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Community grants and funding

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 is 7 February 2022.

View full details and how to apply:

Community activities grants: max £500

Theme: Getting Connected

Funding is now available to support grassroots community groups wishing to undertake community based activity which contributes to the health and wellbeing of residents and quality of community life.

This year, following Covid, the Council especially wants to encourage activity which helps residents to connect with each other and the community around them. We particularly want to reach those who face barriers to achieving this and those who have really struggled with their health and wellbeing over the past year. We want to encourage those many small groups in our communities to come forward who have been such a valuable lifeline for residents. We recognise that ongoing concerns about Covid can make ‘connecting with each other’ challenging but we want to support projects which find ways to do this safely.

Applicant groups need to have a constitution. Full criteria are included with the application form. Maximum grant available is £500


Applications are now closed.

Community facilities grant: max £50,000

For community led capital projects which improve and enhance existing community facilities, and for buying new facilities or equipment such as village halls, play areas and sports club equipment.

Applications are now closed.


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.

GLL Sport Foundation: £50 to £1,250

For athletes participating at county level and above. Award winners also gain free access to our leisure facilities. Run in partnership with the Sports Awards (Coach of the Year, Sports Club of the Year and Unsung Hero). Read more about the Sports Awards on our Sport and fitness page.

Applications are now closed.

Grants given in 2018 to 2019

Here is a list of the grants we made to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in 2018 to 2019: