More than £1million for community groups in South Oxfordshire

Released on March 20, 2017

South Oxfordshire District Council is to provide more than £1million in grant funding to 16 community groups, charities and support organisations across the district. 

The funding will help to ensure that important services such as support for disabled people, carers, and the elderly, can continue to be available locally for South Oxfordshire residents. 

The revenue grant funding from South Oxfordshire District Council will help groups to pay for things such as salary costs, rent and rates, marketing and publicity, and transport and utility costs. 

The groups receiving funding are:

£1million for community groupsCllr Elizabeth Gillespie, Cabinet Member for Grants at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “As a council we are delighted to still in be a position to offer this significant funding to these organisations. They all play a vital role in providing support services to many people across the South Oxfordshire community and this funding will help to ensure that residents will continue to benefit from these services over the coming years.” 

Grant Hayward of Collaborent, who assisted council officers with workshops for the grants application process, said "Not only is it good to see the financial commitment from South Oxfordshire District Council, but I have been really impressed with the range of support it has provided to these charities and groups in helping them explore new opportunities of becoming more sustainable and less dependent upon grant funding." 

The council’s grants officers will work with these organisations to ensure spending is appropriate over the four year grant period.

Community groups in South Oxfordshire looking to improve their facilities, such as carrying out building improvements, can now apply for Capital Grant – for more information visit www.southoxon.gov.uk/grants.

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Funding is provided via instalments over the next four years until the end of 2020/21