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FUNDING: Community Learning Innovation Fund

The Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF), a new £4million grants fund from the Skills Funding Agency, administered by NIACE, is now open for applications.

The CLIF will provide grants of between £10,000 and £65,000, to organisations from across England for new and imaginative community learning opportunities to encourage adults to take up, succeed and progress in learning. 

The purpose of the CLIF is to support new and creative community learning opportunities, particularly for disadvantaged people, in line with the objectives set out in New Challenges, New Chances Further Education and Skills Reform Plan: Building a World Class System (BIS, December 2011). The Fund will draw on the experience of previous government funds such as the; Adult and Community Learning Fund (ACLF) (2011-12), Transformation Fund (2009-10) and Adult and Community Learning Fund (1998-2004) in supporting innovative social partnerships, curriculum innovation and strategies to engage under-represented groups. 

Projects will be funded to run from September 2012 to 31st July 2013.

For more information and to apply, please visit the CLIF page at NIACE.