In April 2017, the Government launched a £140 million Strategic School Improvement Fund (SSIF), a grant to support schools most in need to improve school performance and pupil attainment.

Applications to the SSIF are being managed by the Department for Education. The first round closed on 23 June 2017, the second on 20 October 2017.

The third round of funding is now open, until Friday 20 April 2018 (midday). Further details are available on the Department for Education’s website.

For advice on the application process, please visit the Education Endowment Foundation website