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Oxford City Council recognises and values the contribution that community and voluntary organisations (CVO's) make to their communities. One of the ways we support CVO's is through grant aid.
We have a limited amount of funds available to help community and voluntary groups, which provide a project or service that benefit residents and communities across Oxford.
You can apply for a grant if your project does one or more of the following:
There are 3 grant programmes, which are:
The annual grants open bidding programme is now closed.
The closing date for applications was on 9 November 2012.
A list of grants awarded through this programme for 2013/14 can be found below
Grants Awarded 2013-14 (690kB PDF)
A list of those community & voluntary organisations awarded a grant through the current financial years programme (2012/2013) can be found below.
List of open bidding grants awarded 2012-13 (25kB PDF)
Oxford City Council has committed £50,000 for a new grants programme. The youth ambition programme will support community & voluntary groups working with children and young people across the city. Four rounds of funding are planned for this year; the closing dates are:
Use the links below for the programme criteria and the application form:
Social Inclusion Fund Criteria (22kB PDF)
During the year, commencing from 1 April 2013, there will be other opportunities for community and voluntary groups to apply for funding. A budget of £7,727 has been allocated for a small grants programme.
Community and voluntary groups that have a legal structure that is appropriate to the size and nature of the organisation, which sets out the aims and rules governing the organisation, can apply for a small grant of up to £500 for a project or activity that will benefit the residents of Oxford.
The application and criteria for the programme can be found below:
Closing dates for the small grant applications are listed below:
A list of those community and voluntary groups awarded a small grant through the current financial years programme (2012/13) can be found below:
List of Small Grants awarded 2012-13 (24kB PDF)
On the 8 February 2012 the City Executive Board awarded 21 voluntary sector organisations a grant through the commissioning programme. A list of these organisations funded through this programme can be found below:
List of commissioned organisations 2012-13 (36kB PDF)
The prospectus sets out which activities Oxford City Council will fund and those it will not fund. Please read this document before applying for a grant.
Grants Programme Prospectus for 2011-15 (69kB PDF)
Visit our Grants Frequently Asked Questions page.
Oxfordshire Community Voluntary Action website has a well-stocked resource centre with grants reference books and information.
More information can be found on our External Funding Opportunities page.
Page last updated 28 March 2013
Community Grants Team
St Aldate's Chambers
109 St Aldate's