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Capital grants

This scheme is now closed. The scheme closed for applications at noon 17 December 2021

The council provides grants to voluntary and community organisations to help build thriving communities and improve the quality of life for the residents of South Oxfordshire through projects that; improve economic and community well-being, provides infrastructure that meets local need, that protect and restore our natural world; and take action on the climate emergency

If your organisation has a project that you would like to be considered for funding, please read the scheme’s guidance and scoring criteria before applying online.  Decisions will be made by end of March 2022.

How much is available and what for?

We are inviting applications from constituted not-for-profit organisations, Community Interest Companies and town/parish councils to apply for grants between £1,000 – £75,000, and up to 50 per cent of the cost of capital projects (excluding vehicles). Projects may include but not limited to buying, building or replacing long term assets (buildings, play areas and equipment) or making energy saving improvements for the benefit of South Oxfordshire residents.  Please read our short guide for help identifying capital expenditure for community grant purposes.

The council’s total budget for this round of funding is £320,000. For ideas of what previous grants have funded, please refer to this list of grants awarded.


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.

Get in touch

After reviewing our funding guidance and application checklist, we would welcome any questions ahead of the scheme launching, so please do drop us an email at

Contact us - Community grants

01235 422405
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB