National Grid became the first ever official partner of Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) in July 2007.
In September 2010 we committed to support SOGB for a further three years, becoming the charity's premier partner.
SOGB provides sporting opportunities for people with a learning disability. Since the formation of SOGB in the UK in 1978, an enthusiastic team of experts and volunteers have worked passionately to bring sports training, competition and sheer pleasure to thousands of people with learning disabilities across Britain.
National Grid is the largest utility company in the UK and we are at the very heart of the gas and electricity markets. We operate these markets, as well as providing the bulk of the critical infrastructure required to keep the lights on and the gas flowing - a job that is vital to the well-being of our customers and communities.
We invest billions of pounds in the nation’s infrastructure, supporting communities by providing them with safe and secure energy supplies. Our construction and maintenance activities rely on the close involvement of the local community so we can get our work done efficiently and conomically. Supporting SOGB at local events and clubs around Britain is a natural extension of our existing community involvement, demonstrating how we take our responsibilities and the impact we have on communities very seriously.