mad rush as shoppers get online to order presents in time for Christmas, starting with Black Friday.
“Shopping online can be a great convenience for Christmas shoppers but we also need to stay vigilant and take care with what we’re buying, who we’re buying from as well as how to pay for purchases.
“Sadly, year on year we hear about people thinking they have got the perfect Christmas gift for someone but they end up disappointed because they didn’t recognise the most common scams out there.
“We are urging online shoppers to take a step back and think before they buy – always question if it is too good to be true, do your due diligence to check the authenticity of the site or product and make sure you use secure and protected methods of payment.”
If you would like any further advice or information, please email Crimefirstname.lastname@example.org
Philip John Smith (55), of Grimsthorpe Close, Grantham, pleaded guilty to driving in excess of 30mph on South Parade, to Lincoln magistrates.
He was fined £150, told to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £45 costs. His licence was endorsed with four points.
>Tony John Wickstead (39) of West Road, Pointon, was found guilty by Lincoln magistrates of assault and pleaded guilty to having a dog at his address under his control which he was disqualified from having.
He was fined £125, ordered to pay compensation of £50, a victim surcharge of £20 and costs of £150.
TWO Grantham schools are in the top five state secondary schools in the East Midlands for performance at A-level and GCSE.
Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, famous for having Margaret Thatcher as joint head girl, was ranked third in the region in The Sunday Times’ annual Parent Power countdown.
And Sir Isaac Newton’s old school, Kings School, Brook Street, was fifth.
The standings are based on the percentage of entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level this summer, which is given double weighting, and the percentage of entries returning A* and A grades at GCSE.
The top 10: 1. Caistor Grammar School, 2. Spalding High School, 3. Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School, 4. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, in Alford, 5. The King’s School, in Grantham, 6. Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, in Horncastle, 7. Kesteven and Sleaford High School, Sleaford, 8. Queen Elizabeth’s High School, Gainsborough, 9. St Mary’s RC High School, Chesterfield, and The Becket School, Nottingham.
Received 24 – 28 November 2014
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Grantham S14/1255/FULL – Creation of new cold room, installation of new plant units and painting of shop front at Co-operative, 143, Princess Drive, Grantham, NG31 9QN; Applicant: Co-operative Group PO Box 53, New Century House, Manchester, M60 4ES
Fulbeck S14/2184/FULL – Day room incorporating a wet room and disabled facilitiesApplicant: Mr P J Von Und Zu Finney 11, Lowfields Paddocks, Stragglethorpe Lane, Fulbeck, NG32 3JE
Grantham S14/2359/FULL – Rear extension and balcony to rear and alterations including replacement window framesApplicant:Bob Taylor Springfield Arms, Springfield Road, Grantham, NG31 7AX
Castle Bytham S14/2488/FULL – Change of use of workshop to residential use– Applicant: Luke Smith Highbury Lodge, Hill Farm, Castle Bytham, NG33 4RW
Grantham S14/3136/TPO – 20% reduction to 1 x Cherry trees, fell 1 x Cherry tree 30% reduction to Holly, Conifer, Yew and Lime trees at Arnoldfield Court, Grantham, NG31 8GL; Applicant:Mrs Glenda Bayley, Waterloo Housing Association 1700, Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park, Solihull, B37 7YD
Grantham S14/3141/ADV – Display of signage of supermarket – 4 x illuminated fascia signs, 2 x illuminated flag pole signs, 1 x underslung sign at 47, Watergate, Grantham, NG31 6NS; Applicant: Mr Mike Devine, Lidl UK GmbH Wellington Parkway, Magna Park, Lutterworth, Leics, LE17 4XW
Grantham S14/3157/HSH – Two storey side extension; Applicant:Mr & Mrs B Jackson 47, Beacon Lane, Grantham, NG31 9DN
