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Corporate partnerships

Putting your organisation into the heart of communities

TCV has been working successfully with corporate partners for over 10 years and, during this, time we have partnered with more than 100 organisations across the UK.

We deliver community volunteering days for over 8,000 employees with activities as diverse as land management, creating ponds, sowing wildflower meadows and constructing foot paths. Working together as one team, your employees can help transform and protect community green spaces for everyone to enjoy.

As experts in outdoor community engagement activities, we have developed a range of Corporate Partnership Programmes, tailored to meet the specific needs of the organisation and their people.

Community Engagement Days

Community Engagement Days give your employees the chance to carry out practical and guided conservation work – improving green spaces for local communities to enjoy.

These bespoke and exciting team building programmes not only build team dynamics and staff morale; they also help your teams learn new skills, connect with local communities and have fun outside of the usual work environment.

Find out more about Community Engagement Days

Colleague Wellbeing Days

Colleague Wellbeing Days provide colleagues with the opportunity to join one of TCV’s Green Gyms where they’re not just improving their own health and fitness but also creating urban green space or transforming community parks and woodlands.

After a proper warm-up, your people would be guided through activities like tree planting, food growing and clearing nature trails to create beautiful green spaces for the whole community to enjoy.

Find out more about Colleague Wellbeing Days

Green Gyms really do tick all the boxes. Places are regenerated for the benefit of local people, healthy activities bring people together and create fun. Rather like Intu shopping centres Green Gyms offer something for everyone.

Alexander Nicoll, CSR Director - Intu Properties plc

Programme Sponsorship

Programme Sponsorship provides your organisation with a range of inspiring ways to work with communities across the UK.

  • Sponsor a Green Gym – help improve the health and wellbeing of participants, put your organisation at the heart of the community and create sustainable outdoor places.
  • Sponsor a Community Outdoor Space – develop a long-term relationship with your local community by providing the practical support needed to create and secure the future of their precious green spaces.
  • Sponsor a Natural Talent Apprenticeship Scheme – enable people to develop confidence, resilience and skills through our practical work experience scheme and start them on their journey to employment.

Find out more about Programme Sponsorship

Commercial Partnerships

TCV and our partners can deliver creative programmes that connect people with their outdoor environment. Together, we have already:

  • Created and launched a range of children’s gardening tools and a dedicated website to encourage an early interest in nature and outdoor activity.
  • Designed, produced and supplied seeds for regional food programmes to support healthy eating.
  • Managed the distribution and planting of national tree planting projects to support a partner’s carbon offset targets.

OVO was looking for a national conservation partner with local reach. We chose TCV based on their fantastic network of partners and ability to activate and work with volunteers across the UK. In creating I Dig Trees with TCV, I have been consistently impressed with how flexible and pragmatic they have been as a partner. I can’t recommend them enough!

Justin DeKoszmovszky, Head of Sustainability - OVO Energy

Choosing to partner with TCV

A partnership with TCV brings a range of benefits:

  • Increased morale and motivation through working outdoors and making a difference to the environment.
  • Enhanced skill sets and self-confidence.
  • Improved team building and communication skills.
  • Increased engagement and a positive impact on the local community.
  • Beneficial publicity and new networks with potential partners and clients.
  • Improved green credentials and supporting CSR objectives.
  • A recent independent report from The New Economics Foundation showed that every £1 spent with TCV on Corporate Community Partnership activities produced a Social Return on Investment of almost £4.

There are costs involved in managing a safe, learning experience for your people and the materials required to help them make a sustainable impact on the environment. Read more about what your funding provides

Having contacted a number of organisations about this kind of opportunity in the past year I can honestly say you are head and shoulders over the rest!

Jess, Virgin Unite

We’d love to tell you more

Please contact us to discuss a tailored solution to suit your organisation:

Douglas Palarm – Corporate Relationship Manager

T 01302 388842 / 07740 899587

Download our Corporate Community Partnerships brochure

We believe that engaging delivery partners with specialist knowledge is key to providing the tailored approach needed for our healthy lifestyle programmes, which is why we selected The Conservation Volunteers to lead the community element of our Health for Life programme.

Kelly Farrell, Community Affairs Manager - Mondelēz