The Integrated Education Fund (IEF) was established in 1992 with money from European Union Structural Funds, the Department of Education NI, the Nuffield Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, as a financial foundation for the development and growth of integrated education.
The IEF seeks to bridge the financial gap between starting integrated schools and securing full government funding and support.
The IEF financially supports the establishment of new schools, the growth of existing schools and those schools seeking to become integrated through the transformation process.
The Board of Directors, which has 15 members, administers the charity; the day to day operations of the IEF are managed by the Chief Executive, appointed by the Board, and her staff. The Board is made up of individuals recruited for their skills and expertise. The Board of Directors receive no remuneration from the Fund. In addition, there is a Campaign Council made up of volunteers which is chaired by Baroness Blood, supported by Volunteer Teams in Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
The IEF is registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, NIC104886, with Companies House, NI636289, and with HMRC under Reference NI 00545.