Education Grants to Raise the Attainment of 3-18 Year Olds

Grants are available to organisations to help raise the standards of underperforming schools in England.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) grant funding tests the impact of high-potential projects aiming to raise the attainment and wider outcomes of 3 – 18 year-olds, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The EEF’s funding rounds will now focus on particular topics, and projects will be funded within selected themes under these topics.

For the February 2022 grant funding round EEF are looking for applications for programmes that have some evidence of promise in the following three research priority areas:

  • Early Language
  • Mathematics in the Early Years and Key Stage 1
  • Cognitive Science.

These priority areas have been identified using existing EEF evidence reviews as having gaps in the evidence base and with the potential to benefit disadvantaged pupils and in consultation with stakeholders.

Further information on each of the three priority areas can be found on EEF’s website.

Eligible applicants are as follows:

  • Registered charities.
  • Not-for-profit organisations.
  • Individual schools.
  • Clusters of schools.
  • Teacher groups.
  • Universities.
  • Colleges.
  • Academy chains.
  • Mutuals.
  • Co-operatives
  • Or any combination of the above.

There are no set minimum or maximum award amounts.

The deadline for applications is 4 April 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)