Capital grants scheme

Constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply to us for a minimum of £1,000 and up to 50 per cent* of the cost of capital projects (eligibility criteria apply).

Click here to start a new application 

Click here to view an existing application (including to complete a monitoring or claim form) 

Our opening dates for 2017/18 (budget permitting) are:

  • Round one open: 1 April to 15 May 2017 (4pm) decisions made by 24 July 2017 - now closed
  • Round two open: 20 August to 15 October 2017 (4pm) with all decision made by 22 December 2017 - Opens soon
  • Possible round three open: 1 December 2017 to 10 January 2018 (4pm) for decisions by 25 March 2018, budget permitting

Current budgets available 

We split the district into three geographic areas when considering grants and each area has its own budget.  You can see a map of the grant areas here (250.4 KB) JPEG image .  

  • Abingdon and North East surrounding area: £42,110 
  • Faringdon and surrounding area: £16,415
  • Wantage and surrounding area: £19,810


We held three advice workshops (one in each of the committee areas) before the opening date to offer potential applicants advice and guidance on our grant schemes, the application process and some information about other sources of funding they may be able to access. 

If you didn't make one of the sessions you can still get advice by emailing us at


Please note you’ll need to provide the following documents with your application:

  • Your signed constitution or memorandum and articles of association
  • Two quotes (or a professional estimate) for the whole project
  • Your latest bank statements and balances for all accounts in the organisations name
  • Copies of your last two years accounts (audited if available) or for new organisations, detailed working budgets and financial records since you began operating
  • Any permissions required including; planning, listed building, landlord permissions
  • Minutes from a meeting of your organisation agreeing to make this application, authorising you to make the application on their behalf and authorising two relevant officers/members of the organisation to act as signatory in relation to this grant application and any acceptance forms/agreements relating to it.
  • Copies of your Land Registry evidence of ownership/tenure (a registered a lease with at least ten years left on the term).  If you have a lease you will need to give us a copy of your lease as well.
  • For grants under £10,000 towards mobile equipment evidence of ownership is welcome but not mandatory.

Last reviewed: 21 - 08 - 2017

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