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.

All our funding rounds are currently closed. The next round of funding will open in November 2015 and will close in April 2016.

  • Round 9 (Closed) – 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 (Closed) – 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 (Closed) – 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 funding, 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.