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OVO Foundation and Let’s Go Zero Partnership

We are excited to announce that the OVO Foundation is partnering with Ashden through our Let’s Go Zero campaign. Over the next three years, we’ll be working together to unite more schools in their journey to be zero carbon by 2030 and create a greener, brighter future for the next generation.

Ashden and the OVO Foundation are united in their belief that every child and young person should have access to nature – and be able to learn about protecting the planet they love. The climate crisis will affect the next generation the most – that’s why since 2020 the OVO Foundation has been funding climate action and education projects across the UK.

Ashden is one of three charities selected for its Climate Changers programme, alongside Apps for Good and Students Organising for Sustainability UK.

The OVO Foundation will support the expansion of our national Let’s Go Zero schools campaign, connecting nearly 2,000 schools aiming to cut carbon by 2030. They are also funding a new Nature Prize, giving 75 schools a cash prize to kick-start their own nature projects. The new OVO Foundation Nature Prize will enable schools to increase access to nature and improve biodiversity in their school grounds – enabling over 37,000 children and young people to learn in and for nature, while also sharing their learning across their communities.

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.” 

The Let’s Go Zero team at Ashden are excited to be working closely with the OVO Foundation for the next few years on this programme, supporting schools on their zero carbon journey while improving access to nature and biodiversity for so many children and young people.

 

Photo: Student and staff member at Furze Platt Senior School working in their vegetable garden 

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