Learning in communities has the power to change lives

27 January 2014

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. This is the headline finding of a research report by NIACE reviewing the Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) which was launched by the Skills Funding Agency in May 2012.

NIACE‚Äôs research shows that nine out of ten individuals who took part in learning as a result of the CLIF now intend to get a job, volunteer, and/or to continue learning.  

The report also states how successful project delivery and clear evidence of impact can considerably raise the profile of organisations. This in turn can enable them to secure additional funding and other support to sustain work in the future.