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.
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 given a £100,000 grant to help Cool Earth bring sustainable energy to the DRC. Innovative projects - like building energy efficient stoves - are having amazing impacts. Families trained to use the stoves now use 50% less firewood and have time to seek educational opportunities and build businesses, rather than spend hours collecting wood.
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.
OVO staff really care about helping kids develop new skills. We partner with primary schools in deprived areas to run mentoring schemes - and give up our Saturdays to bring the magic of coding to life through workshops in our offices.
Our ‘OVO Gives Back’ scheme supports four local charities with 1,000s of hours of volunteering time, plus grants totalling £100,000. These grants are being used to refurbish a day centre for young homeless people, support a mentoring scheme, fund outdoor learning opportunities and protect Bristol’s woodlands.
The OVO Charitable Foundation ('OVO Foundation')
Company registration number: 08908420
Charity registration number: 1155954
1 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS1 6ED