Tutor Trust receive funding from Hg Foundation – 29th July 2020 Tutor Trust are delighted to partner with the Hg Foundation, a non-for-profit organisation which will help fund Tutor Trust’s work supporting disadvantaged young people in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. Hg are a software and technology services investor that have today announced the formal launch of the foundation; Tutor Trust are proud to be the first charity to partner with them. With the foundation’s support, we will be piloting, and rolling out, a new hybrid model of tutoring that blends face-to-face and online tutoring, whilst also providing computers to pupils who need access to online learning at home. The initial pilot scheme aims to serve between 100 and 150 pupils in the autumn term of 2020, with tuition ratios of between 1:1 – 1:3 and with a split between online and in person elements. At least 75% of the pilot’s target population of pupils will be Pupil Premium or Looked After Children. Sir Kevan Collins, Independent Trustee of the Hg Foundation, former CEO of The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), and key speaker at Tutor Trust’s 2019 Summer Reception, said: “We have chosen our two initial partnerships based on evidence that tutoring represents the gold-standard of measurable intervention in education. "The move to tech-enabled tutoring and online is the next step, whilst STEM subjects remain increasingly important in the modern world. We are focused on making a real difference and removing obstacles to the world of technology for those who need it most.” We want to thank the Hg Foundation for partnering with us and promising this support, which will enable us to transform even more lives through tutoring over the next year.