The Revenue grant scheme is now open! This scheme offers two years of core revenue funding to local voluntary and community sector organisations delivering services that will benefit residents and help build thriving communities and improve the quality of life in South Oxfordshire. Please note, the scheme closes for applications at noon 26 November 2021.
Round one of the Councillor Community Grant scheme is now closed and will reopen 22 November 2021. Every ward in South Oxfordshire has funding to support local projects that directly benefit local residents. Organisations can apply for grants from £250 up to a maximum of £5,000 from each ward councillor where the project is located, budget permitting.
Other council grants available to voluntary and non-profit organisations
Exciting news! We will be launching a new round of Capital funding this Autumn. Please visit the page below for further information about the scheme. If you have any specific questions or would like to talk to one of the team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Capital grants – reopening 1 November 2021
You can find out more about the (non-Covid related) grants awarded up to April 2021 in the download below
Funding for organisations involved with Covid-19 response
South Covid-19 response councillor grants
The Councillor COVID Grant Scheme will close on 31 October. We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who have helped to provide this vital emergency support to residents in need.
The Councillor COVID Grant Scheme was launched in March 2020 offering every district councillor a budget of £2,000 to award to community and voluntary groups that were responding to the pandemic.
The scheme has funded some incredible projects which have provided help for self-isolating and vulnerable residents, counselling and mental health support, establishing covid support groups, support to care homes and resources for remote working.
There are now more schemes in place to support businesses, individuals and community groups. Please contact email@example.com who can signpost you to relevant grants schemes and/or income generation ideas such as joining the SO Charitable Lottery. For individuals and families, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Other grants for organisations
For specific guidance for organisations on issues of governance, finance and supporting your volunteers, staff and communities, please visit https://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus.
If you are a business that has applied for a government business grant or want information about the schemes available then please contact the South and Vale Business Support team by emailing email@example.com.
If you’d like further information about the grants awarded or completed, please contact the Grants team on 01235 422405 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the grants team if you need any help with one of the schemes or your application.
Other types of council and partnership funding
- Disabled Facilities Grants – funding for home adaptations (please contact the Disabled Facilities Grant team on 01235 422436 for more information)
- Business rates relief – how to apply for a reduction in your business rates
- Energy saving grants – helping you make your home more energy-efficient
- Home improvement loans – support for changes to your home
- We work with Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA), who support voluntary and community organisations in throughout the county. They offer all kinds of advice, including sources of funding and getting fit to fund.
Current grant recipients
We absolutely recognise that in these current, very challenging circumstances, your organisation may well be reviewing the services and support you currently offer to residents to provide the advice, help and support they will need over the coming months. For current grant recipients, we understand that Covid-19 has very likely had an impact on your council supported projects and would encourage you to keep in regular contact with the community enablement team on email@example.com to discuss extending the time in which you have to start/complete your project during this period.
How we use your data and why
Please read more about how we may use your information and your rights, including those about accessing your records, by downloading our Community Enablement team’s Privacy Notice