The UW Foundation

We're working with Charities Trust* to focus on the three things our customers, Partners and employees feel most passionately about.

UW is opening thousands of branches

As the climate crisis threatens our children’s futures, we want to have a positive impact on the environment, so for every customer that signs up to all of our home services, we’ll plant a new tree to absorb carbon dioxide.

We’re going to plant 100,000 new trees on Bryn Arw in the Brecon Beacons. That’s an area the size of 70 Wembley pitches, absorbing 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.**

The UW Foundation is working with Forest Carbon to fund the planting of new native trees in the UK.

Turning back the tide on plastic pollution

We're supporting the charity, Ocean Generation (formerly Plastic Oceans UK), which aims to increase awareness of the dangers of plastic in our rivers, seas and oceans.

Money raised by UW Partners is matched by The UW Foundation and used to support community-based education programmes, enabling underrepresented young people to participate and have a voice. The focus is on helping communities understand the impact of plastic on ocean health and the ways in which changes in behaviour can positively impact this.

Supporting local communities

Finally, we're supporting disadvantaged communities close to our offices in London, Bolton and Bournemouth. And, our new charitable foundation will match every £1 raised by Partners and colleagues, doubling the overall contribution. For more information please contact [email protected].

The legal bit

* The UW Foundation is administered by Charities Trust. Charity Registration number: 327489

** Sources: Carbon Brief, Solar Electric Power Company, Energy Savings Trust, Business Matters Magazine, The Climate Change Group, Savings LIght Bulbs and Trees for Life, Forest Carbon.