2023 applications closed.
Schools can win the cash to implement a community nature project. Schools from disadvantaged areas with high pupil premium are particularly encouraged to apply.
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Schools can win products and help from IKEA to bring their sustainability project to life.
Since August 2021, Ashden and IKEA have worked together across the UK to drive the Let’s Go Zero campaign forward; and we are delighted to have the opportunity to continue that partnership as the campaign grows and develops.
This year we will continue to grow the movement for change, standing alongside children and young people, enabling schools to play a vital role in educating future generations to make sustainable, healthy choices in their lives.
Marsha Smith, Deputy Country Retail Manager at IKEA UK & Ireland, said: “At IKEA, we’ve set ambitious goals to guide us on our journey to becoming climate positive by 2030, and radical collaboration is the way forward to deliver meaningful, systemic action. In Ashden, we have found a partner that can help us accelerate our vision of creating a better, healthier, and more sustainable life at home for many people – and when we say home, we mean it in its broader sense, to encompass neighbourhoods and communities.”
OVO Foundation has joined the Let’s Go Zero campaign to improve access to nature and biodiversity for children and young people across the UK, while supporting schools on their zero-carbon journey.
In 2022, OVO Foundation launched its Climate Changers programme. Ashden – leader of the Let’s Go Zero campaign – was one of three charities to become new partners of OVO Foundation. Through this partnership 75 schools will be awarded the OVO Foundation Nature Prize, a cash prize to kick start their own nature projects. By inspiring climate action in these schools, the project will bring over 37,000 children closer to nature.
Hannah Howard, Head of OVO Foundation, said: “We were delighted to see so many youth organisations come forward with truly innovative ideas to help make this world a better one. We know there is a huge need for more funding in this space and we’re incredibly proud of the impact we’ve already made through our Climate Changers programme. We are thrilled to welcome our new partners Ashden Climate Solutions, Apps for Good, and Students Organising for Sustainability UK to build on this. Together, we can inspire and enable the next generation to become the green guardians of tomorrow.”