To create a society where active participation in learning is recognised as the key to improving life chances and fulfilling potential
To help improve the life chances of people least likely to learn by promoting and facilitating active participation in learning
Where We Came From
We started life in 1995 as an RSA (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce) initiative and became an independent charity in November 1997. We were created with the sole purpose of championing, as our name suggests, the cause for lifelong learning. To find out more about our history click here.