The Education and Training Foundation will be hosting nine free regional workshops  to promote the £10 million Flexible Learning Fund.

In the first weeks of 2018, the ETF will be hosting nine free regional workshops funded by the Department for Education to promote the £10 million Flexible Learning Fund to employers, adult education providers and other potential bidders. The Fund welcomes bids submitted on a collaborative basis and the workshops will also provide an opportunity for structured networking to form new partnerships.

The Flexible Learning Fund has been created to support projects that deliver learning to adults in work or returning to work with low or intermediate level skills, in ways that are flexible and easy to access. The Fund has been designed to test different approaches to engaging adults in learning, and will provide important evidence on what works, and what does not.

The workshops will give employers and adult education providers an opportunity to learn more about what is entailed in putting together a successful bid, alongside the opportunity to network and potentially partner with others.

The Fund offers bidders the chance to apply for up to £1m grant funding, (up to £10m funding available) however bids for a range of funding amounts are encouraged. The closing date for submitting proposals is 31 January 2018.

A full list of dates and venues can be found on this  booking page.