Fund title: Education Endowment Foundation

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To raise the attainment of children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds

Application deadline:

11 December 2017

Fund description:

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), which seeks to improve the educational attainment of disadvantaged pupils (aged 3 – 18), has launched a new funding round.

This round of funding is particularly aimed at proposals for:

  • improving Maths teaching at Key Stage 2/3
  • developing attitudes, skills and behaviours that are thought to underpin success in school and work
  • improving behaviour for specific groups of pupils or for whole-class / whole-school approaches to improving behaviour.

Programmes must be scalable and able to be replicated in schools/settings across England. The Foundation does not fund projects in one or very small numbers of schools/settings. Their smallest projects have been in 3-4 schools, but are typically in more than 50, and often over 80, institutions. Applications for funding can be made before schools have been recruited to take part.

To be eligible the applicant must be a not-for-profit organisation, such as a school, charity, social enterprise, local authority or university. Grants are expected to be in the range of £90,000 to £1.5m.

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