Third sector

The Met Office is committed, wherever possible, to making a positive contribution to UK society, international development and protection of the environment. We are proud to work in a variety of ways with a wide range of third-sector organisations.

We continue to look at news ways of engaging with the sector through formal partnerships and mutual support. However as a UK Government trading fund we are required to operate within the civil service code (PDF, 40kB) and as such cannot support individual campaigns that actively lobby for policy change.

We are also covered by the Compact, outlining shared values, principles and commitments while setting out guidelines for how Government and the third sector should work together.

Image of the letters nvco on a white background with various coloured circles above themWe have an affiliate membership of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.

Humanitarian relief and international development

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Our climate science and severe-weather forecasting capabilities are of great interest to the disaster relief and development sector and we provide advice and support to organisations seeking to develop their own knowledge and operational preparedness.

We work with national meteorological and hydrological services of other countries, and support those in developing countries as a contribution to the WMO Voluntary Cooperation Programme.

We are currently engaged with the Humanitarian Futures Programme on an exchange module aiming to combine the perspectives of scientists and international development workers.


We provide a number of health-related services and we are engaged with age and health-sector organisations, sharing expertise and ensuring that we remain focused on the needs and experiences of users of those services.

Find out more about the health services we provide

Corporate responsibility

We encourage staff participation in our Corporate Responsibility programme, including supporting the activities of our corporate charity.

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