TOE2 funding

Could your environment project benefit fromk £2,000?

TOE2 is a new venture developed by the Oxfordshire Rural Community Council (ORCC) to drive the strategic direction of community environmental initiatives in Oxfordshire. Working with a wide range of organisations, including the Landfill Communities Fund, TOE2 will make funds of up to £2000 available to environmental projects in communities across Oxfordshire.

TOE2 will provide support and funding for communities wishing to:

  • Promote and improve the biodiversity of Oxfordshire’s wildlife habitats
  • Encourage and develop the sustainable use of renewable resources
  • Increase access to the local countryside and green spaces

TOE2 has a clear set of funding guidelines closely matched to strategic priorities in these three areas in Oxfordshire, whilst supporting the delivery of projects at the community level. TOE2 are inviting applications from eligible environmental projects where funding of up to £2000 will make a significant contribution and which:

  • Are located within 10 miles of a registered landfill site
  • Are non-profit making
  • Can be delivered and completed in a short timescale

For further information on applications or on working with TOE2 to fund local projects, contact Fiona Danks on 01865 883488 or or



Big Lottery Fund launches £75m grants scheme for buildings

The Big Lottery Fund is opening a £75m community buildings grants programme that some churches could be eligible for. Not-for-profit groups will be able to apply for sums of between £100,000 and £500,000 each from the BLF’s Reaching Communities programme from early December.

via Shrinking The Footprint – News Item.

Reading area event: How to use your community building to generate clean energy – 23rd November

An information evening for voluntary, faith and community organisations to explore how you can use your community building to generate clean energy and get paid for it.

On the night there will be:

  • Impartial advice from an Energy Savings Trust expert plus local project study from Park United Reform Church
  • How to save money making your building more energy efficient; a case study from Friends Meeting House
  • Don’t own your building? Expert advice on how to convince your landlord to help

Please book a place by emailing or call 07828 498 315

Time: Tue 23 November 2010 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Venue: Friends Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading, RG1 2SB

Organised by GREN (Greater Reading Environmental Network)