Applications for funding are now OPEN!

Applications for conservation project funding open between 1-30th June. The theme will be ‘restoration’, to tie in with the UN Decade of Restoration. Find out more about how you can apply and our funding criteria.


Projects Supported


Worldwide Spend


Different Countries

EOCA supports and funds grassroots conservation, protection and regeneration projects around the world, protecting the wild places and wildlife we all care so much about.

Projects are varied in location and conservation focus and have included cleaning plastic pollution from environments with paddle boarders, hikers, surfers and skiers; restoring, replanting and protecting forests in Scotland, Sweden, Indonesia; conserving the habitats of bears in Italy and Spain, red squirrels in the UK, orangutans in Borneo and elephants in Thailand; and establishing biking routes to enhance protection of landscapes through ecotourism in Romania and South Africa.

Join over 150 EOCA members from the outdoor industry, working together to support and fund conservation projects that tackle the loss of biodiversity and mitigate against climate change.

EOCA, and its membership, is unique as it provides companies from an entire industry the opportunity to work together, impact change and give back to nature.

Find out more and join EOCA now!

Julian Lings

EOCA President and Board Member

“The association’s main goal is not only to make a difference by raising funds to put something back into the environment, but also to inform and educate all those who use the outdoors as their playground.”

Project Funding

EOCA and its members fund and support a growing number of much needed conservation, protection and regeneration projects around the world.

Projects mitigate against climate change and tackle the loss of biodiversity, in addition to having a link to the outdoor enthusiast, leaving a positive legacy and must be beneficial to local communities within these landscapes.

The next funding round for applications is 1–30 June, 2024.  Find out more.

Latest News

Catch up with all the latest news from EOCA, its members, projects and partners.

You can also read our recent newsletters and previous issues if you missed them.

Promoting Wildlife Comeback in Ina river, Poland

Metamorphosis: saving Transylvania’s rare butterflies in a recreational landscape

Be wild and rewild the mountains in the Cape Floral Kingdom, South Africa