Each year Surrey Lifelong Learning Partnership (SLLP) helps between 600 and 800 people return to learning to gain new skills, qualifications and employment. It does not charge the individual learners who benefit from its services. Originally established by the Department of Education and Skills (now Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) in 1999, SLLP is now a registered charity. It does not receive core funding and generates income through a mix of enterprise activities (e.g. sales), grant funding for projects and statutory funding to support learning.