Sunday, 22 October 2017

Appeal for grant bids

COMMUNITY groups in South Oxfordshire seeking funds for projects are being encouraged to apply for a grant from their district councillor.

Every member of the district council has a £5,000 budget to help fund projects in their wards.

They can give grants towards a range of projects such as minor improvements to community facilities, defibrillator purchases, play equipment renovations, or setting up a community website.

The councillor grants are available to not-for-profit organisations, including parish councils, whose work benefits local residents.

The council says the funding is ideal for projects which are relatively low cost and require a quick turnaround. Decisions are usually made within eight weeks.

Elizabeth Gillespie, cabinet member for grants at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “This is a great opportunity for communities to carry out those projects which are smaller but would still make a big difference for residents.”

The deadline for applications is December 19 and applications should be made direct to councillors.

For more information, visit southoxon.gov.uk/grants

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