The funding is intended to use learning opportunities to help advance the government's proposals for creating 'the big society'.
The fund is managed by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE), and has awarded a total of £2.25 million to a variety of organisations who will begin work at the start of September.
Commenting on the projects, Skills Minister John Hayes said: "These winning projects are prime examples of the powerful impact that informal adult and community learning can have on individuals and society as a whole.
"It improves skills and job prospects as well as strengthening the networks and neighbourhoods that form the fabric of our everyday lives."
Projects which will be receiving funding from the SFA include: