West Oxfordshire District Council has agreed to make available Community Activity Grants of up to £500 to facilitate projects within the District that foster community cohesion, build relationships and organise activities that benefit residents’ health and wellbeing.
Cllr Jane Doughty Cabinet Member for Customer Delivery said, “The Covid pandemic, although very difficult, really did demonstrate the strength and resilience of our communities here in West Oxfordshire.
“We know there are small groups out there that have provided great benefits for communities, and want to keep that momentum going with community grants for smaller groups to continue this essential work. These very local groups have been a lifeline to residents and we want to encourage as many of these as possible to come forward and apply.”
The Council wants to especially encourage applications for projects that will reach those who face barriers to accessing activities and those who have experienced significant struggles with their health and wellbeing over the past year.
If you have an idea for a project that helps to improve community life, we want to hear from you.
The deadline for applications is 12noon on 8 December 2021.
Application forms are available from the Council’s website, by calling 01993 861000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org