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Corporate Partnership

Does your company share our commitment to making a lasting difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people? If so, you could play a vital role in helping youth to realise their potential and have the future they deserve.

How Can Your Company Help?

Make Ecologia Your Charity Of The Year

Charity of the Year is an exciting prospect for both the company itself and Ecologia as it allows us to come together to benefit children and young people who desperately need our support. Charity of the Year partnerships can take many forms and are designed to ensure that both the company and the charity benefit from the relationship. Some suggestions are:

  • Make a donation
  • Hold an employee event
  • Sponsor one of our events
  • Host a collection box
  • Visit or volunteer at one of our projects
Join A Company Team Building Event

Let us organise places for your staff in a range of fundraising events from fun-runs to the London to Paris cycle ride.

We can arrange a visit to one of our projects that could also include a trek up Mount Kenya, a hike in the Russian Altai Mountains, or a safari to see the Gorillas in Uganda.

Enrol Your Staff In Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is a simple and tax-effective way for employees to give to charity. And because payroll giving donations are deducted before tax, each £1 given will only cost 80p to the employee! To find out more about the benefits of the scheme and how Ecologia can help you introduce and promote it to your staff please contact us.

To learn more about how your company can make a difference, email

Sponsor a child’s education at today!

There are still children at Sky Is The Limit who need your help as they fulfil their educational journey.

Benefits To Your Company

  • Enhance your position as a socially responsible company and improve your reputation amongst customers
  • Increase employee morale, team-work, motivation and commitment
  • Secure positive PR

The Baker Botts Example

Baker Botts LLP, London, has made a significant contribution to our work to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth and their communities. Our partnership with Baker Botts enabled us to give Kitezh Children’s Community the means to provide their foster children with Higher Education. It also has helped us to support the Sky is The Limit Centre in Uganda to care for and educate children affected by HIV/AIDS and to work with our partners IPI, in Kenya, to provide vulnerable mothers with skills training so they can care for their children.

Baker Botts is committed to giving back to the community:

It is particularly important to us that we are able to contribute to communities in regions we have come to know through our work. We also feel that providing proper care and education for young people is the best way to make these communities prosperous and sustainable. The work of Ecologia enables us to help where we can. We’re able to play our part in making sure these children are looked after now, and to offer them the chance to build their own futures.

Mark Rowley, Partner-in-Charge, Baker Botts (UK) LLP.

As we are a small charity, your contribution will make a lasting and significant impact on the lives of the young people that we support, so please contact us to find out more.

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susie Kemp

Susie has 30+ experience as a creative copywriter, editor, and proofreader, starting out as a 20-year-old copywriter in the Mad Men world of early 1990s advertising in South Africa. Ever since, she’s had a love affair with creative conceptualisation, thinking outside of the box, writing to a deadline, and being thrown in the deep end!

She took an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University as a mature student, in 2015, and continues to keep herself busy working as a copy-editor, proofreader and copywriter in book publishing, corporate communications, and publishing project management.

Apart from her love of working with independent authors, Susie has a fondness for working in the third sector and likes to use her corporate communications and marketing experience to support projects close to her heart. She has lived and worked in the Findhorn area for 25 years, and has been involved in a number of third sector projects and organisations, and family businesses.

Working at Ecologia Youth Trust helps Susie to live in integrity with her values of supporting the next generation to be the best that they can be, and she sees it as a way to give back to Mama Africa, the beloved continent on which she was born.

Ellen Shaw

Ellen joined the Ecologia team in June 2018 as Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen has lived in Scotland for 6 years and has worked for non-profit and charitable organisations across varied fields. She currently shares her passion for helping young people through Ecologia Youth Trust and she works as a dancer and dance teacher in her spare time.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn is the Associate Director of International Projects, having previously worked within the team as a Project Development and Marketing Officer from April 2019 until May 2021. As Associate Director, Robyn is co-leading the International side of Ecologia with Founder and Director, Liza Hollingshead, bringing a new energy into Ecologia as they look towards the future of the charity.

Liza Hollingshead

Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.