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Festival of Learning part of the Learning Revolution

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29 September 2009

In October 2009 the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is launching The Learning Revolution Festival, a month-long celebration of informal adult learning and its benefits for individuals, families, businesses and communities. The Festival is part of The Learning Revolution movement kickstarted by the Government White Paper published in March 2009. The Government already spends £210 million each year on informal adult learning and the White Paper committed an additional £30million for 2009–10 to strengthen the infrastructure for informal learning across England. Of this, the £20m Transformation Fund recently awarded grants to 231 informal learning initiatives and a new £3m support package for community learning champions will be launched. Click more to go to the Learning Revolution site and look for events in your area.

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