Also check:
Parish and Town Councils, who occasionally provide small grants.

Name Usu. Size of Grants Your income range Can your running costs be covered too? Type of project sought Closing Dates Weblink or Contact
Christ’s Hospital, Abingdon £36,000 ? ? Education and relief of need to individuals and organisations. Individual applicants must have lived in Abingdon for at least a year.
Organisations must be located in the area and serving Abingdon residents.
Decisions take 4 weeks 01235 526487 Christ’s Hospital 1 Old station Yard Abingdon OX14 3LQ  clerk  AT Link
Appleton Trust, The £5,890 ? ? Welfare beneficial areas Appleton & Eaton ? 01865 863709 73 Eaton Rd Appleton Abingdon OX13 5JJ
Country Buildings Protection Trust, The (Ardington &
£27,135 ? ? To preserve and protect buildings and lands of beauty or historic interest or ecological or other scientific importance ? 01235 833200 Lockinge Estate Office Ardington Wantage OX12 8PP
The Bampton Welfare Trust £5,000 ? ? For the benefit of inhabitants and organisations Bampton, Aston & Lew Twice yearly 01993 850589 Mill Green Cottage Bampton OX18 2HF dpullman AT
The Banbury Charities £280,603 ? ? General, education ? 01295 251234 36 West Bar, Banbury, OX16 9RU
The Bletchington Charity £10,173 ? ? Relief of need to the residents of Bletchington ? 01869 350895 Causeway Cottage Weston Road Bletchingdon Kidlington OX5 3DH
The Blewbury United Charities £11,325 ? ? For the residents of Blewbury, Upton, Aston, Upthorpe (those in need) April and October 01235 851711 Lowmans South Street
The Charlbury & District Motor Fire Brigade Trust £2,950 ? ? For the benefit of Charlbury Residents only ? bkinchella AT
Cherwell Sanctuary Housing £1,000 Any Not building costs

Our priority themes are:

  1. Employment, Education, Skills and TrainingWe aim to support residents in developing skills and accessing training opportunities in order to enter into, and sustain, employment.  For example, offering work related training.
  2. Health and WellbeingWe aim to support residents to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives, with access to the care and support services they need.  For example, running healthy activities.
  3. Community safety and infrastructureWe aim to ensure that our communities are safe places to live and are equipped with the infrastructure they need to shape their aims and aspirations.  For example, bringing the community together to increase their sense of safety.
  4. EnvironmentWe aim to make our neighbourhoods greener and cleaner places to live and to assist our residents to live more sustainable lifestyles.  For example, supporting people to get involved in improving green spaces.
  5. Financial inclusionWe aim to ensure that everyone is able to access the basic financial services products that are needed to participate in a modern society.  For example, accessing appropriate and impartial advice on how to manage money.
Yearly (April to March) Link
Friends of the Cotswolds £500 ? ? Funds raised from our supporters and donors
are distributed as grants to groups and organisations doing projects which
look after the Cotswolds. Our first ever programme – the Small Grants Fund –
is now open for applications. Groups and organisations can apply for grants
of up to £500 to assist in delivering eligible projects.
? Link or write to Fosse Way, Northleach,
Gloucestershire, GL54 3JH phone +44 (0)1451 862000 or email info AT
Ducklington & Hardwick with Yelford Charity £2,975 ? ? General beneficial area Quick 07993 705121 16 Feilden Close Ducklington Witney OX29 7XB Applicants (individuals & community groups) must be
resident in one of these parishes. Link
FaringdonUnited Charities £10,429 ? ? Individuals and families in need and local organisations (Faringdon, Littleworth, Little Coxwell) Quick decisions except substantial grants which take longer 01367 243789 Bunting & Co, 7 Market Place, Faringdon, SN7 7HL
Elizabeth Jackson Charitable Trust (Great Rollright) £33,000 ? ? General ? 01926 886688 Olympus House, Olympus Avenue, Leamington Spa, CV34 6BF
The Henley Educational Charity £94,654 ? ? Education, general ? 0118 9724575 Link
Martha Louise Jackson Bequest, The (Headington, Oxford) £4,790 ? ? Relief in Need in Headington Quarry area only ? 68 Old Road, Oxford OX3 7LP February, June, October
University of Oxford Small Community Grants (Oxford City) £3,000 (out of £50,000) ? No Groups or organisations external to the University, that wholly, or largely, draw their membership from the Oxford City area, as defined by the Oxford City Council boundaries. Student groups will not normally qualify for funding from this fund unless the activity is deemed to be mainly of benefit to the community.
Unsuccessful and successful applicants can reapply.

