Where to get support for your community nature project?
More than 100 groups across Oxfordshire are involved in nature’s recovery, and as a district council, we offer funding and guidance to help groups and town and parish councils look after their local green spaces.
How to get involved with nature recovery in Vale of White Horse
Get in touch your local wildlife and nature group, town/parish council, or employer to see if there are projects happening locally that you can get involved with.
Do you have an idea for a nature project and need help?
There are plenty of resources available online from local experts who can provide guidance and support to help develop your project ideas.
- Oxfordshire County Council’s Community Biodiversity Guide
- Creating a nature recovery plan with Oxfordshire treescapes
- Community based nature recovery with Wild Oxfordshire
- Data about species habitats and wildlife sites from Thames Valley Environment Records Centre (TVERC)
- Wild Parisheswebinar series fromBBOWT
- Funding and advice fromTrust for Oxfordshire’s Environment
If you’re planning a tree planting project in Vale of White Horse, please take a look at the our Guide to Planting Trees for Community Groups. We also welcome applications from groups who are specifically interested in planting trees on council-owned land. You can read through our Policy for Planting Trees which outlines how we will protect, plant and manage trees on the land we own, and how we will support you with your own tree planting initiatives.
Do you need volunteers?
These organisations can help you find more volunteers, or make sure you are set up properly to look after the ones you’ve already got.
- Community Action Groups Oxfordshire
- Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action
- Oxford Conservation Volunteers
- The Conservation Volunteers
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Contact us - Climate and biodiversity team
Vale of White Horse District Council