Speaking today, Minister Harris said:
“I am delighted to award funding to 51 innovative projects and partnerships that will help people access the skills of literacy, numeracy and digital skills.
“We know that accessing literacy supports can be very difficult for people to do. There is often a stigma attached to not being able to read, write, or participate in the world online.
“What is really magic about these projects is they inject fun into learning those essential skills. That can mean learning to read or count through the joy of cooking, or boxing.
“This will ensure we reach those key target groups such as older adults, members of the Traveller community, or persons experiencing addiction.
“I really want to congratulate each and every applicant. We will learn from your work and scale up if found to be successful.”