  • Priority will be given to activities which do all or some of the following:
    • promote and celebrate the city of Oxford’s heritage, whether physical or cultural;
  • promote educational development among the under-18 age group in the Oxford City area;
  • benefit communities in Oxford City
  • ncrease engagement between the University and the community.
  • promote knowledge exchange and widening participation.

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A decision to fund a particular project does not necessarily mean that a project of that nature will automatically be supported in the future. Similarly, a decision not to fund a particular project does not mean that no such projects will ever be supported in the future.
What kind of projects will not be funded?
Funding will not ordinarily be provided for:

  • Capital projects or to cover day-to-day running costs eg staff costs, rent or building maintenance and subsistence.
  • subscriptions or memberships to external bodies, which aim to provide a service to the University; and
  • purposes for which other financial support exists within the University.
Yearly 01865 (2)80673 Link
Bishopsdown Trust (Oxford City) £500 – £1,000 ? ? Music (Oxford), Sport for people who are physically disabled. Non-charities considered but you will require audited accounts Yearly 01865 770489 409 Meadow Lane Iffley Oxford OX4 4ED
Cooper Charitable Trust Oxford City £12,000 ? ? General Decisions either immediate or 2-3 months 01865 249931 Shepherd’s Close, Hinksey Hill, OX1 5BQ
Charity of Thomas Dawson Oxford City £59,000 ? ? Educational ? 01865 368259 56 Poplar Close, Garsington, Oxford, OX44 9BP
DLM Charitable Trust Oxford City £99,000 ? ? General February, July, November 020 76388992 Cloke & Co, 475 Salisbury House, London Wall, EC2M 5QQ
Lord Mayor of Oxford Charity £3,963 ? ? General ? 01865 252414 Oxford City Council, Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1BX Lord Mayor chooses. There is no application process. One or two registered charities supported each year
Magdalen College Trust Oxford City £2,500 ? ? Social Welfare ? 01865 276020 Magdalen College, High St, Oxford, OX1 4AU
City of Oxford Charity £85,000 ? ? Welfare, Education, Older people March, June, September, December 01865 553043 11 Davenant Rd Oxford OX2 8BT Link
Oxford Preservation Trust £20,000 ? ? Preservation and conservation ? 01865 242918 10 Turn Again Lane, St Ebbe’s, OX1 1QL Quarterly decisions. Initial telephone calls welcome. Link
St Michael’s & All Saints’ Charities Oxford City £65,000 ? ? Health, Welfare ? 01865 240940 St Michael’s Church Centre, St Michael at the North Gate, Cornmarket St, Oxford, OX1 3EY rupert.sheppard AT
Stanton Ballard Trust, The Oxford £74,000 ? ? Children, disabled or older people. No running costs covered ? 0870 7605032 See Lord Philmore’s Charitable Trust for address Write with SAE for application form.
Sarah Nowell Education Foundation, The Oxford £1,000 ? ? It could be the costs of training to be a hairdresser or travelling to a college. We can also help youth groups or dance clubs. As long as the grant will help someone in our ‘area of benefit’ and it involves learning it’s eligible. Our area of benefit is Littlemore, Blackbird leys, Rose Hill & Cowley. Decisions are only made twice per year. Clerk, Susan Morrison at 22 Abberbury Road, Iffley, Oxford OX4 4ES or john.tanner AT
SteventonAllotments and relief in need charity £102,000 ? ? For groups in Steventon only ? 01865 821055 19 Lime Grove, Southmoor, Abingdon, OX13 5DN sarinc AT
Cecil Pilkington Charitable Trust Sunningwell £92,000 ? ? Conservation, medical research, general ? 0151 236 61261 Duncan Sheard Glass, Castle Chambers, 43 Castle Street, Liverpool, L2 9TL No unsolicited
Thame Welfare Trust, The £22,414 ? ? Specific beneficiaries living in Thame Decisions two to three weeks 01844 212564 2 Cromwell Avenue Thame OX 9 3TD
Witney  See Richard Earley’s Charitable Settlement ? ? ? ? ?