Hannah O’Neill

Pronouns: she/her

Hannah joined Action Tutoring in March 2017 as Programme Coordinator for Liverpool. In August 2020 Hannah became our Partnerships and Fundraising Manager, leading on forging fruitful and sustainable corporate, university and funding partnerships.

In August 2022 Hannah transitioned to the position of Fundraising Manager, and to Head of Philanthropy in April 2023. Hannah guides Action Tutoring’s Philanthropy Team, fundraising initiatives, activities and relationships.

In 2021 Hannah was named a Rising Star in Charity and Not-For-Profit by We Are The City, recognising her professional and personal contributions to the Third Sector.


I was a volunteer A-Level Sociology tutor at a college in my hometown, which has really high-levels of disadvantage. I was working with bright students who had so much motivation and potential, but often needed support recognising that. I knew that without interventions such as tutoring, they might not have been in such a strong chance of succeeding. Having completed a degree based around understanding inequality in society and the impact of it, and witnessing first-hand the power of tutoring, Action Tutoring felt like the perfect opportunity to use my skills, passion and insights!

I love working in a team driven by passion, care and a genuine desire to make education a fairer space for children and young people. Working towards a shared vision really creates a sense of ‘belonging’.

I’m at my best when engaging others with our mission. As a Fundraising Manager, the opportunity to use language, impact and insights to bring people ‘on board’ with our vision is the absolute highlight of my role.

We have so much potential to help more pupils and genuinely change young lives forever. I’m excited for us to reach new geographies, support more pupils and engage more fantastic volunteers. We’re making a difference, and moreover we’re a key part of the difference.

Being provided with a subscription to Headspace is brilliant. It supports me with sleep, mindfulness and reflection, making a difference to both my personal and professional life.