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21 March 2022

Education Endowment Foundation Launches New Call to Improve Attendance

The Education Endowment Foundation and the Youth Endowment Fund are partnering to provide funding for projects that aim to reduce student absenteeism.

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 Improving Attendance and Reducing Exclusions funding round the EEF and the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) are partnering to find, fund, and evaluate programmes and practices in England and Wales that could both keep children safe from involvement in violence and improve academic attainment, by reducing absenteeism.

EEF/YEF are particularly interested in funding projects within the following areas:

  • Anti-bullying programmes
  • Classroom Behaviour Management programmes
  • Internal Alternative Provision interventions
  • Needs-led attendance interventions
  • Parent/​carer communication interventions
  • Social and emotional learning interventions
  • Targeted family engagement interventions.

For further details about these themes, please refer to the guidance notes.

Applications are welcomed that relate to projects delivered by education settings (primary/secondary schools, further education colleges, alternative provision settings), local authorities or other relevant statutory bodies, and/or provided in partnership with charities, public services or private sector organisations. All projects need to be delivered in or within the scope of formal educational settings.

Programmes must support children in England and/or Wales.

There are no set minimum or maximum award amounts.

The deadline for applications is 16 May 2022.

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