Grants for voluntary sector organisations

COVID-19 support and reassurance to voluntary and community sector organisations

In response to the current rapidly changing situation, we’ve seen some incredible work being done by the voluntary and community sector to support vulnerable residents across the district and wish to thank you for your ongoing efforts.

Current grant recipients

We absolutely recognise that in these current, very challenging circumstances, your organisation may well be reviewing the services and support you currently offer to residents to provide the advice, help and support they will need over the coming months. For current grant recipients, we understand that COVID-19 has very likely had an impact on your council supported projects and would encourage you to keep in regular contact with the community enablement team on to discuss extending the time in which you have to start/complete your project during this period.

Funding for organisations involved with COVID-19 response

South and Vale COVID response councillor grants

Every Councillor has up to £2,000 to make discretionary grant payments to community groups and other appropriate organisations that are directly responding to the Coronavirus pandemic in their ward. Please contact your district councillor directly or email

Community Resilience grants from Oxfordshire Community Foundation

The aim of the grants are to not only give immediate relief to respond better, they are also our way of ensuring the local voluntary sector recovers stronger.

Government and National Lottery Emergency COVID-19 Funding

This is a £200m fund aimed primarily at small-to-medium sized organisations, supporting them to continue to deliver services to people and communities affected by COVID-19. Further information on the government grant scheme and lottery funding can be found via the National Lottery This link will take you to an external website...  website, or for a full list of government funds available for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations responding to coronavirus, click here GOV.UK This link will take you to an external website... .  

Other grants for organisations

A summary of other grants schemes available locally during the current crisis for not-for-profit organisations can be found here, or at a national level here.  This link will take you to an external website...

For specific guidance for organisations on issues of governance, finance and supporting your volunteers, staff and communities, please visit

Business support

If you are a business that has applied for a government business grant or want information about the schemes available then please contact the South and Vale Business Support team This link will take you to an external website... on Applications for the Discretionary Grant Fund have now closed. You can find more about what support is available to your business through the SVBS website.

Other types of council and partnership funding

How we use your data and why

Please read more about how we may use your information and your rights, including those about accessing your records, by downloading our Community Enablement team's Privacy Notice (143.3 KB) Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website... .

Last reviewed: 24 - 06 - 2020

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