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Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

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The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is an executive agency of the Government.

As an executive agency of the Department for Education, and on behalf of the Secretary of State for Education, ESFA is responsible for administering funding to deliver education and skills, from early years through to adulthood.  

ESFA funds education and skills providers, including: 

  • maintained schools and early years institutions, through local authorities
  • academy trusts
  • special schools
  • colleges
  • independent training providers (ITPs)
  • high needs institutions 
National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 100 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Suitable for Everyone
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
Universal Services - Suitable for Everyone


Department for Education, Piccadilly Gate, Store Street
Greater Manchester
M1 2WD
United Kingdom


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Last updated 23 April 2024