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Everyone Active grant scheme – now closed

The ‘Everyone Active’ Grant Scheme is back for 2023/24.  The scheme aims to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in our area. We have a budget of £50,000 to support communities to become more active and sustain activity.

How much is available and what for?

Organisations or individuals are invited to apply for grants up to a maximum of £1,000 for each application for projects that benefit more than one individual resident of South Oxfordshire becoming active or sustaining activity.

We can fund up to 100 per cent of the total cost of a project and it must be completed within 12 months of the award decision.

You can apply for revenue costs or capital items. Appropriate applications could include buying leisure equipment; introducing new or improving physical activity projects; a training course to upskill volunteers in improving physical and mental wellbeing; projects promoting active travel or setting up a community garden.

Please read our Funding Guidelines for further examples of the projects we can fund.

Who can apply?

  • The scheme is open to all not-for-profit groups; these can be constituted or non-constituted
  • Town/parish councils and parish meetings
  • Not for profit preschools, PTAs and local authority run schools or Academies can apply for non-statutory elements of the education programme
  • We can fund individuals who are supporting their community to become active or sustain activity
  • Applicant cannot be the supplier of the service i.e. coaches cannot apply on their own behalf to deliver a free service

Who cannot apply

  • Other local authorities/public sector bodies (for example Oxfordshire County Council, NHS trusts)
  • Applicant cannot be the supplier of the service i.e. coaches cannot apply on their own behalf to deliver a free service
  • Groups who raise funds on behalf of or will improve/create facilities that will predominately benefit an ineligible organisation
  • Profit-based businesses (private businesses)Political and lobbying groups
  • Nationwide organisations (except where they have a local constitution and/or local bank account. We may also make exceptions if a project clearly relates to a local hub/branch of the organisation)

This is a rolling programme. Applications will be assessed and awarded as received. The scheme will close once all the budget is spent, or at midday Friday 14 July 2023, whichever is sooner.


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, if you have any questions about the scheme and whether you, your organisation or the project are eligible, you are welcome to contact us by email at

Contact us - Community grants

01235 422405
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE