The Innovation Fund for 2018 is available to organisations, group, or partnerships working in Wales who wish to deliver outreach activities or events during Adult Learners’ Week and throughout the month of June.

We are looking for activities which are creative and can reach new audiences, particularly those adults who have not engaged in learning for some time, and have the potential to gain media interest. We are particularly keen to fund organisations working together in their area and 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 or part of the promotional activity.

Adults learn in all sorts of settings for many varied reasons. Here are some examples of organisations and venues which have previously engaged with our campaigns:

Workplaces, Museums & Galleries, Libraries, Schools, Community groups, Theatre and arts groups, Sports Clubs, Cinemas, Hospitals and Health centres, Leisure centres, Pubs & Cafés, Local newspapers and radio, Housing associations, Trade unions & employer’s organisations, Prisons and Probation Services, Residential homes, Job Centres, Supermarkets and shops, transport hubs including buses and trains.

Activity could be used to:

  • Promote participation in learning
  • Increase access to information, advice and guidance
  • Facilitate have-a-go or bite-size taster sessions


The Innovation Fund cannot be used for:

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



Please find the relevant documents below:

Innovation Fund Application Form 2018
Innovation Fund Guidance 2018

Please carefully read through our Guidance Document before you start your application form.

More about Adult Learners’ Week (18-24 June 2018)

Adult Learners’ Week is an annual campaign which celebrates and promotes adult learning opportunities. Promoted by the United Nations, Adult Learners’ Week has developed in over 40 countries around the globe. In Wales we use this campaign to reach out to individuals and communities who have low skills and few qualifications. Adult Learners’ Week gives individuals the chance to take a step towards developing their skills; whether they want to get a better job or build confidence to access a course. The campaign provides an umbrella to promote formal and informal opportunities and to celebrate lifelong learning.

If you have any queries about your application form, then please contact [email protected]