Three new reports on partnership working between faith and local government.

FUNDING; Education Fund Open to Applications

he Education Endowment Fund (EEF) is now open to applications.

The EEF is seeking applications for projects that address educational disadvantage. They are particularly looking for projects which can be developed, scaled up and replicated and which will have a measurable impact on attainment.

In the first two years funding will be focused on children eligible for free school meals attending primary and secondary schools targeted for EEF funding.

The following organisations are eligible to apply:

  • Registered charities
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Individual schools
  • Clusters of schools
  • Teacher groups
  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Academy chains
  • Mutuals
  • Co-operatives
  • Any combination of these can apply for funding.

The smallest grant is likely to be around £50,000 per year. Projects should reach 100 pupils and preferably a number of schools.

Applications may be submitted at any time but there are three review points per year when they will be assessed. The next three review points are: 3 October 2011, 2 December 2011 and 30 March 2012.

To apply, organisations should complete the online application form

For more information, visit the EEF website (opens new window).