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Farron welcomes 'Brilliant' £3 million grant for Kendal College

November 18, 2013 12:06 PM

South Lakes MP Tim Farron has hailed a Government grant of over £900,000 to improve facilities at Kendal College, delivered after a successful application for new funds announced in the Autumn Statement. South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed the 'brilliant news' that Kendal College have won a grant of £3 million to complete the refurbishment of the Allen Building and construction of new studios at Wildman Street.

Senior government minister David Laws MP came to the college this weekend to see the first class facility for himself. In a letter to Tim, Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for Skills and Enterprise said:

"I am delighted to tell you that we have been able to provide capital funding support to Kendal College which services your constituency, through the third phase of the College Capital Investment Fund (CCIF)."

He goes on: "Kendal College has secured an enhanced rate of public funding to reflect the challenges that this College faces and is being offered £3,006,062 of public funding to improve its facilities through a £3,340,069 project."

Commenting, Tim said: "This is absolutely brilliant news for Kendal College! It will lead to massive benefits for young people and employers across our area.

"It is vitally important that the college is able to regularly update the facilities on offer to students, in order to maintain the fantastic quality of college leavers in Cumbria. This money will enable them to continue adding to a pool of talent which will be the lifeblood of local businesses in the future.

"I am delighted Kendal College's importance to our community has been recognised by the Government. This money will make a significant contribution in equipping our young people with the skills they need to benefit the local area in their future careers".