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College to receive £1.1m government investment

It has been announced today (Friday 26th July) that Barking & Dagenham College has been awarded £1.1million in government capital funding, to help refurbish areas of the College.


The news comes after the College applied for funding through the new College Capital Investment Fund (CCIF) scheme.  The scheme has been set up to support colleges across the UK in their efforts to ensure learners reach their full potential. 


The funding will be added to the College’s own investment of £2.3m, to refurbish areas of the 20+ acre campus.


Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said: “I'm delighted to announce £1.1 million in Government funding for Barking & Dagenham College, which will be added to the £2.3 million which the College is already investing, to help transform their campus and improve teaching and learning locally."


“The Government is helping to create specialist facilities that will ensure thousands of students get the best possible learning experience and inspire them to reach their potential, while addressing local skills shortages.”


"We are making the skills system more rigorous and responsive to the needs of employers, and this funding will help do that."


Wijay Pitumpe, Vice Principal, Corporate Services at Barking & Dagenham College said: “We are already significantly investing in the amenities the College offers its students.  This new government funding will help further boost these improvements, and will allow us to continue in our commitment to provide the best possible facilities and learning environment for the community we serve.”   



Notes to editor:

Photography shows Wijay Pitumpe, Vice Principal, Corporate Services & Enterprise at Barking & Dagenham College.


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