Pound Plus Survey 2014/14: Final Report

This report provides the findings of a survey, conducted by RCU, to capture evidence of the ‘Pound Plus’ (or financial added value and leverage) of publically-funded community learning. Pound Plus is a distinctive element of the Community Learning Reform agenda. The work was underpinned by a sector-wide consortium consisting of NIACE, Leafea, HOLEX, TSNLA and the Association of Colleges. The report offers an introduction to the Pound Plus approach and a clear analysis of its costs and benefits, along with some useful messages for providers of community learning (whether government funded, or not).