A Message to Our Supporters


The IEF wishes all our friends and supporters well in these difficult and challenging times.

The Covid-19 crisis is having a significant impact on everyone and the IEF is no exception.

To keep everyone safe, and in line with social distancing guidelines, planned fundraising and parental engagement events have been cancelled and future events and activities will need to be rescheduled. Our advocacy, communications and grant work have all been equally impacted upon by the situation and, of course, schools remain closed.

A Message to Our SupportersMuch of the work we do would normally involve interaction with schools, parents, communities, politicians, policy makers and, of course, our supporters and donors. In these unprecedented times, and with the current restrictions, there are limitations on what our teams can achieve.

The government has set up a number of measures to provide support to businesses, charities and employees in managing the financial and wider effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The IEF will examine and explore any options that can help protect and support our work going forward.

It has proved necessary to place most of our staff on furlough from 1 May to 31 July but the IEF will remain operational, albeit in a limited capacity. We will continue to monitor and review the situation throughout this period.

You can continue to keep in touch with us during this period, either by phoning the office or contacting us at info@ief.org.uk

These are challenging and uncertain times for everyone, however we can all get through this together.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Tina Merron
Chief Executive