Apply for Funding

Apply for Funding

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) exists to fund the development and evaluation of cost-effective and replicable projects that seek to improve the educational attainment of pupils who are eligible for free school meals.

Our focus is on supporting projects that show promising evidence of having a measurable impact on attainment or a directly related outcome. We are interested in testing projects’ effectiveness through robust independent evaluations, where appropriate as randomised controlled trials. If they are shown to have an impact, they should be able to be replicated and scaled up to improve outcomes for other disadvantaged pupils.

We currently have three application rounds open. All three are closing on 1st October 2015:

  • Round 9 – A general funding round, seeking proposals for evidence-based, scalable ideas that aim to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils aged 3-16 in English schools. Please see the Application Form Guidance Notes for further details.
  • Raising the Attainment of EAL pupils – A focused funding round for proposals that aim to raise the attainment of disadvantaged EAL pupils co-funded with the Bell Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy. Please see here for further information
  • Financial education – A funding round for proposals that help children to both improve their academic attainment and maximise their chances of being financially capable in adulthood co-funded with the Money Advice Service. Please see the guidance note for more information. 

To apply for either round, click on Apply Now and either log in (if you’re previously registered) or create a new account. Select the round you wish to apply for.