At OVO Energy we’re passionate about giving young people across the world a brighter future. Through OVO Foundation we support inspiring organisations with smart ideas, launch pioneering projects and volunteer for 1,000s of hours each year in our local communities. Not as a ‘tickbox’ exercise. Or to make ourselves look good. But because we genuinely care about making a difference.
What we support
We strive to create lasting change in the following three areas:
When OVO customers make a monthly donation, we match that amount - doubling our power to make positive changes. We also cover all administration and staff costs, so 100% of your donation goes straight to our amazing projects.
We've partnered with Energy 4 Impact, a non-profit organisation working to extend access to energy in Africa, to launch a pioneering new project to install solar photovoltaic systems in schools and health clinics in Kenya.
Taking a radical new approach to youth homelessness
Our ‘Future Builders’ scheme offers young people a secure pathway out of homelessness - by giving them the chance to refurbish homes that they’ll actually live in. Plus, the opportunity to access an apprenticeship. At the end of this incredible journey, each apprentice will have the skills to find a job that gives them true independence.
Education isn’t simply a means to getting a job and a roof over our heads, or even helping us win at scrabble (take THAT triple word score!). It unlocks our potential, makes us happier, and, as a result, drives world progress. See how we’re promoting education in our local areas.
Our ‘OVO Gives Back’ scheme supports four local charities with 1,000s of hours of volunteering time, plus grants totaling £100,000. These grants are being used to support a community food-growing project, launch a new inter-generational programme, revamp a city farm play area and fund a digital arts programme for young homeless people.
Kat Gulyas Communications and Fundraising Executive
Emma Amadi Programme Innovation Executive
The OVO Charitable Foundation ('OVO Foundation')
Company registration number: 08908420
Charity registration number: 1155954
1 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 6ED
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