The programmes for dependent family members listed on this site are intended as suggestions only. Whilst they are recognised as credible programmes they carry no particular endorsement of the EEF.
Parents/caregivers are welcome to make use of these suggested programmes but are also encouraged to make their own inquiries to seek out programmes that best fit the development needs of family members, whether it be a programme mentioned on this site or some other initiative.
If you identify a programme for either a dependent child or spouse/partner that is not included on this web site and fits the EEF application criteria, click here to complete a Dependant Application form to apply for EEF funding.

Academic Tuition
NumberWorks 'n Words

After school English and maths tuition that builds confidence in children and teaches them to conquer maths and read for pleasure.

Kip McGrath

After school tuition in English, maths, essay writing and study skills for children who need extra help in a particular subject area or would like extension work.


English and maths tuition that help children unlock their full potential and master fundamental skills essential to their overall academic performance.


Assistance for children who have special learning needs such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia. SPELD is for children who learn differently.

Other Academic Tutorial Programmes

Assistance for children requiring help with academic studies from learning providers not listed above.

Activity Based Learning and Life Skills
Outward Bound

A range of high impact programmes helping people reach their full potential through outdoor challenge and adventure. For children and young adults aged 13-26 years and the partners and spouses of employees.

Spirit of Adventure

A high impact, 10-day voyage that teaches leadership, team work, communication and much more in an experiential learning environment.

R.Tucker Thompsonn

A life changing 7-day Youth Voyage on Northland’s tall ship. Experience learning for life through the sea.

Hillary Outdoors

A wide range of exciting and challenging outdoor programmes at two fantastic wilderness locations; Tongariro National Park and Great Barrier Island.

ARTZ On Show

Workshops for artistic children aged 5-15 years who enjoy drama, dance, singing and performing.


A range of residential and non-residential camps, packed with adventure, for children aged 8-14 years.


KidsLink is a user-friendly website designed to help parents understand the needs of their children and connect them to relevant and trusted service providers – services that help with learning, behaviour and physical needs. KidsLink is owned and run by New Zealand qualified teachers who’ve experienced the very many changing needs of a child from babies to young adults. The KidsLink team is focused on helping provide families with the right information to develop healthy, confident children so they can reach their full potential.

Please note that whilst there are many services on the KidsLink site that the EEF will consider supporting, there are some services that are not eligible for EEF funding e.g. childcare, dental, swimming lessons and the like. Note also that many of the providers on the KidsLink site are only based in and around Auckland.