NDNA funding partners

We value the support, funding and grants from all NDNA funding partners. This funding enables us to drive positive impact to benefit sustainable communities, a sustainable early years sector, the workforce, families and most importantly, young children.

We work closely with a range of funding partners to deliver NDNA’s quality products and services to wider communities and stakeholders. Working in partnership, NDNA can further empower and support the sector to thrive by developing the workforce and early years settings, and contributing to the well-being and positive outcomes of young children and their families. Discover more about our funding partners and the impact they have on our work across the early years sector below.

Department for Education

In support of Maths Champions


The Department for Education (DfE) supports NDNA through the DfE Accelerator fund to provide Maths Champions programmes for settings across England, enriching the day-to-day maths activities in early years settings and boosting children’s maths learning, prioritising areas with high proportions of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.


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Education Endowment Foundation


The Education Endownment Foundation funds NDNA to deliver the Maths Champions programme, secured through the Department for Education’s Accelerator Fund, nationally. This funding will allow up to 405 PVI, maintained and school-based nurseries to gain access to the Maths Champions programme during this academic year .


The one-year programme, developed and delivered by NDNA, supports early years providers to improve their maths provision by nominating a senior member of existing staff as a ​“Maths Champion” to undertake training and support colleagues to develop their maths teaching practice.



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The Mercers' Company Foundation

As trustee of the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington.


Supported by the Mercers’ Company as trustee of the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington, NDNA is delivering 150 Maths Champions and 50 Language & Communication Champions programmes into 18 of the most deprived boroughs in Greater London.


The project will run until the end of September 2027.


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The Moondance Foundation


The Moondance Foundation offers grants to organisations and causes that provide transformational changes in communities in Wales and beyond. Supported by The Moondance Foundation, NDNA is delivering two Childcare Works programmes in Wales; one in Cardiff and the other in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT).


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UK Shared Prosperity Fund

In support of Childcare Works


Cyngor Gwynedd Council are funding delivery of NDNA’s Childcare Works programme in Conwy for 14 participants through UKSPF funding. The funding will run until 25 October 2024.


This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.


The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit the website.


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To discuss working with NDNA as a funding partner, please contact us here.