Tutor Trust are delighted to announce a new partnership with Intermediate Capital Group (ICG). The partnership was arranged with the help of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and will provide the charity with £750,000 of funding over a three-year period to support our work across Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.

ICG are a global alternative asset manager with over 30 years' history who provide capital to help companies grow through private and public markets, developing long-term relationships with our business partners to deliver value for shareholders, clients and employees.”

ICG are partnering with the Education Endowment Foundation and will be contributing £1.5m over three years. The EEF will be directing this money towards its Promising Projects; Tutor Trust has been one of EEF’s Promising Projects since February this year, and so will receive half of the allocated contributions to help us achieve our aims of tackling educational inequality in the North.

Over the next three years, Tutor Trust will be carrying out a growth and development plan, designed as part of our strategic partnership with the EEF and Impetus. With this three-year plan, we hope to: increase the number of children and young people we work with by 70%, 85% of whom will be within our target population of disadvantaged pupils; increase tuition dosage so pupils receive the most effective number of contact hours; develop office staff and IT systems to build capacity; and further increase our attention to quality and impact so every hour of tuition is making a difference.

Co-Founders Abigail Shapiro and Nick Bent said:

“We are thrilled to have secured this funding which can enable our charity to continue to grow and support as many disadvantaged school pupils as possible, and we are grateful to both the EEF and ICG for their support of our work.

"Developing our partnership with the EEF has been one of the greatest successes of the past year; this news is emblematic of the benefits our charity is set to experience due to this partnership and a fantastic way to conclude the year. We look forward to working closely with ICG as we pursue our mission of transforming lives through tuition.”

Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the EEF, said:

“I’m delighted our partnership with ICG will fund the expansion of our Promising Projects – those EEF-funded programmes which have demonstrated encouraging impact for children and young people when we’ve trialled them – starting with The Tutor Trust, who are doing great work in the north of England to ensure disadvantaged pupils receive high-quality tutoring.”


Benoit Durteste, Chief Executive of ICG, said:

“Our business has grown substantially in recent years and we felt strongly that our charitable giving should keep pace with this growth and extend beyond our highly successful programme with ThinkForward. We are grateful for the time our Charity Committee has put in over the past 18 months and are looking forward to working closely with the EEF and the Tutor Trust, as well as looking to extend our charitable programme outside the UK.”