Funding success helps support adult learners skills development
Funding success helps support adult learners skills development

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has been successful in securing funding of £13,000 through City College Peterborough’s Community Learning Trust fund.

This is the sixth year CKH has been awarded the funding and it will allow the housing association to use its expertise and community hubs to bring even more training and skills development, meeting the needs of local people, right to the heart of the community.

CKH has devised its ‘Step Up’ programme, which is made up of three different courses that aim to support people across the region with improving their mental health by improving confidence, motivation, social interaction and the benefits of volunteering.

With courses starting from this October and running through to July 2023, CKH is hoping to help support over 66 new learners in developing their skills thanks to this funding. The courses will be delivered in person, in venues across Peterborough, and the Step up to your potential and Step up to be a volunteer course will also be available online, through CKH’s online learning platform.

Kate Newbolt, Service Manager – Customer, Community and Stakeholder Engagement at CKH, said: “This funding is such great news for us and for local people. Thanks to City College Peterborough we will be able to roll out even more support than ever before.

“Supporting people to improve their mental health is one of the key strands of our Community Investment strategy, and this funding will enable us to do even more for local people, by tailoring the support they receive to their individual needs.

“Working in partnership enables us to deliver so much more, by pooling expertise and resources for the greater good. Our longstanding partnership with City College Peterborough has already delivered so much and we are so pleased to able to do even more this year.”

Harriet Bowen, from City College Peterborough (CCP) said: “CCP is extremely pleased to be working in partnership with CKH again this year. It is great to see such an interesting project aimed at supporting residents to produce some great personal outcomes and develop their skills.  We are really looking forward to continuing our close partnership with the team at CKH.” 

For more information about these courses, call 01733 396404 or register your interest by emailing You can also find out about the courses on CKH’s website, and by following CKH on Facebook.

City College Peterborough’s Community Learning Trust fund is supported by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.