FOI release

Education Funding Agency zero-funded contracts

Successful contracts granted for the first 2 periods and a list of providers for EFA for financial years 2011 to 2012 and 2012 to 2013.



  • Date requested: 21 May 2013
  • Date responded: 12 June 2013


Zero-funded contracts:

  • a list of successful applicant contracts granted for the first 2 contracting periods
  • a list of providers who are have been/or are on a zero-funded Education Funding Agency (EFA) contract for financial years 2011 to 2012 and 2012 to 2013


For financial year 2011 to 2012 the zero-funded contract option was not available and therefore no contracts were awarded.

The EFA has not yet completed the process for finalising zero-funded contracts for 2012 to 2013. The fourth and final ‘window’ for zero-funded applications closed at the end of April and the EFA is conducting contract clarification discussions with successful applicants.

Given the length of time some of these discussions take the EFA has published a list of those providers who have been successful to date, to be followed up with a second list once remaining contracts have been finalised which is expected to be in September.

The information you requested is available at 16 to 19 education: commercial and charitable providers

Published 15 August 2014