CL = Community Learning
Community Learning courses are funded by Education Futures Trust and Sussex Coast College.
The cost of the course is £60. If you receive one of the following benefits you can get a fee waiver so the course is FREE:
- JSA (Jobseekers Allowance) including National Insurance credits
- ESA (Employment Support Allowance) WRAG (Work-related activity group)
- Universal Credit and earning under £330 a month
Or if you are currently unemployed and receiving one of the following benefits and earning under £330 a month:
- Income Support
- Council Tax Benefit
- Working Tax Credit
- ESA (Employment Support Allowance) non WRAG
- Housing Benefit
- Asylum Seekers in receipt of income-based benefits
If you book a free course we will ask for a returnable deposit of £5 to hold your space. This is because our funding depends on people attending the courses – we can’t claim if you don’t come! The deposit is returned at the end of the course if you have attended the sessions.
For most courses this is the only cost – materials and tools are provided free. The exception to this is Upholstery because the materials are very expensive. If you recover our chairs for our store we will provide the materials and foam. If you bring your own chairs to recover or buy a set from HFS to recover and take home, you will need to pay for foam (if needed) and you can bring in your choice of material or use the neutral material provided.
CCG = Clinical Commissioning Group
These workshops are funded by the Hastings & Rother CCG with the aim of helping people boost their wellbeing, particularly if you have mental or physical ill-health.
There is no fee for these workshops and they are open to any adult that feels they may benefit from them.
WoW = Workshops on Wheels van
Our WoW van is a mobile workshop that visits different neighbourhoods and community groups in Hastings and Rother. There is no fee for these workshops.