Project Voting


Twice a year, we receive applications from conservation organisations with projects that they would like us to consider funding. Following a rigorous selection procedure, we create a shortlist of projects we would be very happy to fund. Since we can not fund them all, we ask for YOUR help in choosing three projects to receive funding!!  
We put our shortlisted projects into 3 categories. This time, all projects looking for funding are addressing biodiversity loss and the climate emergency, in a wide range of habitats and landscapes. This is in line with our new 2 year focus; Wild for Nature: EOCA's Landscape Legacy Project.  The categories this time relate to the type of habitat the projects are working in.

Please get involved by choosing your favourite project in each category. The project which receives the most votes in each category will receive the funding they have requested from EOCA.

All of our great shortlisted projects address a threat to a species or a habitat AND have a link to the outdoor enthusiast.  The 3 categories of our spring 2021 project vote are:

WATER - includes projects working to conserve oceans, freshwater lakes, rivers and streams and wetlands

 - includes projects working on forest restoration, reforestation, conservation, enhancement and carbon sequestration

includes projects conserving biodiversity and habitats, particularly those which sequester carbon such as peatlands

:  You can vote in each of the categories for your favourite project via this website.  You can however vote only once in each category per electronic device.

Voting takes place in March and October each year.  To be alerted to the vote starting, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter, or sign up to our newsletter via this website.

 2021 VOTING RAN 15 OCTOBER (00.01 BST (GMT+1)/ 01.01 CEST) UNTIL 29 OCTOBER (12 NOON BST(GMT+1) / 13.00 (CEST)

Many congratulations to the winning projects which were:

Water category:
Blue renewable energy to restore coral reefs in Indonesia by Gili Eco Trust

Wild places category:
Conserving Namibia's endangered desert elephant population by Elephant Human Relations Aid

Forest Category:
Restoring Forests in Vietnam by People and Nature Reconciliation



All of the projects in the FOREST category will work on restoration, reforestation, conservation as well as carbon sequestration, in valuable forest habitats around the world.


This category contains those projects looking to conserve threatened habitats including oceans, freshwater lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands.

Wild Places

A varied selection of projects, all working to protect valuable biodiversity and precious habitats in wild places and landscapes around the world. 

If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below.
The funding is enabling us to repair a damaged section of the iconic Three Peaks long distance footpath and restore an area of internationally important upland habitat. Voting for our project was a simple but highly effective way for our supporters to show how strongly they felt about improving access and protecting the landscape of this wonderful area. Thank you, EOCA!
Don Gamble, Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust