Become a Festival of Learning Sponsor

For more than 25 years, Festival of Learning and Adult Learners’ Week has promoted the wide-ranging benefits of adult learning to individuals, families, communities, society and the economy.

We are looking for more partners to boost our reach, increase our impact and help raise the profile of adult learning and its transformative impacts.

New partnerships help raise the profile of adult learning across a variety of policy areas such as, reducing crime, promoting community cohesion and improving public health to central as well as local and regional governments with new devolved budgets and powers for skills.

How you can support Festival of Learning

Be a campaign sponsor

Align your organisation with our core funders to receive high levels of publicity and obtain speaking opportunities at major campaign events.

Sponsor our events

Our high-profile events bring together leading decision-makers and influencers to mark the achievements of learners and the sector.

Sponsor an award category

Align your organisation to an existing award and help us share winners’ inspiring stories and campaign messages more widely.

Introduce a new award category

Work with us to introduce a new award and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong education and training.

Reasons to back Festival of Learning


Award winners

Learners’ stories are at the heart of what we do. Partnering with Festival of Learning will give your organisation the opportunity to associate your brand with Festival of Learning awards and help to increase their reach and impact.

Have a Go events

Every year, hundreds of providers across the country organise Festival of Learning Have a Go events. With our campaign partner, Hotcourses, you could reach new audiences. Partnering with us can help us provide and promote even more local events to attract more lifelong learners.

Reach new learners

Lifelong learning benefits all of us. As a society, we need to mainstream lifelong learning to help people take advantage of new opportunities at work, engage with the changing world around them and bring communities together.

Join the largest campaign of its kind

Learning and Work Institute is proud to have co-ordinated Festival of Learning for more than 25 years and we are ambitious about the future. Your organisation can be part of Festival of Learning's future. We need your support to explore new ways to increase participation in learning.

Contact Us

Talk to us if you would like to discuss sponsorship options in more detail.

Email: [email protected]

Call: 0116 204 7015