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History

For 30 years the IEF has been supporting the growth and development of Integrated Education.

The Integrated Education Fund (IEF) was set up in 1992 as an independent charitable foundation supporting the growth and development of Integrated Education in Northern Ireland.  Its mandate is drawn from the expressed demand from parents and schools who seek an Integrated Education for their children and pupils.

Between 1992 and 2022, the IEF has raised and invested over £26million from supporters and donors to advance Integrated Education, contributing to an increase in integrated school places (from 3,408 in 1992 to over 25,000 in 2022), and integrated schools (from 16 in 1992 to 70 in 2022), and has supported a substantial evidence base on the benefits of a more integrated system of education.

The Fund is managed by a Board of Directors which meets on an annual basis to agree the broad strategy and areas of activity for the Fund, and meets up to eleven times per year for the consideration of the Fund’s activities including grant making; advocacy work; fundraising; parental engagement; investment; reserves; risk management and other policies and procedures; and performance.

In 2002, the IEF established a Campaign Council, chaired by Baroness May Blood, comprising major donors and supporters who help provide advice and guidance on our Campaign.

The IEF is registered with Companies House (NI636289) and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (NIC104886) and is recognised as a charity for tax purposes under HMRC reference NI00545.