Who we're helping
Since 2009 we’ve offered different charities free technical support for up to five working days. This is just an overview of what we have been able to do and what we hope to further achieve.
- Resources for Autism – Resources for Autism aims to improve the lives of children and adults diagnosed with the condition. WSP worked with the north London based charity to try and help with this goal. Our ecologists created and planted a garden with the children to provide a recreation area and an ongoing educational resource. Our energy team provided advice on how to reduce energy use in the charity’s grade 2 listed building.
- WasteWatch – This charity advise, educate and support people to make changes to their lives that will reduce their environmental impact and improve their quality of life. We are helping WasteWatch with their environmental site assessment. They needed a renewable energy assessment and WSP carried out one site assessment at a school in south London.
- Solar-Aid – Solar Aid aims to help to combat climate change and global poverty, by bringing clean, renewable power to the poorest people in the world. WSP has been working with Solar Aid to complete a carbon footprint for their UK operations. Energy team member Julian Elsworth also worked for the charity at a music festival, recharging mobile phones using solar power.
- Eureka – Eureka is based in Halifax and is the UK’s National Children’s Museum, specialising in play based learning and has over a quarter of a million visitors each year. The charity seeks our help to improve environmental performance and to help them communicate sustainability to visitors.
- National Childminder’s Association – Selected in late 2009, we will be helping them put an EMS into their operations and advising their members on how they can make their own homes more energy efficient.
- Bathampton Community Energy (BCE) – We’ve provided a range of advice, particularly around ecology and planning. We also supported the charity Carbon Leapfrog as they assisted BCE to install a hydro turbine at Bathampton Weir.
Surrey Community Action – We undertook a Feasibility Study for PV panel installation on the roof of this charity’s building. The study identified that the roof was suitable for PV installation.
British Canoe Union (BCU) – Outside of the pro bono scheme, one of our waste management specialists in Manchester has been liaising with the BCU to improve the opportunities for sustainable disposal of worn out or damaged boats.
If you wish to apply for our charity scheme, download our application pack and we will assess how WSP can help you.