Council to offer £175,000 in grants to local community

Released on July 18, 2017

The Council will be offering two grant schemes starting next month with £175,000 available to support the local community.

The Capital Grants scheme and New Homes Bonus community grant scheme opens on 20 August and will run until 15 October for people to apply.

Workshops to give guidance on the grants and help people to apply for them will be offered 4-6pm on 8 August in Abingdon, 10 August in Faringdon and 15 August in Wantage. 

The Council was highly successful with both schemes last year, with the Capital grants scheme awarding £94,544 to organisations and the New Homes Bonus scheme awarding £98,066. 

Councillor Elaine Ware, Grants Cabinet Member at the district council said: "This is an excellent opportunity for not-for-profit organisations in the Vale to apply for support for new equipment or building refurbishments to help improve their services."

Elaine added: "We know that there are lots of people within organisations that are potentially apprehensive or have little experience in applying for funds and we urge them to come along to one our workshops."

You can book a place on an advice session by calling the district council on 01235 422644 or by emailing the grants team.  Places are limited with two people per organisation allowed to attend a workshop. 

For more information on both schemes, please see grants.