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ELCISS aims to enhance language and communication in secondary school children with primary language and communication impairment through narrative/storytelling and vocabulary enrichment.

Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation funded the ELCISS programme. The Nuffield Foundation is a British charitable trust, established in 1943 by William Morris (Lord Nuffield), the founder of the Morris Motor Company.

The Nuffield Foundation aims to advance social well-being particularly by research and practical experiment. It tries to achieve this by supporting work, which will bring about improvements in society that are founded on careful reflection and informed by objective and reliable evidence. It also supports the development of research and professional capacity, especially in the sciences and social sciences, by means of grant schemes that are targeted to meet the needs of people in the early stages of their careers.

The Foundation's income comes from the returns on its investments. It does not fundraise or receive money from the Government. The Foundation's financial independence and lack of vested interests helps to ensure an impartial and even-handed approach to problems in the projects it funds.

Most of the Foundation's income is spent on grants, some of which are for research and others support practical innovation or development, often in voluntary sector organisations. In both cases the preference is for work that has wide significance beyond the local or routine. The Foundation looks to support projects that are imaginative and innovative. It takes a thoughtful and rigorous approach to problems and has the potential to influence policy or practice.

The Foundation also sets up and runs projects of its own for instance, The Nuffield Council on Bioethics (which is jointly funded with the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council), The Nuffield Curriculum Centre and The Nuffield Adolescent Mental Health Initiative.

Contact information
Address: 28 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JS
Telephone: 020 7631 0566
Web: www.nuffieldfoundation.org