Suffolk Challenge Fund

In 2016, in partnership with Suffolk County Council’s Raising the Bar programme, the EEF launched a £600,000 excellence fund to use for projects that have been evaluated by the EEF and have achieved promising results in raising educational attainment elsewhere in the country. 

Suffolk schools were invited to bid for money to implement programmes from among these promising projects, for which they could obtain 50% of funding towards the costs. The schools responded positively to the opportunity and over 120 – more than one-third of the county’s schools – have been offered funding to train a total of more than 600 school staff in a range of approaches and programmes covering mathematics, reading and writing, and science.