£50,000 for nature recovery projects in South Oxfordshire

Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment (TOE) and South Oxfordshire District Council’s new grant scheme which aims to increase biodiversity and encourage public access to green spaces in the district.


The money will be given as grants through TOE’s Local Environment Fund to help boost local nature recovery efforts and reduce the impacts of climate change.

Community groups, town and parish councils, charities and non-profit organisations are invited to apply to TOE for funds to help look after South Oxfordshire’s green spaces. Grants ranging between £1,000 and £15,000 can be used for tree and hedgerow planting or restoring community orchards, ponds, and nature-rich meadows. Grants could also be used to improve access to nature for the public to enjoy and learn from.

For detailed guidance and application forms see TOE. The first deadline application deadline is 2 October 2023, then 8 January 2024.