Gloucestershire College Forest of Dean Campus gets £2.6 million

This project requires a £2.6m investment to cover a shortfall in total funding of £14.8m to build a brand new Further Education (FE) college campus in the Forest of Dean (FOD) to enhance and extend FE provision in the area.

The current college site is nearing the end of its economic life and without this investment FE provision may not be possible in the FOD. The current poor skills base in the area is a barrier to investment and Cinderford, where the new campus will be located, is one of the most deprived wards in Gloucestershire.

The Gloucestershire College Forest of Dean Campus will impact the Forest of Dean positively in terms of both local skills development and regeneration.