The Community Learning Innovation Fund (CLIF) was a £4million grants fund from the Skills Funding Agency, administered by NIACE, which funded over community learning projects in 2012/13.


CLIF Projects in a Box

The list of projects funded by the Community Learning Innovation Fund including links to Projects in a Box can be downloaded in Word format.

CLIF Impact Project

NIACE is producing a series of reports looking at the impact of community learning as evidenced by the Community Learning Innovation Fund projects. The following reports are available to download for free from the NIACE bookshop:

Community learning and socially vulnerable groups

Community learning and digital inclusion

Community learning and families

Community learning and health

Community learning and volunteering

Community learning and employability (forthcoming)

Community Learning Innovation Fund: A report by NIACE for the Skills Funding Agency

A copy of the Community Learning Innovation Fund final report is available to download from the NIACE bookshop.


The full Prospectus for the Community Learning Innovation Fund (opens in a new window) can be downloaded in PDF format.


If you have an enquiry about the CLIF please email