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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.

We couldn’t be happier to be supporting TCV – we get to see great local projects, supported by an incredibly dedicated team, deliver a true vision for bringing together local support and green spaces. We’re really looking forward to seeing how people can make where they live an even better place to grow, live, work and age with the help of TCV.

John Hume, Chief Executive People’s Health Trust

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

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Nesta and the Cabinet Office have supported the scaling up of Green Gyms across the country, through the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund. This Fund supports the growth of innovations that mobilise people’s energy and talents to help each other, working alongside public services.

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TCV Scotland works in partnership with both Scottish Natural Heritage 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.

Volunteers from NatWest at TCV's Stave Hill site in London
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TCV has been working in partnership with RBS for 10 years, during which time over 16,500 RBS employees have volunteered through the Team Challenge initiative, generating the equivalent of an incredible 115,000 volunteering hours.

Since 2007 the bank's employees from across the UK have undertaken vital conservation projects. 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 RBS 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

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Funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery will enable us to lead even more conservation activities, supporting volunteers to create, protect and improve green spaces to benefit nature and the local community.

TCV was delighted to receive £400,000 in December 2017 with a further contribution of £525,000 from their Postcode Green Trust in December 2018. 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 Group staff volunteering with TCV
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TCV 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

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People’s Health Trust invests in organisations with great ideas to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age. So far, People’s Health Trust has funded 49 TCV projects totalling £1,870,516 using money raised by society lotteries through The Health Lottery.

Our partnership with OVO Energy has encouraged thousands of volunteers and community groups to ‘join in, feel good’ by planting over 408,000 trees across the UK.

This exciting programme has brought communities together with over 1,250 individual groups helping to improve their local environment and make a difference for future generations too.

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 mosaic of landscapes and habitats including wetlands, woods, heaths, meadows and parkland for the local communities to enjoy.

TCV was awarded a five-year grant from the Big Lottery which was supported by the National Grid. This funded our five year access2nature project which is working to improve the life prospects and well-being of people in Leeds, by providing a range of social, learning and volunteering opportunities in the natural environment.

Intu Properties Plc has been an important supporter of The Conservation Volunteers and of Green Gym since 2007, helping reach communities across Britain and supporting them in transforming both their health and community green spaces.

Staff from Mondelez building raised beds with TCV
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The Mondelēz International Foundation funds TCV to deliver the Health for Life in the community programme in south Birmingham, promoting healthier lifestyles through offering green gyms and developing community allotments for local residents to get involved in growing their own fruit and vegetables.

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TCV in Northern Ireland is contracted by the Department for the Economy to provide the Training for Employment European Social Fund (ESF) project.

This project provides a programme of training and development for the long-term unemployed with the aim of progressions towards employment. We support participants to attain land-based skills and qualifications, provide opportunities to gain accreditation via short courses such as construction skills and first aid, and provide access to one-to-one mentoring support, job search and work experience placements.

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Esmée Fairbairn supports our Natural Talent UK apprenticeship programme. The programme aims to increase the number of specialists in the sector with knowledge of lesser known, less charismatic and overlooked species and habitats.

The Conservation Volunteers work in partnership with organisations across the UK to up skill trainees who then showcase these underrepresented species and habitats to local communities and encourage them to actively contribute towards their conservation and wider understanding.

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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) helps people across the UK to explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. HLF funding has supported a variety of TCV programmes which help people to learn about the nature on their doorstep regardless of age, background or ability.


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We’d love to work with you to make a difference to a local community

If your organisation would like to discuss a potential partnership or funded programme, please contact us below:

Telephone: 01302 388883
Email: information@tcv.org.uk