The Sutton Trust, as the lead charity in a partnership with Impetus-PEF, was awarded a £135 million arm’s length grant in 2011 by the Government to establish a major initiative to boost the attainment of some of the country’s most disadvantaged children. The grant was awarded through an open application process involving 14 other bidders.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents. It aim to raise the attainment of children facing disadvantage by:
- Identifying promising educational innovations 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. With investment and fundraising income, the EEF intends to award as much as £200m over the 15-year life of the Foundation.
For more information on the EEF please visit their website.