How we work

TOE2 is both a grant seeking and a grant making organisation. We work closely with other key environmental organisations in Oxfordshire to ensure that both national and county priorities are delivered at the community level.

Our aim is to grow a sustainable legacy for Oxfordshire. TOE2 aims to be the key independent environmental funder for Oxfordshire.


It’s not easy to give funding away effectively. Ensuring that funds are used successfully and make a real difference for communities is something TOE2 does well. TOE2 has a robust application procedure involving project visits, scrutiny by independent experts and grant panel discussion.


TOE2 has two key ways of working:

Main Grant Fund –

We welcome project applications to our main grant fund from groups and organisations across the county; applications are considered four times a year.

Developing Partnership Programmes –

TOE2 works with partners to develop and fund programmes to address environmental issues and needs.

TOE2’s Guiding Principles –

Four main principles guide TOE2’s organisation and operation; these are concerned with effective working, value for funders, support for projects and programmes, and building good relationships.

© Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment (TOE2) 2015
Charity Number: 1140563

Our Funders include: Grundon Waste Management Ltd - Patsy Wood Trust – Oxfordshire County Council – Beatrice Laing Trust – Network Rail - TVERC