OC&C London announces new social impact partnerships with the Youth Endowment Fund, UK and the NSPCCWednesday 16 September 2020 | Press release
We are delighted to announce that we have formed partnerships with the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) and the NSPCC. We are looking forward to being able to use our commercial skills and expertise to support these organisations to deliver real impact to their communities.
Youth Endowment Fund
The Youth Endowment Fund was founded with a ten-year government investment of £200m and a mission that matters. They work to prevent children and young people becoming involved in crime and violence. They do it by funding and evaluating projects, listening to young people and using data and evidence to find out what works. They also work together with partners to build a movement committed to putting that knowledge into practice.
OC&C and YEF will work together across various strategic projects including a place-based prioritisation programme, and will leverage each other’s resources and expertise where possible in terms of training, mentoring and fundraising.
Together OC&C and YEF will apply a rigorous analytical approach to help make a lasting difference on issues that have a huge impact on young people across the country.
Jon Yates, YEF’s Executive Director, added:
“OC&C’s commitment to finding out what works to make the biggest difference to children and young people is what makes them great partners for the Youth Endowment Fund. By working together on strategic projects, we’ll be able to make lasting and sustainable change. We’re proud to be working with them to prevent children and young people’s lives being devastated by involvement in violent crime.”
The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is the UK's leading child protection charity. It provides services across the UK to help children who’ve been abused, protect children at risk and find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening. They aim to transform society for every childhood.
Together OC&C and the NSPCC will work on some of the charities most pressing strategic questions. Projects will range in topic and focus area, but will have a common theme of delivering real impact for the charity and the children they support. As well as delivering pro-bono projects, the partnership will involve OC&C employees volunteering and fundraising for the charity.
Michael McGrath, Head of Partnerships at the NSPCC, added:
“We are delighted OC&C has chosen the NSPCC as a charity partner. Having worked together previously on business development projects, we have seen first-hand the powerful insight that OC&C can bring to organisational strategy. By focusing on pro bono support, volunteering and fundraising - our new partnership can have a transformative impact for children.”
Commenting on the partnerships, Bennet Summers, Partner at OC&C in London, said “OC&C have a longstanding commitment to do challenging, impactful pro bono work with organisations that share our values and ambition, and both YEF and NSPCC are organisations that work in areas of real social impact and think hard about how to do the most good. We have involved everyone in the UK office in prioritising areas that our people are passionate about and working with our social impact partners”