The Transformation Fund delivers on commitments made in The Learning Revolution White Paper, published in earlier 2009, which announced a new approach to improving people's lives and prosperity though learning for pleasure.

The Government's £20m Transformation Fund to support informal adult learning - learning for pleasure, self-development and community development will award money to a wide range of projects all with the objective of seeing creative learning flourish across the country.

The projects will introduce a range of innovative adult learning initiatives for the benefit of a wide range of communities and individuals.

The Transformation Fund encourages new partnerships between public, private and community organisations to create informal learning activities which:

  • encourage more and different people into informal learning, particularly people from disadvantaged groups;
  • open up access to learning in new places, in new ways and at more flexible times;
  • support people to set up self-organised groups and learning clubs;
  • widen choice, by developing and sharing innovative content;
  • build partnerships and strengthen the capacity of informal adult learning organisations;
  • improve connections and progression between different kinds of learning; and
  • make better use of broadcasting and technology to stimulate and support learning.