Grant applications open for community projects

Grant funding that supports the important work done by local community and voluntary groups in West Oxfordshire, is now open for 2019-20 applications.

West Oxfordshire District Council’s Community Revenue Grant offers a cash boost to a range of projects and activities that benefit its residents, for example, helping to meet expenditure and covering on-going running costs such as staffing and administration.

Cllr Jeanette Baker, Cabinet Member responsible for grants, said: “Our District has long benefited from having a strong and thriving voluntary and community sector and our grant support recognises the important role they play.”   

Grants are awarded to support a diverse range of activity from environmental work through to volunteer activity. Their work must support the Council’s own priorities.

Two schemes that benefitted from a Community Revenue Grant last year are the Lower Windrush Valley Project (LWVP) and Volunteer Link Up.

The LWVP works closely with mineral operators, landowners and the local community to co-ordinate a range of nature conservation, land management and public access initiatives throughout the valley.

Volunteer Link Up maintains a Good Neighbour Scheme which helps residents continue to live independently. The charity also operates a befriending scheme and sources volunteers to help other West Oxfordshire charities.

Further information about the Community Revenue Grant is on grants web page.   The closing date for applications is Friday 1 February 2019.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB