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Agencies

Natural England

Natural England is an independent public body whose purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

The Skills Funding Agency

The Skills Funding Agency aims to ensure that people and businesses can access the skills training they need to succeed in playing their part in society and in growing England’s economy. It does this in the context of policy set by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and informed by the needs of businesses, communities and sector and industry bodies.

The Young People's Learning Agency 

The Young People's Learning Agency's mission is to champion education and training for young people in England. It does this by providing financial support to young learners, by funding academies for all their provision and by supporting local authorities to commission suitable education and training opportunities for all 16-19 year olds.

Regional Action and Involvement South East (RAISE)

RAISE is the representative body for voluntary and community organisations in south-east England. Its objective is to promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of the public in the south-east region by supporting the efficiency and effectiveness of voluntary and community organisations that aim to relieve social, economic and educational disadvantage and improve the condition of life of disadvantaged people.