OVO Foundation

Who they support

They find and fund projects in 3 key areas: Energy access, Youth poverty and Educational inequality

  • The average annual spending of grantees has been £5 million
  • The average age of charities supported has been 17 years.

Grant criteria

They prefer to develop fewer and more targeted interventions to have a radical impact on people’s lives, rather than fund lots of smaller projects.

Grant details

Varies depending on projects

Application procedure

The OVO Foundation do not accept grant applications. They do their own research into big social issues and then work with relevant partners to create and deliver innovative solutions to the problem.

www.ovofoundation.org.uk

hello@ovofoundation.org.uk

08005999440

1 Rivergate
BRISTOL
BS1 6ED


Charity registered in England & Wales, No: 1155954
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Analysis of Grants Made
Filter on keywords: ?

In this period they've made 27 donations totalling £4,809,814 to 21 organisations

Where are the Beneficiaries?
How big are the Recipients? ?
How old were the charities when supported?
Growth in Spending
(per annum over last 3 years)
Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers ?
By ValueBy Number
Department for International Development 36% 5%
The National Lottery Community Fund 34% 67%
Garfield Weston Foundation 25% 43%
Co-operative Group 22% 33%
DCMS 15% 33%
Quartet Community Foundation 12% 24%
The Dulverton Trust 9% 10%
Masonic Charitable Foundation 8% 29%
BBC Children in Need 8% 19%
The National Lottery Heritage Fund 8% 14%
Sole supporter: 14% by number, 25% by value.
Grants made
When Amount Annual
Spending
Grantee To be used for
28/11/2022 £346,369 ASHDEN CLIMATE SOLUTIONS This grant will support the expansion of the Let's Go Zero schools campaign and the creation of a 'Nature Prize' where schools have the chance to win a small cash prize to implement a nature project, supporting students to connect with nature and inspiring climate action.
22/11/2022 £348,850 STUDENTS ORGANISING FOR SUSTAINABILITY This grant will be used to deliver SOS-UK's 'Teach the Teacher' programme, supporting students to run training sessions for their teachers on different climate issues and how climate education can be woven into every subject on the curriculum.
16/07/2020 £342,378 £4,593,975 CONSERVATION EDUCATION & RESEARCH TRUST This grant will enable 12 Tiny Forests to be planted in some of the least advantaged areas in the UK. The forests can be used as educational resources by schools.
13/07/2020 £165,000 £304,736 ACTION FOR CONSERVATION This grant will be used to deliver Action for Conservation's WildEd workshops focusing on environmental improvement projects in schools.
13/07/2020 £483,476 £45,234 TRANSITION BATH LIMITED This grant will allow Energy Sparks to continue to develop their online tool which teaches pupils how to improve energy efficiency in their schools.
02/06/2020 £20,000 £1,087,732 CARING IN BRISTOL This grant will be used to continue providing essential items and wider support services for homeless people who are isolating in Bristol as a result of Covid19 as well as develop their youth homelessness service.
02/06/2020 £20,000 £845,530 THE MATTHEW TREE PROJECT This grant will be used to install a kitchen to their premise to extend the shelf life of perishable food by turning it into nutritious meals which has seen an increased demand due to Covid19.
02/06/2020 £20,000 £126,216 SQUARE FOOD FOUNDATION This grant will be used to re-start Square Food Foundation's School Food Project helping local families to create nutritious meals which is increasingly important in the face of Covid19.
02/06/2020 £20,000 £635,955 THE BEAM FOUNDATION This grant will help Beam crowdfund immediate support for vulnerable, isolated young people in London. In the aftermath of Covid19, Beam will help young homeless people find secure, stable employment.
02/06/2020 £20,000 £540,217 GREENSPACE SCOTLAND Greenspace Scotland will use this grant to work with youth groups in Dunfermline to develop and pilot a new project that focuses local actions to achieve net zero targets.
02/06/2020 £10,000 £78,302 ROWLAND'S (SELKIRK) SCIO This grant will support Rowlands continue Radio Rowlands which was developed in response to Covid19 and aims to connect young people throughout the Scottish borders.
