Oxford Community Impact Fund

Small and Medium Grants: how to apply


Small and Medium Grants offer funding of up to £5,000. There is one more round of funding in 2022/23 (see below).

Table showing the amount available in each round of Small and Medium Grants, and key dates

Grant round

Minimum amount available

Online application form available

Application form closes 11:59pm on

Decisions expected

Round 3


Open now

17 October 2022

25 November 2022

Who can apply

Not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to £5,000 per Medium Grant and £1,000 per Small Grant in each round.

Individuals can apply for up to £1,000 per Small Grant and cannot apply for Medium Grants. Individuals are also required to provide match funding (pound for pound of their funding request) to support their application. This could be through ticket sales, donations or other funding streams. You can apply even if this match funding is not secured, however we will not release funds until we have evidence of the match.

Read more about who we can fund here. All applicants will need to confirm how they meet the scoring criteria.

What we are looking to achieve

We are looking for this grant programme to help deliver the following key interconnected priorities, in line with the Council's Strategy

  • Support thriving communities
  • Enable an inclusive economy 
  • Pursue a zero carbon Oxford
  • Deliver more, affordable housing

We understand that you may feel that some of these priorities may not directly apply to you. However we are looking to encourage all of our grant applicants to think about the wider impacts of their work, even if it's in small and modest ways.

How to make an application for Round 3

Information about how to strengthen your application is available to read in advance and you can also attend a briefing session (see below for details).

  • Apply using the online application form (you will need to create a Time to Spare account, if you don't already have one)
  • Deadline: 11:59pm on Monday 17 October 2022
  • Documents that you can download to support your application:

Apply for Round 3

Briefing sessions for Round 3

We will be holding three optional briefing sessions to go through the application form and answer any questions you may have. To join one of these sessions, please register via the Eventbrite links below: