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Community Grants for 2024/25

Climate Action Fund – open now

This scheme closes for applications at midday on Friday 28 June 2024

Vale of White Horse District Council’s Climate Action Fund is to support local projects that help to tackle climate change. We have a budget of £100,000 in 2024/25 and up to £10,000 is available for individual projects. Whether you are already involved in a local group or simply looking to start taking climate action, we’d love to hear from you.

Partnership Grant 2024/25 to 2028/29 – closed

Are you a locally based information and advice organisation helping people in the areas of debt, employment, finance, housing, energy, family, law and courts, immigration and health?

We have a budget of £154,920 in 2024/25 and, under this new scheme, can offer revenue funding that extends for up to five years.

If you would like further information about the grants awarded or completed, or other funding opportunities please contact the Grants team on

You can find out more about the (non-Covid related) grants awarded up to May 2024 in the download below


White Horse Community Lottery

White Horse Community Lottery is a weekly lottery that raises money for good causes. From every £1 ticket sold, 60p will go to local good causes in Vale of White Horse working to benefit our communities.

Voluntary and charitable groups who operate in the district are invited to join and start benefiting from being part of the scheme. What’s more, it’s free for organisations to get involved!

You can find out more on the lottery website.

Other types of council and partnership funding

External Funding Opportunities

  • Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Energy Efficiency Fund – Are you a charity, community organisation, or social enterprise, with a building where you are offering help to those struggling with rising living costs? Would you like help reducing your energy bills and creating a warmer, more welcoming space for your volunteers, staff and service users? To check your eligibility and apply for this government funding go to the Groundwork website.
  • Community Ownership Fund – Government funding to help communities take ownership of community assets at risk of closure.  Detailed funding guidance, eligibility criteria and expression of interest form is via the Government website Further information can be found online via the My Community Website.

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

Contact us - Community grants

01235 422405
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Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE