Orchid Environmental Trust Fund

The Orchid Environmental Trust Fund supports projects across Surrey which conserve or improve the wildlife value of an area; and/or raise awareness of and access to the environment

Community environmental projects which have been supported by this Fund include community gardens and wildlife areas, as well as community orchards.

Grants are prioritised to small, volunteer-led community groups.

The Donors to this Fund (a local Surrey couple) are also interested in supporting the start up costs of new initiatives.

Examples of projects which have been supported by the Orchid Environmental Trust Fund include:

Community OrchardCommunity Orchards 

Purchase of trees and tree support structures

Information Boards

Hedge plants

Local publicity


Community Gardens & Local Wildlife Areacommunity garden


Raised beds

Insect and bird boxes, hedgehog habitat

Tools & equipment for volunteers



In addition, the Donors of this Fund have been pleased to support the costs of producing an illustrated storybook, to help parents, carers and teachers to engage autistic children with the natural environment:

Autism and Nature Book Cover

Autism and Nature Inside1




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Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.


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