Festival of Learning Innovation Fund 2017

We have a fund available to help local groups to deliver learning activities for adults. Below are details on how to apply.

We welcome applicants from any group, organisation or partnership. We are particularly keen to fund organisations working together in their area. We would like to support groups who may be working with a wide range of agencies and may have the involvement of adult learners as part of the decision-making process. Grants will be awarded to organisations that are working with communities who are currently not accessing learning opportunities.

We are looking for activities which are different (e.g. they may be located at unusual venues), can reach new audiences, particularly those adults who have not engaged in learning for some time.

Activity should be:

  • To promote participation in learning
  • To increase access to information, advice and guidance
  • To facilitate the organisation of bite-size taster sessions

The Innovation Funds cannot be used to fund:

  • Research projects
  • The production of course materials
  • Already established courses

Below are the documents you need to apply for funding:

Innovation Funding Application form
Innovation Funding Guidance notes

The deadline for all applications is Friday 31 March. 

If you have any queries about your application, please do not hesitate to contact nisha.patel@learningandwork.org.uk or kay.smith@learningandwork.org.uk or call us on 02920 370900