We’re delighted that from 2021 we’ll be working with The Wildlife Trusts.

The Wildlife Trusts are a federation of 46 grassroot charities each embedded in their local community covering the whole of the UK, who believe that restoring nature is vital for wellbeing and prosperity. They manage over 2,300 nature reserves covering over 98,500 hectares, improving places for nature, and inspiring and enabling thousands of children and adults of all ages to experience and learn about nature each year.

Our OVO people will be working with their local Wildlife Trusts, volunteering as teams to enhance and protect the natural environment in our local communities.

We both recognise that a healthy and accessible natural environment is fundamental to individual and societal wellbeing, environmental resilience and to economic prosperity. We’ll be getting stuck in to support on a range of projects, from tree planting to clean ups to restoring habitats – all helping to restore nature and create sustainable communities in the places we live and work.

£500k+

put into local charities since 2016

23

amazing organisations supported

6,600+

hours of local volunteering from us here at OVO!

See the organisations we’ve worked with over the years...

Through OVO Gives Back, we’ve been supporting our local communities since 2016. These are just a few of the amazing charities and organisations we’ve worked with...

Greenspace Scotland

Greenspace Scotland

worked with youth groups on a project that looked at how local actions can help reach net zero targets.

The Matthew Tree Project

The Matthew Tree Project

fitted a kitchen in their building, so they could turn food that would otherwise go to waste into nutritious, healthy meals for people who need them.

Beam

Beam

crowdfunded immediate support for vulnerable young people to help them find secure, stable employment.

Square Food Foundation

Square Food Foundation

reduced inequality and improved people’s health through free cookery workshops and meal kits - helping families to create nutritious meals. 

Rowlands

Rowlands

helped young people connect in the Scottish borders, by starting ‘Radio Rowlands.’ The station also gives them great work experience.

Caring in Bristol

Caring in Bristol

supported isolated young homeless individuals in Bristol through developing their youth homelessness services to include early intervention-support.

Dunfermline Food Bank

Dunfermline Food Bank

distributed food and essential items to local vulnerable groups.

Off the Record

Off the Record

helped kids and young people aged 11-25, with weekly hubs run by young mentors of the same age.

Clean Up Bristol Harbour

Clean Up Bristol Harbour

ran litter picking events in and around the waterways of Bristol whilst also working to create an education programme to deliver to plastic-fighting kids.

British Lung Foundation

British Lung Foundation

continued to fight the public health crisis caused by air pollution by using the information gathered from setting up air pollution monitors to influence and inform local policy.

Action for Conservation

Action for Conservation

Some of our biggest nature fans here at OVO have helped school students create some brilliant, planet-friendly projects.

Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project

Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project

gave some of Bristol’s most vulnerable groups a chance to explore and learn about local wildlife.

City to Sea

City to Sea

helped make Bristol the UK’s leading ‘Refill’ city, by signing up 500+ new refill stations across the city and inspiring people to live a life with less plastic.

Hackney Pirates

Hackney Pirates

worked with 180 local children from less advantaged backgrounds, inspiring them to write, direct and animate their own film – a boost to their confidence and writing skills!

Help Bristol's Homeless

Help Bristol's Homeless

converted two shipping containers into homes for two young people currently sleeping rough on the streets of Bristol; helping them towards independence.

Avon Wildlife Trust

Avon Wildlife Trust

Feed Bristol (now called Grow Wilder) was a fantastic community food-growing project in Stapleton. Now it’s a gardening hub, still dishing out veg to those in need.

Centrepoint

Centrepoint

launched its OVO Digital Arts scheme to engage young people who missed out on formal education.

Windmill Hill City Farm

Windmill Hill City Farm

revamped its play area to make it even more engaging and exciting for local kids.

Young Bristol

Young Bristol

connected young people with older generations, proving you don't have to be the same age to share interests – and get along!

1625 Independent People

1625 Independent People

supported a one-to-one peer mentoring scheme for homeless people aged 16-25.

Depaul

Depaul

Depaul opened the doors to a new ‘Day Stop’ centre in London, a place where young homeless people could drop in, and get help.

Forest of Avon Trust

Forest of Avon Trust

trained people to undertake conservation work in their local area to improve Bristol’s woodland.

St Werburghs City Farm

St Werburghs City Farm

set up fun outdoor activities, to inspire and entertain 500 less advantaged children.

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