The Orchid Environmental Trust Fund supports projects within wildlife conservation, raising awareness of and access to wildlife and the environment, community environmental projects and protecting or improving the lives of animals.
Grants will only be awarded to volunteer-led community groups, and the Fund-holders enjoy supporting the start-up costs of new initiatives.
Funding Area: North-East and East Hampshire only.
Size of Grants
Minimum of £500
Maximum of £5000
Groups based & active in
Wildlife Conservation: including conserving, improving and creating new wildlife habitats such as managing woodlands, tree planting, meadow conservation and creation of wetlands.
Raising awareness of and access to wildlife and the environment: including environmental education projects, footpaths and interpretation.
Community environmental projects: such as restoring or planting new orchards, community gardens and nature reserves.
Protecting or improving the lives of animals: such as wildlife rescue centres.
Community groups and organisations undertaking conservation and environmental projects.
Communities in North East and East Hampshire
Acceptable Project Examples
Purchase of trees and tree support structures
Information Boards (permanent site)
Community Gardens & Wildlife Areas:
Insect and bird boxes, hedgehog habitat
Equipment for volunteers
Organisations NOT based and active in North-East and East Hampshire.
Applications from individuals
On-going running costs
Organisations with high reserves (more than 6 months)
Capital costs NOT for developing new community environmental projects
Public bodies like local authorities or schools (except out of school activities)
Any party political activity
Proselytising activities, ie active promotion of a specific religion or belief system
Bids for major capital projects such as buildings etc
Supported on behalf of Community Foundation for Surrey
The Orchid Environmental Trust Fund is a Fund held within the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS). The Team at CFS have a direct relationship with the Donors of this Fund and liaise with them on a regular basis regarding applications for funding. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is working in partnership with CFS in regard to applications from volunteer-led groups in North-East and East Hampshire only.