Grantham S14/3205/DC Submission of matters reserved by Conditions 1, 6 and 7 of S14/2167142, Poplar Farm, Barrowby Road, Grantham, NG31 8AF; Applicant: Ms M Jackson, The Lindum Group 142, Poplar Farm, Barrowby Road, Grantham, NG31 8AF
Billingborough S14/3208/MJRF – Demolition of existing redundant buildings and erection of 11 no. 2 bedroom apartments on Land rear of 32-34, High Street, Billingborough, NG34 0QA; Applicant: Mr J Murray, c/o Jason Murray Homes 1, Main Road, Dyke, PE10 0AF
Great Gonerby S14/3223/MJNF – Erection of a workshop following demolition of the existing workshop extension; Applicant:Sharmans Agricultural Ltd Sharmans Agriculture, College Farm, Gonerby Moor, Grantham, NG322AB
Grantham S14/3232/FULL – Change of use from office to shop (A1) at The Cove, Brewery Hill, Grantham, NG31 6DW; Applicant: Mr K Rupieka 11, Franklin Crescent, Sleaford, NG34 7AH
Caythorpe S14/3238/FULL – Demolition of outbuildings and construction of 2no. dwellings and formation of access. Conversion of barn to dwelling and construction of garage associated with barn conversion and detached double garage associated with no.9 Waterloo Road; Applicant: Eridaw Ltd 9, Waterloo Road, Caythorpe, NG32 3DX
Claypole S14/3241/HSH – Porch to front, single storey side and rear extensions to dwelling at Little Acre, 128, Main Street, Claypole, NG23 5BJ; Applicant: Mr Steven Pocock, Abacus 1 Ltd 14, Back Lane, Long Bennington, NG23 5DT
Pickworth S14/3244/HSH – Creation of new vehicular access and driveway; Applicant: Mr David Hall 4, Folkingham Road, Pickworth, NG34 0TJ
Colsterworth S14/3248/HSH – Single storey rear extension to dwelling; Applicant: Mr Andy Walker 19, Back Lane, Colsterworth, NG33 5HU
Gunby & Stainby S14/3272/HSH – Roof alterations, re-cladding building in natural stone, replacement windows; Applicant: Mr & Mrs C Tombs Stonebridge House, Main Street, Gunby, NG33 5LF
Grantham S14/3275/FULL – External alterations to industrial unit (insertion of windows) on Building 2, adjacent Genie UK Ltd, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ; Applicant: Grantham Estates 3, Castlegate, Grantham, NG31 6SF
Claypole S14/3297/DEXT –Single storey rear extension and pitch roof over existing flat roof extension (5.49m beyond orginal rear wall, eave height of 2.41m and ridge of 3.68m); Applicant: Mr Les Sheppard Wyvern, 7, Oster Fen Lane, Claypole, NG23 5BN
Barrowby, Grantham S14/3301/EIASP – Scoping Opinion request for proposed residential development on Land off Barrowby Road, Grantham, NG31 8NW; Applicant: Chris Akrill, Aspect Landscape Planning West Court, Hardwick Business Park, Noral Way, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16
Marston S14/3302/CWC – Commencement in accordance with condition 1 of permission at Q K Cold Store Distributors Ltd, Tollbar Road, Marston, NG32 2HT; Applicant: Mr N Joyce Q K Cold Store Distributors Ltd, Tollbar Road, Marston, NG32 2HT
Grantham S14/3304/HSH – Erection of single storey rear and side extension; Applicant:Mr Ian Weighill 31, Dale Road, Grantham, NG31 8EF
Grantham S14/3306/TPO – Various works to 43 trees (as identified in schedule), including felling, crown reduction, crown raising and removal of dead wood) on Former Genie Uk Ltd, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ; Applicant: Mr James Moore, Grantham Investments Ltd Elm House, Elmer Street North, Grantham, NG31 6RE
Ancaster S14/3310/HSH – Demolition of previous single storey extensions and outbuildings, erection of single storey side extension, raise roof to incorporate first floor and detached garage at The Bungalow, Willoughby Road, Ancaster, NG32 3RT; Applicant: Andrew Williams 6, Brookside, Ancaster, NG32 3QT
Barrowby S14/3312/OUT – Single storey dwellinghouse and new vehicular access; Applicant: Mrs C Hodgson Posts House, Casthorpe Road, Barrowby, NG32 1DP
South Witham S14/3315/OVH – Overhead line (tracker no: 1472685; Freedom no: 389169) Land r/o The Mine Site, Mill Lane to Templars Way, South Witham; Applicant: Mrs P Dewell, Freedom Group 3 Summers Cottage, Eagle Road, Morton, Lincoln, LN6 9HT
