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Community grants and funding

Jubilee grant scheme

The 2022 Jubilee Community Activities Fund is looking to fund events and activities which bring individuals together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and encourage strong links between members of local communities.

The fund is keen to encourage partnership and collaborative working between community groups and individuals to avoid duplication, and ensure that the fund reaches as many communities, and individuals within those communities, as possible.

  • The maximum amount available per application will be £250
  • Activity must be delivered between May and August 2022
  • Jubilee funding can be used to support community events and activity which brings residents together
  • Groups applying will need to be constituted or have a lead partner who is, for example, a Town or Parish Council or other constituted body
  • Activity must take place in West Oxfordshire and benefit residents of West Oxfordshire
  • Grant funding is available primarily for activity with some support for materials where essential for the activity. This funding cannot be used for capital work, purchase of capital items or ongoing maintenance costs
  • Applicants must demonstrate that the project or activity is accessible to the wider community
  • Grants will not be made retrospectively

Fund closing date and notifications

The fund will close to applications on 25th April 2022.
Decisions will be made in early May with applicants being notified within a week of the decision.

Community facilities grant: max £50,000

To provide financial support for community led capital projects for the improvement / enhancement of existing community facilities and the procurement of new facilities / equipment.

Community revenue grant

The Community Revenue Grant scheme is now open. Applicants must demonstrate that their project will achieve one or more of the priorities of West Oxfordshire District Council.

Grants awarded will typically be between £1,000 (minimum) and £5,000. Higher awards are possible but only where the activity offers significant benefits across an extensive part of the District, or in cases where the activity has a strong connection with achieving the Council’s ambitions for the District through partnership working with the linked Council service function.

The deadline for applications was 7 February 2022. Applications are now closed.

Community activities grants: max £500

Theme: Getting Connected

Funding is now available to support grassroots community groups wishing to undertake community based activity which contributes to the health and wellbeing of residents and quality of community life.

This year, following Covid, the Council especially wants to encourage activity which helps residents to connect with each other and the community around them. We particularly want to reach those who face barriers to achieving this and those who have really struggled with their health and wellbeing over the past year. We want to encourage those many small groups in our communities to come forward who have been such a valuable lifeline for residents. We recognise that ongoing concerns about Covid can make ‘connecting with each other’ challenging but we want to support projects which find ways to do this safely.

Applicant groups need to have a constitution. Full criteria are included with the application form. Maximum grant available is £500

Apply

Applications are now closed.

Individual development in sport, active recreation and play grant: max £200

For organisations to develop their workforce capacity through coaching, officiating and playwork.

Applications are considered on an on-going basis.