The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has launched a new funding round for pilot projects that improve attainment and other educational outcomes, such as social and emotional learning, for children with special educational needs or disability (SEND). The EEF are primarily interested in academic attainment, but would consider programmes with evidence of impact on other educational outcomes, including social and emotional learning. A useful typology of non-attainment outcomes can be found here.
Projects should aim to work with pupils between the ages of 3 and 18. For projects working with 16-18 year olds, EEF can only fund activity focused on students without English or Maths GCSE at 4 or above. To be successful, projects should be practical, cost-effective and scalable. EEF’s aim is to identify approaches that, if shown to be successful, could be taken on by schools and educational settings across England.
Applications are accepted from organisation working in schools and other educational settings, such as further education colleges, mainstream primary and secondary schools, special schools, early years settings, charities, local authorities, academy chains, universities, social enterprises and businesses. The EEF do not fund projects in one or very small numbers of schools/settings. EEF could fund a pilot to work in circa 20 schools, but usually with the aim of later testing it in a larger trial of over 80 settings.
The EEF does not have a set minimum or maximum size of grant that we award. Past EEF grants have tended to range from £90,000 to £1.5 million.
The closing date for applications is the 14th January 2019.