New £1.5 million partnership to help scale up EEF Promising Projects

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) announces major three-year charitable partnership with the Education Endowment Foundation

ICG will contribute up to £1.5m over three years to charities supported by the EEF. The funds will be split equally each year between two of the EEF's Promising Projects - programmes that have demonstrated positive impacts for children and young people when independently evaluated by the EEF.

The first charity to benefit from ICG's partnership has been named as The Tutor Trust, which aims to transform one-to-one tuition and help tackle educational inequality in a unique way – recruiting and training bright university students as tutors in the core subjects of maths, English and science and placing them in state schools. 

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

"The EEF's charitable mission is to support teachers and senior leaders by using the best available evidence to close this country's disadvantage gap. 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."

Benoît 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."

Abigail Shapiro and Nick Bent, co-founders of The Tutor Trust, 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."