OVO Foundation

http://www.ovoenergy.com/foundation/

(Registered Charity No: 1155954)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
Main Overlaps with other Grant Makers
Sole supporter: 24% by number, 67% by value.
By ValueBy Number
National Lottery24%41%
LandAid Charitable Trust17%29%
BBC Children in Need13%12%
Garfield Weston Foundation11%29%
The Dulverton Trust10%12%
The Big Lottery Fund9%12%
The Robertson Trust9%6%
The Henry Smith Charity9%6%
Essex Community Foundation8%6%
Suffolk Community Foundation8%6%
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Grants made
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In this period they've made 17 significant donations to registered charities totalling £2,712,646

When Amount Grantee Donors To be used for
17/12/2019 £26,131 End Youth Homelessness 9? 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 £107,004 Roundabout 4? 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.
11/11/2019 £247,680 Rock Trust 7? 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.
11/11/2019 £229,263 The Benjamin Foundation 5? 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.
25/10/2019 £80,000 Doorstep Library 3? 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.
01/08/2019 £20,000 Square Food Foundation 3? This grant was used to deliver cookery workshops for children, young people and families throughout the school holidays.
01/08/2019 £20,000 Off the Record 10? 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 British Lung Foundation 5? 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 Action for Conservation 4? 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.
02/05/2019 £1,727,564 Energy4Impact 1? 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.
19/10/2018 £82,722 St Basils 6? This project contributed to St Basils' Live and Work scheme and was used to support the young people living in Apprenticeship House for one year.
14/08/2018 £45,424 Energy4Impact 1? This grant was used to cover some of the costs that weren't accounted for in the pilot phase and to prepare for for Phase II of the project.
04/07/2018 £20,000 Help Bristol's Homeless 1? This grant was used to convert two shipping containers into homes for young people who are currently sleeping rough on the streets of Bristol; helping them towards independence.
04/07/2018 £20,000 Bristol Zoological Society 1? This grant was used to run and operate Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project ‘Branching out’ programme. Sessions delivered to schools, playschemes and community groups and delivers walks, talks and courses.
04/07/2018 £20,000 The Hackney Pirates 8? This grant was used to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in Hackney, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond.
20/06/2018 £23,458 End Youth Homelessness 9? Future Builders has been rolled out nationwide with support from End Youth Homelessness, an umbrella organisation supporting UK-based youth homelessness charities. This grant was used to support the National Project Roll-Out (5 Regions), Monitoring, working groups and legacy
02/03/2018 £3,400 Ablaze 3? This grant was used to fund a writing course which was delivered over five workshops for 20 pupils. The course was delivered in Woodlands Academy which is one of OVO's partner schools in Bristol
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Objectives

2.1 THE OBJECTS OF THE CHARITY ARE FOR THE PUBLIC BENEFIT: (A) THE PREVENTION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY OR FINANCIAL HARDSHIP ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, PARTICULARLY BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY; (I) BY PROVIDING GRANTS, ITEMS AND SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS IN NEED, OR TO CHARITIES OR OTHER ORGANISATIONS WORKING TO PREVENT OR RELIEVE POVERTY; (II) BY PROVIDING INDIVIDUALS OR COMMUNITIES WITH GOODS OR SERVICES WHICH THEY COULD NOT OTHERWISE AFFORD THROUGH LACK OF MEANS; (B) TO PROMOTE THE CONSERVATION, PROTECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT; (C) TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC BY: (I) THE PRESERVATION, CONSERVATION AND THE PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PRUDENT USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES; (II) THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF LIFE IN SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES; AND (III) THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE MEANS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND REGENERATION; AND WHERE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT MEANS DEVELOPMENT THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE PRESENT WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE ABILITY OF FUTURE GENERATIONS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS; AND (D) TO FURTHER SUCH EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF ENGLAND AND WALES AS THE TRUSTEES IN THEIR ABSOLUTE DISCRETION FROM TIME TO TIME SEE FIT.