Our Funding Partners

2016-17

We are delighted to report the following partnerships the EEF has formed in the year July 2016 - June 2017: 

November 2016: The EEF is partnering with the Careers & Enterprise Company and the Bank of America Merril Lynch to test the impact of high-potential careers education programmes. Full details here.

November 2016: We're partnering with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), with the support of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, to investigate the impact of cultural learning on disadvantaged children’s attainment and wider outcomes. Find out more here.

October 2016: The EEF has launched our new Research Schools initiative - building networks between large numbers of local schools to support them make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning - together with the Institute of Effective Education at the University of York. Five schools have been appointed initially, with more to follow - details here.

July 2016: The EEF has joined with J.P. Morgan to launch a £5 million fund to improve outcomes for disadvantaged 16-18 year-olds, focused on supporting those students who have not yet achieved a C grade or above at GCSE English and/or maths to do so and/or to improve their Level 2 functional skills. Read the announcement here.

2015-16

We are delighted to report the following partnerships the EEF has formed in the year July 2015 - June 2016:

March 2016: The EEF, supported by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has commissioned a literature review to investigate ways to improve outcomes for young people through careers education. Read the announcement here.

March 2016: We are partnering with Suffolk County Council on its Raising the Bar programme to help boost the attainment of pupils across the county. Further details here.

February 2016: The EEF and the Royal Society have joined forces to commission a review to improve science results for disadvantaged pupils in primary and secondary schools across England. You can read more about our collaboration here.

February 2016: We are co-funding the new trial of Mathematical Reasoning project with the Worshipful Company of Actuaries. You can read more about this project here.

January 2016: We are very pleased that KPMG Foundation is co-funding two projects - Voice 21 and Positive Action - with the EEF.

January 2016: The EEF is delighted that the The Stone Family Foundation is co-funding our first Early Year project, Maths Champions, with us. You can read more about this project here.

November 2015: The EEF is delighted to announce we are co-funding with Northern Rock Foundation a £10 million, five-year North East Literacy Campaign focused on primary-age children in the region. You can read more about the aims of the Campaign here.

August 2015: The EEF has joined forces with Money Advice Service to launch a new £700,000 fund to explore ways to raise pupils’ attainment and improve their financial capability.  You can read more about this funding round here

In addition, the EEF gratefully acknowledges the pro bono support received from the following organisations:

Sutton Trust
Boston Consulting Group
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Macfarlanes 

Total pro bono support received in 2015/16: £465,907.

2014-15

We are delighted to report the following partnerships the EEF has formed in the year July 2014 - June 2015:

May 2015: Following our joint work to commission reviews focused on helping teachers and schools identify the most effective approaches to raise the attainment of pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL), the EEF is delighted to be co-funding with The Bell Foundation and Unbound Philanthropy a new £2m grants round to trial evidence-based ways to boost disadvantaged EAL pupils' attainment. You can read more about this funding round here

In addition, the EEF gratefully acknowledges the pro bono support received from the following organisations:

Sutton Trust
Macfarlanes
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Total pro bono support received in 2014/15: £78,139.

2013-14

We are delighted to report the following partnerships the EEF has formed in the year July 2013 - June 2014:

May 2014: The EEF is delighted that the The Stone Family Foundation is co-funding the Youth Social Action project involving Youth United,trialling the impact of youth social action activities on the engagement and attainment of pupils. You can read more about this project here.

March 2014: We are co-funding the Word and World Reading project - testing the impact of a programme which aims to boost children's attainment by building 'core knowledge' - with the Greater London AuthorityYou can read more about the project here

February 2014: The EEF, Unbound Philanthropy and The Bell Foundation have joined forces to commission a review focused on helping teachers and schools identify the most effective approaches to raise the attainment of pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL). You can read more about their collaboration here.

February 2014: The EEF is delighted that the Pears Foundation is co-funding the Youth Social Action project involving Youth United, trialling the impact of youth social action activities on the engagement and attainment of pupils. You can read more about this project here.

February 2014: We are co-funding Physically Active Lessons - testing the impact of short bursts of physical activity on academic outcomes - with Nike inc. as part of the 'Designed to Move' initiative. You can read more about the project here.

January 2014: The EEF will be working with the Department for Education and the London Schools Excellence Fund on a £1.5 million funding round to improve the link between research and practice in English primary and secondary schools. You can find out more about this partnership here.

January 2014: A major partnership with The Wellcome Trust to co-fund a £6 million round fund for collaborations between educators and neuroscientists to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of neuroscience-based educational interventions in the classroom designed to increase the attainment of pupils, particularly those from low-income families. You can read more about the joint funding round here.

July 2013: The EEF is delighted to announce it is working together with the Cabinet Office to test the impact of youth social action (for example, volunteering in the community, taking part in Scouts or the Duke of Edinburgh Award) on pupils’ engagement and attainment at school. You can read more about our work together here.

July 2013: We are delighted to have begun a programme of work with the Wellcome Trust to build research expertise and knowledge at the interface between neuroscience and education. You can read more about our partnership here.

In addition, the EEF gratefully acknowledges the pro bono support received from the following organisations:

Sutton Trust
Macfarlanes
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Transform

Total pro bono support received in 2013/14: £93,940

2012-13

We are delighted to report the following partnerships the EEF has formed in the year July 2012 to June 2013:

July 2012: A major co-funding partnership with the SHINE Trust, jointly funding a £1 million academic and cultural Saturday school for primary pupils in disadvantaged areas of Greater Manchester, working with the Hallé Orchestra. You can read more about the project here.

October 2012: A £3 million co-funding partnership with J.P. Morgan, investing in a major new initiative to address educational inequality by recruiting and inspiring good teachers in disadvantaged areas. You can read the announcement of this co-funding for 'Achieve Together' here.

December 2012: A major new partnership with Nominet Trust to co-fund projects focusing on the use of digital technology in raising the attainment of disadvantaged children. You can read the announcment of this partnership here.

January 2013: Joining with the Greater London Authority to identify and evaluate an intervention that supports London pupils with an experience of exclusion. You can read more about this project here.

June 2013: Joining with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to explore ways to improve the impact of educational research on practice. You can read more about this joint initiative here.

In addition, the EEF gratefully acknowledges the pro bono support received from the following organisations:

Sutton Trust
Macfarlanes
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Total pro bono support received in 2012/13: £57,452

2011-12

The EEF gratefully acknowledges the pro bono support received from the following organisations:

EEF founding charities:
The Sutton Trust
Impetus Trust

Other organisations:
Boston Consulting Group
Macfarlanes
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Total pro bono support received in 2011/12: £501,889

The EEF also wishes to record their thanks to the Department for Education for its initial £125m grant funding which made the EEF possible.

(* financial year ending March 31st.)