OC&C extends partnerships with long-term pro bono partners

19 November 2021 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read

OC&C Strategy Consultants has extended its of social impact partnerships with the Youth Endowment Fund UK and NSPCC. The news sees the partnerships continue until 2024, after delivering seven strategic projects in their first year, alongside other initiatives including Hackathons and mentoring.

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a child protection charity. The organisation provides services across the UK to help children who’ve been abused, protect children at risk, and to find the best ways to prevent child abuse from ever happening.

In the last 12 months, the NSPCC and OC&C have successfully collaborated on four strategic projects, concerning several of the organisation's most pressing strategic questions, such as the secondary education offer and further developing NSPCC Learning and ED&I strategy. At the same time, more than 80 OC&C staff members have been involved in fundraising and volunteering initiatives in support of the NSPCC, such as the London Marathon, and an Around the World Challenge.

OC&C extends partnerships with long-term pro bono partners

Michael McGrath, Head of Partnerships at the NSPCC, noted, “We are absolutely delighted that OC&C have chosen to extend their partnership with the NSPCC… They have also made hugely important contributions to our volunteering offer and fundraising, for which we are extremely grateful. We look forward to continuing our partnership to make a difference for children.”

The UK charity sector has endured lean times during the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting recession – with donations having fallen at a time when third-sector services have been in intense demand. In the coming years, OC&C will continue to work with the NSPCC to deliver projects, fundraising and other initiatives, having a key impact on the charity and the children it supports.

Phil Hunt, Partner at OC&C in London, commented, “Following on from the success of this year, we are delighted to extend our partnerships with these charities until 2024. At OC&C we have a longstanding commitment to do impactful pro bono work, and these are organisations whose values and ambitions our people are passionate about, so we look forward to continuing to support their work over the coming years.”

Meanwhile, the Youth Endowment Fund works to prevent children and young people becoming involved in crime and violence. The organisation looks to fund and evaluate projects to back initiatives that work best for young people, while using data and evidence and interviewing youth from across the UK. They also work together with partners to build a movement committed to putting that knowledge into practice.

Over the last year, OC&C and YEF have worked together on a trio of strategic projects as well as leveraging each other’s resources and expertise in terms of training, mentoring and fundraising. OC&C and YEF will continue to work together to deliver additional strategic projects alongside other initiatives; deploying an analytical approach to help make a lasting difference on issues that impact young people across the country.

Jon Yates, YEF’s Executive Director, added, “The pro bono support we've already received from OC&C has been incredibly important in helping us to focus our strategy. It is helping us target our funding on building evidence where we are most likely to be able to change how children are supported and reduce the risk of them becoming involved in violence. Their expertise and dedication has been unparalleled, which is why I'm so pleased that we're continuing and strengthening our partnership. By working together, I'm confident that we'll make sure that the projects and evaluations we fund make change for the children and young people we're here to support."