Capital Grant Scheme 2023/24 – closed
This scheme closed for applications at midday Friday 3 November 2023. Funding decisions are likely to be made by the end of March 2024.
Are you a voluntary or community organisation looking for funding towards capital projects that help to build thriving communities and improve the quality of life for the residents in the district?
If so, we are keen to fund projects that; improve economic and community well-being, provide infrastructure that meets local need, that protect and restore our natural world; and take action on the climate emergency.
How much is available and what can it be used for?
We have a total budget available of £320,000 to award for capital projects take place in the district or within a three-mile radius of the district boundary. You can request a minimum of £1,000 and a maximum of £75,000 and up to 50 per cent of your total project costs.
Applications should focus on projects that benefit significant numbers of South Oxfordshire residents, or that that will improve outcomes for disadvantaged groups and contribute towards at least one of the council Corporate Plan priorities 2020-2024 (please see the related links on this page to find out more).
Please read our short guide for help identifying capital expenditure for community grant purposes.
For more information please do take a look at our latest policy which you can access and download via the button below.
Who can apply?
- Town and Parish Councils
- Non-profit businesses and Community Interest Companies
- Community based organisations
Who isn’t eligible?
- Other local authorities/public sector bodies (for example Oxfordshire County Council, NHS trusts)
- Groups who raise funds on behalf of or will improve/create facilities that will predominately benefit an ineligible organisation (for example PTA’s delivering projects to benefit their school)
- Projects that usually fall to other public sector/statutory bodies to provide, or will primarily benefit organisations under their remit
- Individuals (this includes making any payments to individuals on behalf of community groups)
- Profit-based businesses
The council is committed to promoting equality and diversity and welcomes applications from organisations representing minority or vulnerable groups. We encourage all applicants to make their projects as inclusive and accessible to all as possible.
If you need any of our documents in a different format please email email@example.com
Get in touch
After reviewing our grant policy, we would welcome any questions about the scheme and whether you, your organisation or the project are eligible, so please do drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.