Our Purpose

The Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment (TOE) was established in 2011 as an environmental funder for Oxfordshire, aiming to make a real and lasting difference by supporting local community environmental projects.


TOE is both a grant seeking and a grant making organisation. We work closely with the county's key environmental organisations; together we can achieve real change for the future by putting people and places together.

We also work with a range of supporters to distribute funds to environmental projects in the county.  Currently our main funders include: Grundon Waste Management Ltd, Network Rail, Whittard and individual benefactors.

It’s not easy to give funding away effectively, but it's what we do well. TOE has a robust application procedure involving project visits, scrutiny by independent experts and grant panel discussion. 


We welcome project applications to our main grant fund from groups and organisations across the county.

These grants are for projects with a focus on biodiversity, access to the countryside, or the low carbon agenda. Most are for up to £7,000, although we can award some larger grants from our main fund.

We also advertise other, often larger funds as they become available, such as biodiversity offsets.

Work with us

TOE believes in working collaboratively with other people and organisations to develop funding streams and environmental projects in partnership.

We are currently looking to develop further programmes and particularly keen to hear from potential donors. 

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TOE is a registered charity (1140563) and a not-for-profit limited company registered in the name of the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE) Ltd, company number 7492087.

We are an Environmental Body (137171) registered with ENTRUST, which enables us to distribute funding through the Landfill Communities Fund.

“TOE performs the crucial task of making connections. It connects the strategic with the local, vision with practicality, and funding with need. By working with three key areas it has focus; by responding to local energy it has flexibility. It seems to me that everyone is a winner. We just have to get behind it. “
— Bishop of Oxford