Community Learning Innovation Fund

A set of resources setting out the key achievements of the 97 projects funded through the Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) in 2012-13 -funded by the Skills Funding Agency and managed by NIACE -the difference they have made to the lives of individuals, families and communities, and the lessons learned about what does and doesn’t work in community learning.

When people have the opportunity to learn in their own communities, it helps them make positive changes for themselves and their families and take control of their lives. NIACE’s research shows that nine out of ten individuals who took part in learning as a result of CLIF now intend to get a job, volunteer, and/or to continue learning. It alsoshows how successful project delivery and clear evidence of impact can considerably raise the profile of organisations which in turn will enable them to lever in additional funding and other support to sustain work in the future.