Oxford Community Impact Fund

Introduction to the Oxford Community Impact Fund

Here you'll find key information about the new Oxford Community Impact Fund (OCIF). This replaces all former funding programmes for communities including: Culture Fund, Green Neighbourhood Scheme, Youth Ambition Fund, Youth Ambition Holiday Activities Fund, Small Grants and Open Bidding. All eligible applicants to former community grant programmes should be eligible for this new programme, however please do check the guidance within these pages first.

If after reading these pages you have any queries, please email the Grants Team: grants@oxford.gov.uk

How much is available?

The Oxford Community Impact Fund (OCIF) programme will run for a minimum of 3 years, starting in 2022/23, and will be reviewed annually. It has been split into two main strands:

  • Small and Medium Grants (three rounds each year)
  • Big Ideas (closed to new applicants)

Small and Medium Grants

The total annual value of these grants is £84,000 per year. There will be a single pot which Small and Medium Grant applicants can bid against. There will be no predetermined allocation of funds between the two which will allow the Grants Panel flexibility to support the strongest applications.

You can apply for up to £5,000 per round and the next round will open in 2023/24 (details tbc).

Big Ideas (2022/23 to 2024/25)

This three year funding programme is closed to new applicants. You can find a list of grantees in this news release.