Union Learning Fund

Union support helps Devon Disability Collective survive and thrive

Case study

A social enterprise in Devon that two years ago faced closure and staff redundancies has not only remained open, but found new customers, has a learning agreement, is planning a learning centre and looking at ways to take on apprentices – largely down to the hard work from...

PFA Education supports ‘Women Super League’ Members

Case study

The Professional Footballers Association (PFA) & unionlearn ‘Achievement Through Sport’ programme has been leading on the PFA’s core work of ensuring all players on full/part-time contracts to clubs within the Women Super League (WSL) 1 are signed up as PFA members and...

Sarfraz builds his confidence and skills thanks to his union

Case study

Sarfraz Ali works at Pennine Foods in Sheffield and has been building up both his skills and his confidence thanks to support from the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), and Project Worker Lisa Greenfield. As well as developing his skills Sarfraz is now a...

UNISON wins WEA award for learning work


UNISON has been recognised by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) as its National Strategic Partner of the year. The award marks “the degree to which a strategic partnership has enabled WEA to raise profile, influence the sector and raise educational aspirations...

Union learning strikes the right chord for Holly

Case study

Holly Lowe is one of many union members in the entertainment industry to have acquired social media skills through the union route.   When she is not hard at work practising or on tour performing with her harp, Musicians’ Union member Holly Lowe is reaching new...