Transforming Learning Communities Project – Big Lottery


Southern Regional College Wins Prestigious National Award

Staff and students were celebrating on Friday 7th February 2014 as Southern Regional College was awarded the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Widening Participation to Lifelong Learning. The College was presented with the award, sponsored by Pearson, by Lord Willis, President of the AoC Charitable Trust, at the AoC Beacon Awards National Presentation Ceremony in London.

The Southern Regional College ‘Transforming Learning Communities Project’ is a five year project delivered in conjunction with Trademark working to deliver a range of tailored education, training and health and wellbeing support services to Traveller and Migrant communities across the Southern area.

The project also works to increase confidence and capacity within the target communities through volunteering and addressing the prejudice and disadvantages they face.

The project is funded by the Big Lottery through the Live and Learn Programme.Big-Lottery-Fund-logo

Other partners in the project include:

  • The Southern Education and Library Board
  • St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)
  • The Southern Health Trust (Promoting Wellbeing Team)
  • Southern Area Action with Travellers
  • Craigavon Travellers Support Committee
  • Armagh Travellers Support Group
  • An Tearmann
  • The Migrant Worker Unit of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)
  • Armagh Cultural Diversity and Integration Steering Group
  • Craigavon Intercultural Project