The Integrated Education Fund (IEF) can offer help, advice and financial support on how your school can explore change through transformation.
The IEF offers grants to help support schools during two main stages of the transformation process:
- IEF grants for schools exploring transformation (Grants of up to £2,500 available)
- IEF grants for schools transforming (Grants of up to £15,000 available)
IEF grants for schools exploring transformation (Grants of up to £2,500 available) These IEF grants can help fund your school if you would like to, for example, hold information events to help raise awareness about exploring change. These events can help everyone to feel connected and fully informed about what is involved.
Grants for Community Groups Exploring Transformation (Grants of up to £2,500 available) This grant can financially assist constituted groups which would like to, for example, undertake research, deliver information sessions, grow understanding and confidence, and/or implement an awareness campaign across the local community and with local media, about current education provision and the potential for transformation to integrated status.
Grants for schools transforming (Grants of up to £15,000 available) Once your school has applied to the Department of Education and received approval to transform, IEF grants area available to support your school during the initial stages of the transformation journey. The journey involves a series of gradual and definite change, undertaken with the support of the whole school community.