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 happy to fund and ask for YOUR help in choosing three projects to receive funding!!  

We put our shortlisted projects into 3 categories. This time, they are: Mountain & Forest, Landscape & Wildlife, and Plastic Clean Up.  In line with EOCA's current 2 year focus, this third category of projects (as well as some projects in the other categories) all have elements of raising awareness of plastic pollution and how to reduce it, and cleaning up plastic waste in wild places. Please get involved by choosing your favourite project in each category during our biannual vote.


All of our great shortlisted projects address a threat to a species or a habitat AND have a link to the outdoor enthusiast. The projects are put into 3 categories depending on their focus.  These categories are:

Landscape & Wildlife: 
projects in wild landscapes involving habitats and iconic threatened species

Mountain & Forest:
are those projects located at higher altitudes, within forests, or sometimes both!

Plastic Clean Up: involving a large part of plastic clean up, awareness raising and education, and contributing to our Plastic Free: Mountain to Sea focus

PLEASE NOTE:  You can vote in each of the categories for your favourite project.  You can however vote only once in each category per electronic device - either on one of our websites OR on the website of one of our magazine partners.

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


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