Conservation Collective

Devon Environment Foundation

The Devon Environment Foundation is a branch of the Conservation Collective, a global network of local environmental funds. DEF identifies the best grassroots projects that protect & restore nature in Devon, then supports them to scale their impact.
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The DEF channels funds to the most innovative and impactful nature-based solutions in Devon - addressing BOTH the climate and nature crises and provide much-needed positivity, joy and hope in these challenging times.

Since our launch in summer 2020, we’ve supported 56 brilliant grassroots projects, awarding more than £740,000 grants.

Our priority is to increase the amount of funding available for local nature restoration in the UK by showcasing project successes and inspiring more people and organisations to get involved.

Learn more about DEF’s work in our Annual Review 2023.

Our priority is to increase the amount of funding available for the amazing people on the ground doing some of the most important work of our time. We'd love your support in raising funds!

"Without DEF's support, encouragement, guidance, and funding we would never have been able to dream big and develop a future beacon training centre. Their funding enabled us to help grow the future of regenerative farming, forestry, and food production in Devon and beyond." - Rachel Phillips, The Apricot Centre (a grantee)

"DEF' is doing an incredible job of discovering pioneering nature regeneration projects. It's a brilliant way to expand our mission of reconnecting people to nature and their natural human potential, and to kickstart a halo of positive change for a regenerative future." - Galahad Clark, Vivobarefoot (a business donor)

You can learn more about the projects we've supported here: DEF grants

Also visit our Instagram page for more nature inspiration: @devon_enviro

About the charity

A global network of local foundations funding effective grass-roots conservation initiatives to protect the environment, restore nature and safeguard against climate change. Our growing network of foundations has already raised millions of pounds for impactful initiatives.

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