Who are OVO Foundation's trustees?

We have three trustees – two of them are independent and one is from OVO.

Want to find out more about our team? Click here.

Is OVO Foundation a registered charity?

Yes, the OVO Charitable Foundation (‘OVO Foundation’) is a registered charity (registration number: 1155954) and company by guarantee (registration number: 08908420). Its registered address is 1 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 6ED.

OVO Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees meet on a quarterly basis. They’re responsible for providing strategic steer and key decision making to the team. They act as a critical friend to OVO Foundation to ensure it’s able to carry out its purpose and deliver against its aims and objectives.

How does OVO Foundation manage applications for funding?

Unless we put out a specific call for applications, we don’t consider funding requests. We have a clear process for finding and funding projects which includes research, partner engagement and pilots.

You can read more about our funding strategy here.

Can I see OVO Foundation’s annual report and financial statements?

Yes, the latest annual report and financial statements of OVO Foundation submitted to the UK Charity Commission are available for download here.

How does OVO Foundation support the Sustainable Development Goals?

Through our projects, we are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically:

SDG 3 – Good health and wellbeing

Through Project Jua, we’re electrifying health clinics meaning that life-saving equipment can be powered and fridges containing vaccines can be kept running

SDG 4 – Quality education

Our early years project focuses specifically on inclusive education. By engaging parents, creating a positive home learning environment and focusing on the development of language and vocabulary, we are helping ensure children from less advantaged backgrounds have the best start in life.

Our Future Builders project provides young homeless people with access to education or training. Giving them knowledge and opportunities that they might have missed out on in school.

In Kenya, we’re electrifying schools in the hardest-to-reach parts. This means the lights can be kept on at night. Children can study longer and educational equipment can be powered for the first time.

SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy

Project Jua is all about supporting positive health and education outcomes through energy access. We’re working in some of the most remote parts of Kenya to bring power to people who’ve never had it before.

SDG 8 – Decent work and economic growth

Future Builders gives young homeless people access to opportunities that they might not have otherwise had. By supporting them through traineeships and wraparound support, we’re helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to access decent work.

SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities

Through Future Builders, we’re turning derelict houses into homes. By bringing properties back into use, we’re addressing the shortage of adequate houses in the UK.

Who's OVO Foundation funding?

We’re currently working with the following organisations:

Energy access

  • Energy4Impact

Youth poverty

  • 1625ip
  • Benjamin Foundation
  • Roundabout
  • St Basils

Educational inequality

  • Parental Engagement Network

OVO Gives Back

  • Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project
  • City to Sea
  • Hackney Pirates
  • Help Bristol’s Homeless
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