TOE2 Funded schemes from 2016 and how you can obtain funding for 2017

TOE2 – OXFORDSHIRE’S INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTAL FUNDER

A few examples of recently completed TOE2 funded projects

Accessing Chinnor: £2,400, Grundon

Nine stiles were replaced by gates during this project. The whole scheme is the beginning of a Chiltern Society initiative which is strongly supported by Chinnor Parish Council to improve access to rights of way in this area. This is in recognition of the fact that Chinnor currently has some of the most neglected and least accessible paths in the South Oxfordshire Chilterns.

Thames Trail Benson to Wallingford path: £5,000, Grundon

This section of the Thames Path is extremely popular and is used daily, being near the centre of Wallingford and a great link for members of the public to Benson, but due to condition of the surface it limits users i.e. pushchairs, mobility vehicles etc, and even people on foot have found it challenging during wetter periods. The path is now much more accessible and is being well used.

Hartslock Nature Reserve: £1,215 S106 funding

BBOWT’s Hartslock nature reserve is a south facing, unimproved, species rich chalk downland hill near Goring. Funding was provided for electric fencing to be set up to enable strip grazing by sheep to prevent grasses outcompeting the rare plants found at this site. Hartslock nature reserve is one of three places in the country to have the Monkey orchid and the only one that has the hybrid of the Monkey and Lady orchid.

Mably Way Wildflower Nature Reserve: £2,000, Grundon

This was an unused, overgrown children’s play area. There has been a huge number of the community involved in this Sustainable Wantage project; scouts, beavers, schools. The new wildflower area is now enjoyed by the whole community.

 

Applying to TOE2 for environmental grants

Next application deadline 3 Jan 2017

Green Space Project in the Thame area

Funding is available for access and/or biodiversity improvements at a publicly accessible green space in Thame. The project might include creating or improving wildlife habitats, creating or improving access and rights of way, or purchase of land.

Funding of £6,012 is available for a project that fits these criteria, but applications for sums up to about £10,000 may be considered. Please contact us for further information.

General environmental grant scheme

We welcome application for funding; most grants are up to £5,000 but we can consider larger amounts for exceptional projects. Thanks to Grundon Waste Management and Oxfordshire County Council for supporting the TOE2 grant scheme.

TOE2 invites applications for projects that;

* Promote and improve biodiversity

* Support Oxfordshire’s Low Carbon Agenda through encouraging energy efficiency and the sustainable use of renewable resources in community facilities

* Improve access to green spaces and the countryside

Please contact us to discuss your project ideas.

TOE2 and TVERC Recorders’ Grant Scheme

TOE2 is delighted to invite applications for small projects that improve the quality, quantity and/or coverage of voluntary species recording in Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

Applications may be standalone grants to support better recording or they may be linked to a larger biodiversity application to TOE2.

Please contact us or for further information about the Recorders’ Grant Scheme.

Our deadlines for grant applications in 2017 are 3 Jan, 6 March, 5th June and 4th Sept.

TOE2 contact details: 01865 407003 or admin@trustforoxfordshire.org.uk or visit our website www.trustforoxfordshire.org.uk and follow us on Twitter @TOE2_Oxon