Change Your Story Funding - open for applications

Adult Learners’ Week (19 – 25 September) is an annual campaign which celebrates and promotes learning opportunities for everyone.

The campaign provides a focus to promote formal and informal opportunities and to celebrate lifelong learning. We want to showcase steps back to learning and opportunities to develop skills – for work, to support families, for wellbeing and quality of life.

This year, while we adapt and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the Adult Learners’ Week festival will promote a mix of online courses, tasters, and tutorials as well as face-to-face community outreach events, and blended delivery if appropriate.

This fund offers support for providers of adult learning to deliver content and outreach promotional activity for the campaign period and throughout the month of September 2022.

Grants of up to £750 are available to organisations working in Wales who deliver lifelong learning. This grant fund is intended to support the creation of free bitesize tasters, learning events, outreach activity, masterclasses, learner voice and to develop content that can be adapted to an online environment.

You may also be interested in delivering online/face to face Open Days – these should be focused on learning for adults. We are also interested in family learning and particularly to support individuals or communities who have been particularly challenged over the last year.

We want you to think about tackling barriers to engaging adults and families and inspire more adults to find out what is available to support their learning journey and build their confidence to start.

We are interested in activity that:

  1. Tackles barriers to participation and to promote equality and inclusion.
  2. Focuses on people with low levels of skills or qualifications
  3. Creates partnerships with health care to tackle health inequalities and to recognise the role of learning and skills as part of the solution to live a better life
  4. Builds on the enthusiasm of existing learners as advocates to encourage their own communities to take part.

    Grants can be used to:

    •Create online/face to face bite size tasters

    • Deliver live online events and sessions

    • Co-ordinate online/face to face open days for community based, family and adult learning opportunities

    • Support creative ideas to reach more adults and families with learning opportunities or to engage with information, advice, and guidance

    • Enable partnership activity to reach new audiences, test news ways of working or find new ways of promoting/delivering opportunities to reach those who need most support

    • Build more blended learning activity and support innovation in distance learning strategies•Focus on mental health and wellbeing by creating more opportunities for informal learning opportunities

    • Enhance inclusion by focusing on digital skills and access

    The deadline for applications: 8th April 2022

    Please send your completed form to:

Guidance and Application Form


Contact us for further information about Adult Learners' Week

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