The Acre Foundation

Our Ecoscheme

For every placement Acre completes we like to give a little more by making a donation to one of our chosen charities on our client’s behalf. If you are a client who has had an individual placed by Acre, please select from one of the three options below and complete your selection online.

  • Cool Earth

    Rainforests are worth much more to the human race left standing. Cool Earth is a unique charity that is saving the world’s most endangered rainforests through working with local communities to secure forests at risk of being destroyed within the next 18 months. Cool Earth works to build local and community capacity to make a difference, ensuring that less than 10% of their supporters’ money is spent on administration.

    Read more about Cool Earth.
  • Octavia Foundation

    The Octavia Foundation’s work is intended to increase the strength and effectiveness of community life; improving local conditions, especially for people in disadvantaged situations, enabling people to take part in public decision-making, and helping them to achieve greater long-term control over their circumstances. Acre have partnered with the Octavia Foundation to develop the ‘Gateways to Work’ programme.

    Read more about Octavia Foundation.
  • ZSL’s Edge of Existence Programme

    The EDGE programme aims to conserve the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species by implementing the research and conservation needed to secure their future. Your donation will support the Zoological Society of London in raising awareness of these species with local communities, supporting experts and advising governments on conservation.

    Read more about ZSL’s Edge of Existence Programme.

Other causes we support

As well as our Ecoscheme, Acre supports a number of charities and other worthwhile causes:

  • Kiva

    Acre gives £100 to every new employee upon joining to loan through Kiva to entrepreneurs in developing countries. Kiva relies on a global network of volunteers and field partners, 100% of every donation goes directly towards funding loans; Kiva does not take a cut or charge interest to their Field Partners. Acre’s support is ongoing; as the loan is repaid, it is reinvested into the funding of another loan to another entrepreneur somewhere in the world.

    Read more about Kiva.
  • Oxfam

    Oxfam is a global movement of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice which can, and must, be overcome. They’re dedicated to building a just and safer world focusing on people’s basic rights and ending poverty. Oxfam has been the recipient of several fundraising efforts from the Acre team.

    Read more about Oxfam.