People on a corporate volunteering event with TCV

Our Partners and Funders

Working in partnership to make a difference

As a charity we rely on the support of organisations that share our determination to address the challenges facing communities today. We’re proud to be supported by local and national government, lotteries, private organisations, charities, trusts and landowners – all of whom are committed to a vision of healthier and happier communities for everyone.

Their support comes in a variety of forms: funding the development and growth of our unique Green Gyms, sponsoring food growing programmes in urban environments, protecting a valued woodland in the heart of a community or funding apprenticeships to kick-start careers in conservation.

The challenges facing communities in the UK are constant; but we know that our creative solutions, our experienced and committed teams and our network of partnerships are making a difference every single day.

At NatWest Group – where our purpose is to champion potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive – we really value our partnership with TCV. Volunteering with TCV not only has a positive impact on the wellbeing of our employees and their teams, but it allows them to make a significant, positive difference to our natural environment and in our local communities.

Michael Duncan, Head of Giving Programmes, NatWest Group

We would like to thank the following organisations for supporting our work

OVO Energy

OVO Energy logo

TCV and OVO Energy’s ‘I Dig Trees’ programme has been running for six years and has planted nearly 1,500,000 trees! The programme provides free tree packs for community groups to plant in their local green space, as well as opportunities for people to volunteer at organised tree planting events.

Nature Scot and the Scottish Government.

Scottish Natural Heritage logoTCV Scotland works in partnership with both Nature Scot and the Scottish Government.

The vital funding supports a range of activity which contributes to a range of social, economic and environmental outcomes.

Key amongst these are enabling more people to enjoy and learn about the outdoors through volunteering; improving people’s health and well-being; providing new experiences and developing skills; delivering work to care for and improve the nature and landscapes of Scotland; building stronger communities and commitment to improving their local environment.

NatWest Group

NatWest logo

TCV has worked in partnership with NatWest Group for 17 years.

Since 2007 the bank’s employees from across the UK have undertaken vital conservation projects through the Team Challenge initiative. Together they have helped to deliver hundreds of projects, which make a difference for thousands of people in local communities every single day of the year.

Working together, TCV provides NatWest Group employees with the opportunity to contribute energy, skills and time to their local community and supports them in becoming a more engaged, healthy and inclusive workforce.

People's Postcode Lottery

TCV has received a total contribution of £2,575,000 from their Postcode Green Trust 2018-2020 and Postcode Earth Trust in 2021. This support will help us to deliver more lasting outcomes for the environment whilst enhancing local people’s health and wellbeing and sharing new skills and knowledge.


Wates logoTCV is delighted to be selected as Wates Group 2018-20 Charity of the Year. This is our first ever Charity of the Year Partnership with one of the largest construction, development and property services companies in the UK.

Wates will work in partnership with TCV to help raise funds to support our vision of creating healthier and happier communities for everyone. It will also help TCV to extend our reach, helping to transform even more precious green spaces.

The Conservation Volunteers fits extremely well with our company values and our ethos of sustainability. By partnering with TCV, everyone in Wates will have opportunities to volunteer on projects across the country, transforming green spaces and creating better environments.“ David Allen, Wates Group CEO

The Land Trust

The Land Trust logo

The Conservation Volunteers works in partnership with The Land Trust to manage some of their key sites in England. Together we have created a vibrant array of landscapes and habitats for the local communities to enjoy, including wetlands, woods, heaths, meadows and parkland.

Public Health Agency

Public Health Agency

Public Health Agency Northern Ireland has supported TCV for many years and our programmes help to realise their vision that all people and communities are enabled and supported in achieving their full health and wellbeing potential, and inequalities in health are reduced.

The National Lottery

National Lottery Community FundTCV has been fortunate enough to receive funding for over 100 projects and is proud to call The National Lottery one of our largest funders. Players have supported projects to connect people to green spaces, as well as developing how social prescribing can be used by clinicians.

Proud to be members of the following organisations

Charity Partner Member of The Tree Council.
‘Working together for the Love of Trees’, membership initiates discussion and action to influence policy, drive research and increases the impact of our collective work.