Sutton Trust Online (STO)

The Sutton Trust

Our mission: Social mobility in Britain is low. The life chances of a child born today remain strongly linked to their parents’ socio-economic background. The Sutton Trust has worked since 1997 to address this by fighting for social mobility from birth to the workplace so that every young person has the chance to succeed in life. Bloomberg LP is committed to ending educational inequality and improving social mobility globally and has been a long-term supporter and advocate of education initiatives across the U.K. Through its corporate philanthropy programme, Bloomberg looks to address unmet needs in its communities, deepen engagement with colleagues, clients and partners, and improve lives around the world. What we did: 2020 – 2021 was an unprecedented year for the Trust owing to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges this presented for programme delivery, which ordinarily supports 5,000 talented young people from less advantaged backgrounds through face-to-face programmes. In partnership with Bloomberg LP, the Trust was able to overcome these challenges through the launch of Sutton Trust Online (STO), a new digital learning platform, that reached a record breaking 6,000 students in 2020 and is set to reach up to 10,000 in 2021.