Adult Learners' Week Innovation Fund 2024

The Innovation Fund is available for adult learning providers in Wales who wish to deliver outreach, promotional activity or online tasters for the campaign week and throughout the month of September 2024.

Adult Learners’ Week is an annual campaign which celebrates and promotes learning opportunities for everyone. The focus week will run from 9th – 15th September 2024, with promotional activity taking place throughout the month.

The campaign aims to connect people to a wide range of learning opportunities, demonstrate the benefits of adult learning, and celebrate the achievements of people, projects and organisations in Wales.

We will showcase the many benefits and opportunities to get back into learning, whether it’s for work, life, health, and community connections.

We want to work with organisations across the sector to deliver an exciting programme of activities for people across Wales. We’ll work to signpost and promote community events, short courses, taster sessions, online provision, open days, advice, and information.

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 or family learning activities, 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.

We are interested in activity that:

  • Tackles barriers to participation and to promote equality and inclusion.
  • Focuses on people with low levels of skills or qualifications.
  • Creates partnerships with health care to tackle health inequalities and to recognise the role of learning and skills as an important part of the solution to a healthy life.
  • Builds on the enthusiasm of existing learners as advocates who use their voice and connections as a platform encourage their own communities to take part.
  • Builds a positive culture of learning, motivating as many adults as possible to see the value and the benefits of taking part and progress onto further learning.

Closing date for applications:

16 August 2024.

We recommend you submit your proposal as soon as possible to allow yourself enough time to plan your programme of activity.  Please send your completed application to:


Innovation Fund Guidance & Application form


Contact us if you would like to speak to someone about the Innovation Fund.

  • Welsh Government
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