Now running for a second year, this fund is an exciting opportunity for communities to develop activities in their local area that help to achieve the countywide ambition of creating places that “support the people of Oxfordshire to live well in their community, remaining fit and healthy for as long as possible”.
The Connected Communities Fund aims to create opportunities for socialising and building meaningful connection by increasing the number of activities available for older people and adults with additional needs by encouraging grassroots initiatives to access flexible funding alongside an ongoing package of support.
Projects will be funded up to £5,000 per project.
The funding has been made available by Oxfordshire County Council and will be delivered to the voluntary and community sector through an innovative new route.
This fund opened on Wednesday 6th September 2023.
What kind of projects will be funded?
This programme is looking to support:
How to apply
Groups and members of the community are encouraged to come forward with their ideas and will have the opportunity to talk through their proposal with the ongoing support and expertise of OCVA and Community First Oxfordshire.
There is no closing date, but applications will close when all funding has been allocated. Expressions of Interest (EoIs) will be considered, groups contacted, and funds distributed on a rolling basis.
Please complete the expression of interest form available at the link below:
This form is currently closed to new applications
If you need the application form in a different format, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01865 251946
The table below shows the projects that have been funded so far from this fund:
|Banburyshire Citizen Project||Banbury|
|St Mary’s Church||Barton, Oxford|
|Hendreds Environment Group||East Hendred|
|Combe Mutual Aid||Combe|
|Bullingdon Community Association||Oxford|
|Fritwell Forget Me Not Club||Fritwell|
|Charlbury Day Centre||Charlbury|
|The Valentine Club||Steeple Aston|
Read about some of the groups that were funded from the previous Connected Communities fund: https://ocva.org.uk/category/connected-communities-fund/