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Community Activity Grant - Cost of Living support

This grant is now closed to applications. The deadline was 9 November 2022.

To support not for profit community groups to deliver activities and services which meet the needs of residents most affected by the cost of living crisis. So if you have an idea or initiative we really want to help you make it happen. 

Grants awarded will be up to £1,000.

Some examples of eligible activity include:

  • Information, advice and support around debt and energy.
  • Volunteer driver support.
  • Cost associated with the preparation of meals for residents.
  • Cost associated with the production of support information for residents.
  • Staff costs associated with a local response.
  • Heating and lighting costs for community halls associated with existing community gatherings such as lunch clubs, family drop-ins, coffee mornings.
  • Heating and lighting costs for community halls associated with new activities aimed at helping people who are more vulnerable during the cost of living crisis. 


We will consider applications from:

  • Town and parish councils, village hall committees, voluntary sector groups including community action groups, charitable groups, faith groups and new/informal groups (only when partnering with a formal group who will be the applicant) directly serving the communities of West Oxfordshire.
  • Non-profit and charitable groups based in or directly serving the communities of West Oxfordshire.

Applicant organisations will need to show that they are organised (by providing us with a copy of their constitution or rules) and supply details of their bank account.

Community facilities grant: max £50,000

This grant is now closed to applications. Round 2 deadline was Monday 5 September 2022.

To provide financial support for community led capital projects for the improvement / enhancement of existing community facilities and the procurement of new facilities / equipment.

Individual development in sport, active recreation and play grant: max £200

For organisations to develop their workforce capacity through coaching, officiating and playwork.

Applications are considered on an on-going basis.

Community revenue grant

The Community Revenue Grant scheme is now open. Applicants must demonstrate that their project will achieve one or more of the priorities of West Oxfordshire District Council.

Grants awarded will typically be between £1,000 (minimum) and £5,000. Higher awards are possible but only where the activity offers significant benefits across an extensive part of the District, or in cases where the activity has a strong connection with achieving the Council’s ambitions for the District through partnership working with the linked Council service function.

The deadline for applications was 7 February 2022. Applications are now closed.


Community activities grant: max £500

The community activities grant supports grassroots community groups wishing to undertake community based activity which contributes to the health and wellbeing of residents and quality of community life.

This scheme is currently closed. Any queries can be directed to: