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EEFective Kent Project

EEFective Kent Project and Covid-19: A Message from the EEFective Kent Project Team
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We have made the decision to place round 2 of the Promising Projects applications on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This means that the Roadshow events planned for Tuesday 21 April 2020 have been cancelled, those who had booked places will be contacted, and the second round of applications for Promising Projects are on hold and will take place at a later date.

We are regularly reviewing the project in light of the current circumstances and will share any new developments and plans with you here on our webpage or you can sign up to our mailing list to receive updates direct to your inbox by emailing We hope to have round 2 up and running as soon as it is safe to do so, in the meantime keep checking this webpage and stay safe.

EEFective Kent Project Team

The EEFective Kent project is a three-year project running until August 2022 aiming to bring evidence-based programmes to Kent to improve educational outcomes. Kent County Council is working with the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and have created a joint funding pot worth £600,000 to support the implementation of evidence-based approaches and interventions in Kent.

The first part of the project which we are launching is inviting publicly funded Kent County schools to bid for match funding to implement one of the “Promising Projects” on offer. Promising Projects are programmes for schools that have been evaluated at a large scale and the EEF are confident can improve outcomes for children and young people. The full list of Promising Projects available to Kent through the EEFective Kent project are listed in our prospectus (PDF, 3.7 MB); there are projects that are suitable for Primary, Secondary and Special schools.

Alongside the Promising Projects, we will also be working on two other areas with the EEF:

  • Delivering evidence based EEF report training
  • Developing research champions in Kent.

These are in the early stages of planning and we look forward to sharing more details on these areas soon.

Promising Project Application Rounds
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There are now only two opportunities left to apply for match funding to access the Promising Projects. Round 1 took place in January 2020, round 2 is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will take place at a later date please keep an eye on this webpage for more information and updates. At the present moment we are not anticipating any changes to round 3 which is due to open for applications at 8am on 19 April 2021 and close 5pm on 3 May 2021.

We will also be holding a series of events to support each round of applications across the county, this will be your opportunity to find out more specific information about any of the Promising Projects you are interested in and ask any questions you have about the process. The Roadshow events scheduled in Tonbridge and Ashford on Tuesday 21 April 2020 have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who have booked onto these events will be contacted by us.

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Contact Details
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If you have any questions, would like more information or would like to join the EEFective Kent Project mailing list, please email