We’re delighted that in 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+

invested in local charities since 2016

23

partners supported across 4 locations

6,600+

hours of local volunteering

Our previous OVO Gives Back partners...

OVO Gives Back has been making a difference in our local communities since 2016. Funding inspiring projects like these.

Greenspace Scotland

Greenspace Scotland

worked with youth groups, co-creating a pilot project that focuses on local actions to achieve net zero targets - including climate resilience and renewable energy.

The Matthew Tree Project

The Matthew Tree Project

installed a kitchen in their premise so they could turn surplus perishable food into nutritious, healthy meals and reduce food waste.

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

created ‘Radio Rowlands’ to keep young people throughout the Scottish borders connected and provided opportunities for valuable 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

offered mental health support to young people aged 11 to 25 by delivering weekly hubs that were overseen by peer navigators.

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

worked hand in hand with some of our biggest nature fans here at OVO to help school students create planet-friendly projects.

Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project

Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project

enabled some of Bristol’s most deprived and vulnerable groups to explore and learn about the wildlife of the Downs.

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, to develop the children’s literacy skills and confidence.

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

extended the opening hours of ‘Feed Bristol’ – a fantastic community food-growing project in Stapleton.

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

launched a new intergenerational project, to promote greater understanding and respect between people of all ages.

1625 Independent People

1625 Independent People

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

Depaul

Depaul

helped open the doors of a new ‘Day Stop’ centre in London for young homeless people in crisis.

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

engaged and inspired 500 disadvantaged children and young people with outdoor activities.

See what we've already achieved through OVO Gives Back

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£120,000, seven deserving charities, and an army of OVO volunteers. This year’s OVO Gives Back is set to be a community-changing whirlwind of good. With lots of projects that help children and young people set to benefit. Find out what’s on the agenda.

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