Friday, 18 March 2011


Over twelve years the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE) distributed about £5million to 500 community and environmental projects across Oxfordshire. When changes to the Landfill Communities Fund lead to a reduction in funds, it was decided that TOE should go into voluntary liquidation at the end of March 2011.

Having built up a reputation for supporting projects across the County, there was much disappointment that this locally based funding body would have to close. But thanks to the enthusiasm of ORCC trustees and a group of people who have been connected with TOE, a successor body has now been set up.


TOE2 is an exciting new venture set up by ORCC to drive the strategic development of environmental initiatives in Oxfordshire. It aims to build on what TOE has achieved and to move forward with a clear focus on guiding, supporting and funding communities wishing to deliver projects which make a real and tangible difference to Oxfordshire’s environment. TOE2 will focus on three main areas of activity:

• Biodiversity

• Access to the countryside and green spaces

• Renewable resources

TOE2 is now inviting applications for small grants up to a maximum of £2,000 for projects that can be completed within 6 months. Application forms are available from

TOE2 is a registered Charity, a limited Company, and an ENTRUST registered Environmental Body and is seeking funding partners who wish to make a significant contribution to Oxfordshire’s environment. If you are interested in becoming involved please contact Fiona Danks at

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