Old Chapel, 1 Crossland Court, Czar Street, Leeds LS11 9PR
0113 244 2773

Cloth Cat’s main activities centre around a unique programme of FREE training in music based learning, run in partnership with the WEA.

We offer a range of courses and support, targeting people living in inner city Leeds.  Whether you want to develop your music or are just taking your first steps, we have a range of exciting and practical classes for you to explore. Our qualified tutors have loads of experience and are on hand to support you throughout.

Each course has a tuition fee as described on the course page, however if you’re in receipt of any means-tested benefit the tuition for the course will be COMPLETELY FREE.

You are entitled to FREE tuition if you are in receipt of or are dependent upon someone in receipt of:

General eligibility ( requirement of your enrolment on your chosen course)

  • You have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19+

Eligibility for help with tuition fees relating to Income Related Benefits

You are entitled to FREE tuition if you are in receipt of or are dependent upon someone in receipt of:

  1.  Claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance (you must provide your NI Number)
  2.  Claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group (you must provide your NI Number)
  3.  Claiming Universal Credit and earn less than £338 per month or household earns less than £541 per month (you must provide your NI Number)
  4.  Claiming or are dependent on someone who claims Council Tax Reduction (not single occupancy discount)
  5.  Claiming Working Tax Credit
  6.  Claiming Income Support
  7.  Claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in the Support Group
  8.  Claiming or are dependent on someone who claims Housing Benefit
  9.  Claiming Pension Guarantee Credit
  10.  Claiming Asylum in the UK.  As an Asylum Seeker you will need to have been a resident in the UK for six months or longer, have an Application Registration Card (ARC) or Standard Acknowledgement letter (SAL) and a current Asylum Support Agreement from UK Visas and Immigration.
  11.  Unwaged and dependent on somebody in receipt of one of the above benefits (excluding Council Tax Reduction and Housing Benefit).

NB: If you are not in receipt of any of the above income-related benefits but your household income is below £20,000, you may still be eligible to apply for some support with tuition, accreditation or other fees.

Please note, proof of status will be required.

Due to new funding streams, people must now be 19 or over to count on the attendance figures. It is also really important that you are able to commit to the entire length of the course.  Generally courses are weekly for 2 hours over 10 weeks.

The courses are in high demand, so book your place early, but please make sure you can commit to completing the course as places are at a premium!

Use the ‘Courses’ menu above to see what’s currently on offer, then ring Shelly on 0113 2442773 or email enquiries@clothcatleeds.org.uk to reserve your place.

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