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

Most of TOE's funding is dedicated to three key areas of work: 

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Access

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

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Biodiversity

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

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Low carbon

We fund projects which aim to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. 


Biodiversity offsetting

These featured programmes offer significant sources of funding for biodiversity projects in addition to our main grants scheme.  

 
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Offsets & Network Rail

Network Rail is making grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 available following unavoidable habitat loss resulting from the electrification of the Great Western Railway line. Woodland projects are specifically encouraged to apply.

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Offsets & planning

Local planning authorities can make developers fund biodiversity offsetting projects to compensate for habitat losses at development sites. We're able to administer these funds and offer grants for suitable sites and projects.

 

Work with us

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

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Partnerships

We form strong relationships with other people and organisations to support and co-deliver great projects.

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Fundraising

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

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Grants

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