Community grants worth up to £75,000 are now available

Local groups in the Vale of White Horse can apply for grants totalling up to £75,000 as part of a community grant scheme which has opened this month.

In the past the scheme, run by Vale of White Horse District Council, has given grants to a variety of local community organisations including money for parenting programmes in Botley, a play area resurfacing in Faringdon and most recently new furniture for a group in Wantage caring for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Groups can apply for a minimum of £1,000 (and up to 50 per cent of the total cost) towards projects which benefit the local community. The final amounts awarded will depend on the number of applicants.

Cllr Helen Pighills, Vale of White Horse District Council cabinet member for community services, said: "Local groups can greatly benefit from these grants and we would urge any organisations in our area who think they could be eligible to get in touch. But don't delay, the grant scheme can only remain open until 28 October."

Anyone interested in a grant should see more information on the council's website here

  • Applications are invited between 2 September 2019 - midday 28 October 2019. Decisions will be made by the end January 2020

Posted: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00 by Joanne Myers