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Social Responsibility

We have a long standing partnership with Community of Purpose – a Bristol based not for profit social enterprise that transform the lives of young people in the Bristol area. Some of their initiatives we have helped with include:

Bristol Young Heroes Awards

These aim to shine a light on those who have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference to the lives of others, or achieved something extraordinary. The awards culminate in a special gala awards night for the young people and their family and friends to enjoy

We have sponsored the Environmental Hero Award at BYHA for the past 4 years

Break Free

Break Free is a holiday activity programme that targets holiday hunger by providing high-quality activities and free food for young people aged 8 – 13 across areas with the most need in South Bristol. We are Silver Sponsors, investing £6,000 per annum

Driving Bristol Forward

This was a campaign in 2020 to get 20 Bristol businesses to each donate £1000 to go towards a minibus to enable the young people helped by Break free to get to their activities. We were happy to be part of this

The campaign was repeated in 2023, with businesses donating £2000 each to provide a new electric bus for the same purpose

Caring In Bristol

This is a Bristol based homelessness charity. They have a campaign called Bristol’s Big Christmas Dinner, providing a Christmas Dinner for people who have nowhere else to go. Elmtree provided funding for 20 homeless people to have a dinner with all the trimmings.



Examples of our dedication to our corporate and social responsibilities are listed below:

  • We Repaired College Green in Bristol after being badly damaged by protestors
  • Donated 2,000 bulbs to local community scheme in Bradley Stoke, Bristol and supervised children planting them
  • Installed Artificial grass and play logs at Olveston Pre-school free of charge
  • Free grass-seeding for MS Therapy Centre, Bristol
  • Supported Merlin Housing Association in Staple Hill, Bristol providing gardening taster sessions to local children
  • Invited pupils at Farmborough Primary School to join us planting trees within the grounds
  • With Skanska, donating manpower and materials at a community resource centre in Lawrence Weston. Transforming overgrown gardens, leaving a legacy for the community to grow their own vegetables
  • Free Daffodil and Crocus bulbs on Knightstone sites, supporting local youngsters and residents planting them
  • We allow staff volunteering days paid volunteering days
  • We adopt an annual local charity or provide sponsorship to local good causes each year.
  • We sponsored an inspirational group of young people cycling to Brussels from Bristol over 7 days to raise money for CLIC Sargent and Cardiac Risk in The Young.
  • We champion landscaping as a rewarding and fun industry where people can be successful and get a lot of satisfaction. We do this by:
  • Our continuing partnership with Community of Purpose, particularly in the Bristol Young Heroes Awards. We sponsor the Bristol Young Environmental Hero. By linking our name with these awards, we are getting the message that we, and the landscaping sector in turn, are a fun and interesting industry for young people to get involved in
  • We run competitions for our staff enabling them to nominate a chosen charity to receive a donation from the company. A few examples; challenging our Facebook audience to “Beat The Boss” in a skipping challenge for a chance to receive a donation of up to £250 to a charity of their choice! As well as Christmas Jumper competitions, guessing games, and many more.
  • We sponsored Portishead Town Girls U10’s Rangers. Portishead Town Junior Youth is a not-for-profit grassroots football club
  • support for a campaign appropriately to ‘Re-Elm the British Countryside’
  • Elmtree has struck up a partnership with a St Peter’s Primary school, a local school near us in Pilning. We provided essential ground maintenance work to the school environment and have also donated four fire-pit logs for classes to use during their outdoor sessions.
  • Elmtree are keen to help get local children interested in wildlife and conservation and thought that donating family passes was the perfect way to help raise awareness and bring excitement about the bears that are coming to the Wild Place Project.
  • We pledged to support the Skills West Project. We have offered to be part of the Business West initiative and help to forge links between employers, educators and training providers in the South West We are providing a range of different activities from work based shadowing and work experience to fully fledged apprenticeship schemes.
  • Social Responsibility stems from the top at Elmtree, during the Coronavirus outbreak in 2020 Managing Director Paul Lynch registered as a NHS volunteer, ensuring his neighbuorhood had extra support especially for those who were vulnerable
  • Team Member Leigh Naden also dedicated his time to Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary, a charity close to his heart. Elmtree provided materials and plants to enable the work to be carried out.
  • We also sponsor Pilning Flower Show annually, with one lucky winner winning the service of two of our Elmtree landscapers for a day.
  • Elmtree supports Circus-Starr, the community interest company that is dedicated to making a difference to the lives of venerable and disadvantaged children in Bristol through the magical art of circus. Elmtree provided tickets for families of disadvantaged children to enable them to see the show.
  • Working alongside Avon Wildlife Trust, Elmtree, and Skanska, with a group of Bristol University students, helped build sleeper planters. We donated the planters and provided services for the day to construct the planters in a courtyard of the Gynaecology Ward of St Michaels Hospital.
  • We installed an outside play area at Pilning Village Hall for Pilning pre-school
  • We also joined forces with a team of amazing partners and donated a selection of materials for the creation of a wellbeing garden for the University Hospitals Bristol – BRI.

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