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OVO’s changed the energy sector.


Next our mission is to support inspiring organisations with smart ideas that give young people a better future.

OVO Foundation is our charity.

It makes a difference in three areas:


OVO Foundation energy and environment youth poverty education


We set up OVO Foundation in 2014 to expand OVO’s charitable giving and bring caring closer to home. We want to make an impact in more areas, tackling issues that are right on our doorstep as well as bigger global concerns.

A little thank you from OVO Foundation

Thanks to you, we achieved great things in 2015

How we’re lending a hand to 4 great local charities

OVO Gives Back is a brand new scheme that supports local charities through volunteering – and what we’re calling the ‘OVO Community Chest’. That’s a huge £100,000 of funding, ready to spend on projects to improve outcomes for our communities in Bristol and London.

Learn more about it here

Cool Earth's new projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo

OVO Foundation is supporting Cool Earth's exciting new projects to help increase access to clean sustainable renewable energy in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read more here

#SleepOut under the stars

OVO Foundation was set up to find innovative ways to help tackle big social issues – not just globally, but closer to home too. 

In November through the #Brizzz #SleepOut 2015, we raised over £27,000 with local youth homeless charity 1625 Independent People (1625ip).

More about the #SleepOut here

Why are so many young people homeless?

OVO Foundation commissioned Dr Beth Watts, Research Fellow at Heriot Watt University, to take a closer look at the root causes of youth homelessness in the UK. 

Read the briefing

Read the full report


As a company rooted in technology and with OVO Foundation’s focus on education, OVO decided to team up with CoderDojo to bring the first and only event of its kind to the South West. 

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Double your annual donation with OVO Foundation

The OVO Charitable Foundation ('OVO Foundation') is OVO Energy's charity. 

OVO pays all admin costs and over heads - so 100% of donations go straight to OVO Foundation's projects and partners.

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Who's who?

Stephen Fitzpatrick - Trustee
OVO Founder, firm believer in fairness and simplicity
Duncan Clark - Trustee
Author of ‘The Burning Question’, co-founder of 10:10
Matthew Owen – Trustee
Rainforest conservation pioneer, co-founder of Cool Earth
Gaby Sethi – OVO Foundation Manager
Researcher, adventurer, human rights specialist
Kat Gulyas - Communications & Fundraising Executive
Co-ordinator, ambassador and our contact for charity partners.
64,529 customers
Including you? By donating each month, you become part of it
1625 Independent People
Youth homelessness charity that reboots young lives
Cool Earth
OVO Foundation still supports OVO's long-standing charity partner

What's happened so far

OVO Foundation stats

Doing good is in our DNA at OVO

Even before OVO Foundation was created, we've been committed to protecting the environment

I Dig Trees with the OVO Greener Energy plan

OVO's Greener Energy plan customers are helping to improve over 2000 green spaces across the UK by planting 157,000+ trees and supporting 97,000 volunteer hours. 

Read all about I Dig Trees here

Cool Earth Stories

£2.4 million of OVO funding has protected 100,000 acres of rainforest and helped to improve the lives of over 700 families in the central Peruvian rainforest. Follow four OVO employees as they see the impacts for themselves. 

Watch our short documentary

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