Pickworth S14/3325/DC – Approval of details reserved by Conditions of S14/2270 at Lodge Farm, Lenton Road, Pickworth, NG34 0TL; Applicant: Mr Michael Bradley Field House, Aveland Way, Aslackby, NG34 0HG
Claypole S14/3342/HSH – Installation of garage doors to existing open fronted garages at 8A, School Lane, Claypole, Lincolnshire, NG23 5BQ; Applicant: Mr Stephen Ballaam Old Farmhouse, Cliff Lane, Marston, NG32 2HU
The success of Greater Lincolnshire apprentices is being celebrated at a three simultaneous events at key locations throughout the county on 12 March 2015.
Hundreds of apprentices from across Greater Lincolnshire will come together at three events along with their guests, employers and other organisations involved in Apprenticeships. High profile speakers will facilitate the events.
The Greater Lincolnshire events are being delivered by a consortium after government funding was recently awarded to the Work Based Learning Alliance Ltd (WBLA) with huge support from Grantham College, one of 19 successful bids in the country to successfully gain a grant to plan and host ceremonies. Plans are well under way to make it a night to remember!
Geoff Middleton of the WBLA said: “We are delighted to be hosting these events, which will celebrate the enormous success and achievement of Higher and Advanced apprentices across Greater Lincolnshire.
Every single person who has completed an Apprenticeship can be proud of what they have achieved. It is important that success is rewarded to encourage others to aspire to greater things, and that is what these ceremonies will do.
The events will help to raise the profile of Apprenticeships and highlight how undertaking an Apprenticeship can lead to a successful future. There were almost 10,000 Apprenticeships started in Greater Lincolnshire in the past year, every one of these having a positive impact on the local economy.”
Herman Kok, LEP Director and Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire Employment and Skills Board said “Skills based learning deserves a much wider public recognition which is why, in Greater Lincolnshire, we have been promoting and highlighting the achievements of our Apprentices and Skills Graduates for some years. We are pleased that Greater Lincolnshire has been chosen to stage 3 of the 19 national events and with help from our employers and training providers, we will ensure that these celebrations will be memorable occasions for the apprentices and their supporters.”
Karen Riley, Regional SFA Deputy Directorsaid: “Apprenticeships are thriving in Greater Lincolnshire and it’s easy to see why. Nearly every employer that takes on an apprentice (96%) reports benefits to their business and this is testimony to the important role they have to play in the country’s economic recovery. After finishing, most apprentices (86%) will stay in employment.
These ceremonies highlight the quality and range of Advanced and Higher apprentices. Higher Apprenticeships are available at a range of levels, from the equivalent of a foundation degree to a bachelor’s degree and even master’s degree level in some sectors. More of these specialised and highly-skilled Apprenticeships are being offered each year, giving individuals the chance to continue their professional development and fully realise their potential.”
The graduation ceremonies project is being rolled out nationally following two pilot ceremonies and four trailblazers over the last two years. Some £400,000 of Government funding has been awarded to the project in total.
The graduation ceremony grants are being managed by the Association of Colleges and Association of Employment and Learning Providers, through the Skills Funding Agency. Grant amounts account for around 60% of total event costs with the remainder made up of sponsorship and local area funding.
If you would like to support these ceremonies, or require further information please contact Geoff Middleton at email@example.com.