The Macbeth Centre in Hammersmith will receive a £520,000 funding boost to improve the facilities and courses on offer for adult learners.
Thanks to joint funding from H&F Council and the GLA, a site care flat will be transformed into a pottery and arts and craft centre and the community learning kitchen will be given a total overhaul complete with state-of-the-art equipment.
Building a strong local economy
The new and improved facilities mean that the centre can offer popular courses such as pottery, stained glass, jewellery, mosaics, cookery, catering and sugar craft skills.
“The Macbeth Centre is extremely popular with residents as it helps them develop new skills and attain nationally recognised qualifications,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
He added: “It helps them get back into work and also nurtures our small businesses and entrepreneurs. We are committed to building a strong local economy to create more opportunities and jobs for all.”
The council has used £260,000 of developer funding to pay for its share of the improvements to the centre.
Thinking of learning a new skill?
The council offers more than 500 part-time courses for adults at venues and community groups across the borough.
Highlights include: bootcamps for businesses, a taste of Philosophy course, foreign language classes, computer classes and web design.
Courses are taught by skilled and qualified staff, who specialise in teaching adults. Many qualification courses are free for those on benefits.
For more details, visit: www.hfals.co.uk.