We're the leading independent funder for Oxfordshire's environment


The Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment (TOE) raises funds for environmental projects that benefit the people and wildlife of our county. 


Our core funding areas

TOE grants support three key areas of work: 



We fund projects that improve access to the countryside and help people engage with the environment. 

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We fund projects that protect and enhance the diversity Oxfordshire's habitats and wildlife.


Low carbon

We fund projects which aim to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Last date for community buildings to apply - 4th Sept 2019 

Please support TOE - make a donation

These gifts help us deliver a wide range of benefits and improvements to Oxfordshire’s environment. The link below will take you to a secure page where you can make a donation of your choice.

Our Main Fund: Grants of up to £10,000

 We accept applications on a rolling basis, quarterly.


Supported Projects

Over 250 projects totalling more than £1.5 million in grants to date.

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Biodiversity Offsetting Grants

These programmes offer sources of funding for biodiversity projects in addition to our Main Fund grants.  

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Development Offsets

Grants are available for projects that create, improve or restore habitats in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse districts. These funds have been released to TOE by developers as part of the planning process, to compensate for habitat losses at development sites and deliver overall gains for biodiversity.


Network Rail

Network Rail has made grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 available through TOE following unavoidable habitat loss resulting from the electrification of the Great Western Railway line.

This funding stream is now closed


Work with us

TOE collaborates with people across the environmental sector and beyond, strategically matching funding with need.

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TOE forms strong relationships with other people and organisations to support and co-deliver great projects. We are a member of the Oxfordshire Environment Board (OxEB), an alliance of environmental organisations ensuring a strong and united voice exists for Oxfordshire’s natural environment - see www.oxeb.org.uk



We work with various funders and have expertise in matching ring-fenced funds with suitable projects.

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Our offers of funding come with a genuine commitment to help people develop successful projects.

The major developments planned for Oxfordshire over the next 20-30 years require that focused and detailed attention be given to protecting and enhancing the environment. TOE is playing a key role in ensuring a healthy environment with thriving communities; it merits the support that local people and businesses in the County can provide. It has my strong backing.
— Oxfordshire's Lord Lieutenant Tim Stevenson