Voluntary sector grants fund of £400,000 launched

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The voluntary sector across South Oxfordshire is being invited to apply for a share of £400,000 grant funding being awarded by the district council.

South Oxfordshire District Council has launched a new revenue grants scheme that will offer financial support to the local voluntary sector for a period of four financial years commencing in 2013/14.

The scheme can fund up to £25,000 per year towards ongoing running costs such as staffing, heating, administration or rent costs.

The scheme opened on 23 July 2012 and will close on 28 September 2012.

Organisations must show that they are directly supporting the council’s funding priorities. These focus on advice services, care services and preventing anti-social behaviour.

Cllr Bill Service, cabinet member for grants at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Support for voluntary and community work across the district is very important for us. We have made a large sum of money available and urge all relevant organisations to apply. We can help with your on-going costs – you have nothing to lose.”

Information on how to apply for one of these grants is available on the council’s website at http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/grants