02/06/2020 £10,000 £125,982 DUNFERMLINE FOODBANK This grant will support the distribution team with improved transport to ensure vulnerable groups can continue to receive food and vital supplies throughout Covid19.
27/04/2020 £319,699 1625IP This grant will enable two further properties in Bristol to be renovated.
17/12/2019 £107,004 £3,367,385 ROUNDABOUT LIMITED This grant supported the delivery of Future Builders for a second year in Sheffield. The grant covered the ongoing costs of Project Co-ordination, Project Management ad overhead costs of 3 refurbished properties in Sheffield.
17/12/2019 £26,131 £38,890,000 CENTREPOINT SOHO This grant was used to support EYH with the further roll out of Future Builders, as well as monitoring, working groups and legacy
17/12/2019 £80,000 TALES TOOLKIT This project helps disadvantaged preschool children – improving their chances of fulfilling their potential in school, and in later life too. This grant is used to promote play-based story telling to parents: developing language, literacy and socioemotional skills in early years
17/12/2019 £20,000 CLEAN UP BRISTOL HARBOUR This grant was used to develop an educational side to the current activity of picking floating litter out of Bristol Harbour.
11/11/2019 £229,263 £6,165,975 THE BENJAMIN FOUNDATION Future Builders helps break the cycle of homelessness by equipping young people with the training and skills they need to live and work independently. This grant supported the launch of the project in Norfolk and covers the refurbishment of two properties, project co-ordination, project management and overhead costs.
11/11/2019 £247,680 £1,970,897 THE ROCK TRUST Future Builders helps break the cycle of homelessness by equipping young people with the training and skills they need to live and work independently. This grant supported the launch of the project in Perth, Scotland. This grant covers the refurbishment of nine 1 bed apartments, project co-ordination, project management and overhead costs.
25/10/2019 £80,000 PEN - TRAFFORD & LIVERPOOL This project helps disadvantaged preschool children – improving their chances of fulfilling their potential in school, and in later life too. The grant for this project is used for project management, resources, trainers and school partnerships.
25/10/2019 £80,000 £413,314 DOORSTEP LIBRARY NETWORK This project helps disadvantaged preschool children – improving their chances of fulfilling their potential in school, and in later life too. This project sends volunteers to homes of disadvantaged children to help them enjoy reading, read well and enjoy books, and also encourages parents to contribute to children's education.
19/09/2019 £6,400 BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL/BEP This grant was used to inspire and support students from different schools to work together to propose projects and activities they can do in their schools and/or communities to raise awareness and address an aspect of the climate crisis agenda.
01/08/2019 £20,000 £279,852 ACTION FOR CONSERVATION This grant was used to cover the staff, travel and venue hire and various material costs of AFC WildED programme including secondary school workshops and Conservation Camps.
01/08/2019 £20,000 £10,791,000 ASTHMA AND LUNG UK This grant was used to support BLF's Clean Air for Children Monitoring project where air pollution data will be collected around areas where children frequent. The data will then be used to campaign.
01/08/2019 £20,000 £1,469,669 OFF THE RECORD (BRISTOL) This grant was used to set up OTR Hubs and recruit, induct and train 50 young people as Peer Navigators. Run hubs to offer first line support for young people accessing support.
01/08/2019 £20,000 £74,428 SQUARE FOOD FOUNDATION This grant was used to deliver cookery workshops for children, young people and families throughout the school holidays.
02/05/2019 £1,727,564 £4,548,151 ENERGY 4 IMPACT This grant was used for the second phase of Project Jua and saw us scale the project significantly since the pilot. This grant covers the design, supply, installation and maintenance of solar solutions across 300 schools and health clinics in Kenya.

Data sourced via 360 Giving

Our Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
Scottish Charity Regulator
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
360 Giving
CharityBase

Giving is Great