Oxford City Council is urging community-focused individuals and groups to apply for grants of up to £5000 in the latest round of its Community Impact Fund.
This might be a group wanting to hold a special event to bring the community together (subject to the latest Covid regulations) or to run activities aimed at people with particular needs. Smaller grants of up to £1,000 are also open to individuals who want to make a difference.
There will be three funding rounds for Small and Medium Grants this year. The first round launches on 28 January and the deadline for applications will be 6 March, with grants awarded in time to fund Easter activities.
Bids must demonstrate how they share common objectives with the Council: support thriving communities; pursue a zero carbon Oxford; enable an inclusive economy and deliver more, affordable housing (helping those at risk of homelessness and in unsuitable housing).
Online briefing sessions
The Council’s Grants team will be holding online briefing sessions on the following dates:
Each briefing session follows the same format; introducing the grant, going through the application form and the opportunity to ask questions.
Councillor Shaista Aziz, Oxford City Council’s Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities, said:
“The Council wants to support people and communities during these very challenging times and encourage individuals and groups to turn their ideas for community focused work and projects into reality.
“The Community Impact Fund is also about building connections and networks that enable people and communities to come together, learn from each other and work together.”