Freemantle Community Centre is set to win £50,000 from the Learning and Skills Council later this month.
The money has been awarded following a successful bid to deliver community learning for adults and families in the area.
After consulting with the community it has been suggested that the money be spent on delivering IT training and drama and performance.
The community centre is set to be redeveloped and will close in March for six months while the works are done. Most of the extra money will be spent during this period.
The community centre caters for a range of groups, including Southampton Day Services, youth and church groups, amateur dramatics, yoga and martial arts.