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At OCVA we aim to find the best source of funding to enable your group to achieve its objectives.

A search for funding could include exploring trusts with an interest in Oxfordshire, trusts interested in specific county regions, national and global funding websites, and trusts focussing on:
For other sources of funding go to FundingCentral and DSC.org.uk

Tips to groups

  • If you use a professional bid writer, ask them how successful they have been in the past.
  • Commissioners and funders look for joint working, not competition within the sector
  • Always read the funder’s guidance notes fully
  • When writing your application, do so as if explaining your service to someone who knows nothing about you

Grants vs Contracts

This page is about funding in the form of grants.

Contracts (from public funds via local government) are handled differently.  These are some of the websites to help you find contracts.

Get funding updates via Pulse

Pulse is daily (on our website), and weekly digest (by email, if your email address is on our database). It includes:

  • Contract alerts from OCVA
  • Award alerts from OCVA
  • Local government contract alerts
  • Other grant offers
  • Other sector-relevant content

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