Landscape desecrated by climate change.

Who we are

Working together

We are charities, funders and organisations supporting the sector, working on social and environmental issues around the UK. We vary in our sub-sectors, our geographical reach, and our size, however we all believe that action on the social impacts of the environmental crises require urgent and collective action. Together we are more than the sum of our parts.   


The structure of the Everyone's environment programme with the society and environment group at the bottom. Above this the shared learning group. Above this the various project strands consisting of: young people strand, ethnic minority communities strand, Disabled people and older people strand, people experiencing health inequalities strand, people living in poverty strand and two strands under construction, people in poorly adapted housing and people living in geographically vulnerable areas. At the top in and arrow pointing up the programme goal of accelerated action on the environmental crisis in social charities

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Leah Davis, Policy lead

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Environmental Expert Liz Gadd

Liz Gadd, Partnerships Lead

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Naomi Chapman, Programme Manager

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Get involved

There are multiple ways to get involved, as outlined below, and we’re always open to suggestions for partnership working. We recognise that capacity and funding are stretched in all organisations so seek to keep demands on time low and to mitigate financial barriers to engagement wherever grant funding allows.

Strand advisory groups

Each strand of the programme considers the impact of the climate and nature crises on one social group. Social and environmental charities are collaborating within each group. All partners take an advisory role, invited to coordination meetings and with the opportunity to feed into programme development and delivery. Some partners take a more active role in delivering grant funded work, such as running deliberation groups to see the views of the people affected. Our current strand partners as follows and we are open to new partners at any time:

Youth strand partners: Action for ChildrenAction for ConservationBarnardo’s; British Youth Council; GirlguidingGroundworkPrinces Trust; UK Youth Climate Coalition; UpRisingWoodcraft Folk, and WWF. Our lead partner is Groundwork.

Ethnic minorities strand partners: the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network (EMEN) in Scotland, and our lead partner the Race Equality Foundation. 

Disabled people and older people’s strand partners: Disability Rights UKReengage, and U3A

People experiencing health inequalities strand partners (under formation): Asthma + Lung; British Heart Foundation; MindParkinson’s UKRace Equality FoundationRethink; and the Wildlife Trusts. 

People living in poverty strand partners (under formation): The Working Class Climate Alliance. The strand partners group is under formation, please get in touch if you would like to be involved?

Society and Environment Group

The Society and Environment Group is a space for organisations working on the social impacts of the environmental crises but not necessarily involved directly in the Everyone’s Environment programme. Partners meet online quarterly to share updates on their work and to discuss areas of shared interest with a view to sharing learning and reducing duplication of effort. We are open to new members at any time. The group’s members include: Citizens Advice; Cleanup; The Ernest Cook TrustGreen Alliance; Greener and Cleaner; Hubbub; Kokoro; mySociety; Pilotlight; Possible; the Joseph Rowntree Foundation; and VONNE / Going Green Together.

Shared Learning Group

The Shared Learning Group is our programme oversight and advisory group. It supports shared learning across and outside of the Everyone’s Environment programme.

The Shared Learning group plays a key role in overseeing the programme’s engagement with the sector and building a shared learning base across the programme strands that embraces intersectionality. Much of the impact of the climate and nature crises will be due to multiple injustices and societal barriers, including susceptibility to health impacts, experience of discrimination, and likelihood of living in a low-income household. We recognise that having separate strands looking at specific social groups could limit recognition of intersectionality, so we have measures in place to address this.

It composed of lead partners for each strand of the programme plus key infrastructure bodies. It is co-chaired by Richard Benwell of Wildlife and Countryside Link and Rukaiya Jeraj of UpRising. Other members are: ACF; ACEVO; EFN; John Ellerman Foundation; NCVO; SCVO; Wales Environment Link; Reach Volunteering; William Grant Foundation; City Bridge Trust; and Children in Need.


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Association of Charitable Foundations logo


Action for Children logo

Action for Children

Action for Conservation logo

Action for Conservation

Asthma + Lung UK logo

Asthma+Lung UK

Barnardo's logo


Supported by BBC Children in Need

BBC Children in Need

British Heart Foundation logo

British Heart Foundation

British Youth Council logo

British Youth Council

City Bridge Trust logo

City Bridge Trust

CleanUpUk logo


Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK

Environmental Funders Network logo

Environmental Funders Network

Ethnic Minority Environmental Network (EMEN) in Scotland

Ethnic Minority Environmental Network

Garfield Weston logo

Garfield Weston

Girlguiding logo


Green Alliance logo

Green Alliance

Greener & Cleaner logo

Greener and Cleaner

Going Green Together logo

Going Green Together

Groundwork logo

Groundwork UK

Hubbub logo


kokoro logo

Kokoro Change

Wildlife and Countryside Link

Wildlife and Countryside Link

John Ellerman Foundation logo

John Ellerman Foundation

Mind logo


mySociety logo


NCVO logo


Parkinson's UK logo

Parkinson's UK

Pilotlight logo


Possible: inspiring climate action


Race Equality Foundation logo

Race Equality Foundation

Reach Volunteering logo

Reach Volunteering

Reengage logo


Rethink Mental Illness logo


SCVO logo


The Ernest Cook Trust logo

The Ernest Cook Trust

The working class climate alliance logo

The Working Class Climate Alliance

u3a logo


UK YCC logo

UK Youth Climate Coalition

Uprising logo


VONNE logo


Wales Environment Link logo

Wales Environment Link

Woodcraft Folk logo

Woodcraft Folk

William Grant Foundation logo

William Grant Foundation

Would you like to join us to help accelerate action on the social impacts of the environmental crises? If so please contact Liz Gadd.

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