Our Funders


EIF is both a registered charity and one of the Government’s What Works centres, so we receive support for our activities from a wide range of funders, including individual donors, businesses, charitable trusts and foundations and local and national government. Some of this funding goes towards our core running costs, while most is used to fund projects on key issues:

  • Families: supporting relationships, parents and the early years 
  • Promoting social and emotional skills and resilience
  • High risk: protecting vulnerable children and young people
  • Creating system change to support early intervention
  • Investing in early intervention

Funding supports a range of activities under these key headings from What Works reviews of the evidence, to supporting effective early intervention activity in local areas or with particular workforces, evaluation, policy analysis. 

If you are interested in funding EIF or just want to learn more about how we are funded, get in touch with our Commercial Director Chris Triggs on chris.triggs@eif.org.uk.



Since EIF was set up in 2013, we have received generous support from the following organisations and individuals:

  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Barrow Cadbury Trust
  • Sir Tony Cann CBE
  • Capita One
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • ESRC (with support to three local areas for demonstration projects)
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Work & Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Communities and Local Government
  • Home Office
  • Public Health England
  • Cabinet Office
  • Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission
  • Public Policy Institute for Wales

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