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October 27, 2023

Funding boost available for rural businesses and organisations

A new grant scheme has launched for rural businesses and organisations based in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse. The fund is designed to support capital projects for small businesses and community infrastructure that help to improve productivity and strengthen the rural economy and rural communities. Interested parties are encouraged to submit their application […]

November 16, 2020

Businesses can now apply for lockdown support grants in South and Vale

Businesses in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse that have been temporarily forced to close and for those that have been severely impacted by the latest national lockdown may apply for new support grant funding. These grants are worth up to £3,000 per month.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are […]

August 5, 2020

Exciting new amphitheatre being built for Chilton village community

Residents living in Chilton will soon have their own impressive amphitheatre for local shows and performances. Chilton Parish Council applied for funds collected by Vale of White Horse District Council from developer contributions for public art as part of an agreement to build new homes in the village.  The parish council worked hard over a […]

June 8, 2020

Government Discretionary Business Grant now open for applications

Released on June 2, 2020 South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will accept applications from noon Wednesday 3 June 2020 from small businesses for a share of around £1.9 million of government support following the coronavirus outbreak. The councils are urging all eligible businesses that were ineligible for the Small Business Grant […]

February 24, 2020

Bicester revealed as start location for prestigious women’s cycling race

BICESTER is to host the start of the prestigious Women’s Tour professional cycling race, which will pedal from the town on Monday 08 June, it was announced today (Thursday, 13 February). Oxfordshire pro-cyclist, Katie Scott, joined community cycling groups and local children from Bicester’s Longfields Primary School and The Cooper School (secondary); at the official announcement in the town’s […]