Our work

The Bell Foundation currently funds, delivers and works in partnership to deliver two long-term programmes:

  • The EAL programme: A programme aiming to improve the educational outcomes for children with EAL who are disadvantaged in order to benefit the individual child and society as a whole.
  • 'Language for Change': a programme aiming to contribute to reducing re-offending rates of ex/offenders through removing the language barrier to rehabilitation.

These two programmatic priorities were agreed on by The Bell Foundation Board of Trustees after scoping activities, reviewing commissioned research and successful pilot projects in both areas.

The Foundation funds partnerships which are practical, innovative and can be evaluated and subsequently scaled up. We do not not usually fund individuals. Both programmes have strategic objectives which are delivered both by partner organisations and by The Bell Foundation itself. To find out more details about the strategic objectives, the type and scale of partnerships and how to work with us please follow the links to the EAL programme and the 'Language for Change' programme.