Local CUs

The structure and development of our local Children's University centres is becoming increasingly diverse. Many that were formerly constituted in partnerships with Local Authorities are developing into charities and trusts in their own right, with a range of governance arrangements. Increasing numbers of HE and FE institutions are seeing the mutual benefit of providing support for their local Childrens University in terms of the links it provides with younger learners and the opening up of opportunities for future progression. Community Interest Companies and others in the third sector are also supporting the Children's University as a vehicle for developing innovative partnerships with the wider community.