Oxfordshire County Council – Innovation Fund for community support

Oxfordshire County Council is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Innovation Fund, to support new and innovative ideas across Oxfordshire for the provision of day opportunities and support for people. This fund forms part of the Council’s approach to ensuring that people have access to a variety of activities and support during their daily lives.

There is £50,000 available for the Innovation Fund and we want to encourage as many organisations as possible to apply, to enable the creation of varied and innovative support to meet people’s changing needs and the different opportunities that they would like to see available to them.

Grant funding

This fund is available for organisations and groups providing community support in Oxfordshire, or groups who plan to do so.

If your organisation would like to apply, please complete the application form below and return this by 12 noon on 18th January 2019. We want to ensure that a wide range of services, charities, organisations and people are aware of this opportunity, so please share this information with other organisations, people and services you are aware of who may wish to apply.

Innovation Fund 2018-19 Application form & guidance

Further information about the Innovation Fund is available on the council website:


Support available

Support is available from the following services:

Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action provides support to organisations wishing to bid for innovation funding, and to provide advice and information on alternative funding opportunities. Oxfordshire Community & Voluntary Action, in partnership with other Oxfordshire organisations, provides a wide range of support, including promoting and developing volunteering, supporting voluntary and community organisations to increase their effectiveness and build their capacity, and facilitating networking and partnership-working.

Contact details:


Tel: 01865 251946

Email: admin@ocva.org.uk

The Community Information Network (CIN) provides information on local support services and activities. They have knowledge of what is currently available and where there may be gaps and opportunities for partnership working. They have been working with communities to help them to develop new opportunities. Their online directory holds details of a wide range of opportunities available, searchable by area.

Contact details:


Phone: 0345 450 1276

Email: network@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Please contact us using the contact details below if you have any queries regarding the process.

Rebecca Lanchbury  rebecca.lanchbury@oxfordshire.gov.uk