Education Endowment Foundation
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement for children aged 3-16. Established by the Sutton Trust as lead charity in partnership with Impetus (now Impetus-PEF), the EEF is funded through a £125 million government grant. With additional money coming from fundraising and investment, we hope to spend as much as £200 million over the 15-year lifetime of the programme.
The EEF works towards its mission by:
• Identifying and funding promising educational projects that address the needs of disadvantaged children in primary and secondary schools in England;
• Evaluating these innovations to extend and secure the evidence on what works and can be made to work at scale;
• Encouraging schools, government, charities, and others to apply evidence and adopt innovations found to be effective.
Since its launch in 2011 the EEF has awarded funding to over 142 projects worth £87m, reaching 9,900 schools and over 1,000,000 pupils. The Teaching and Learning Toolkit, developed by the EEF in collaboration with the Sutton Trust and Durham University, provides an accessible introduction to education research, and is used by two thirds of head teachers in English schools to inform decision-making.