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Grants for Local Groups

Whether it’s money for a new sports hall, church bell or a village noticeboard South Oxfordshire District Council now has £145,000 available for local groups doing building work or making major improvements.

Local organisations in South Oxfordshire have just six weeks (from 1 October) to apply to the council for money towards improving, creating or replacing community facilities. The deadline for applications is 15 November.

Grants range from £1,000 which could cover the replacement of a village noticeboard to £100,000 towards a project like a new recreation ground, but the improvements must benefit local residents.

In the last 18 months the council has helped fund more than 35 projects with grants ranging from £1,799 up to £250,000, including sea scout equipment in Clifton Hampden, church bell replacement in Cuddesdon and a new cricket pavilion in Thame.

For more information www.southoxon.gov.uk/grants<http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/grants>, email the grants team at grants@southandvale.gov.uk<mailto:grants@southandvale.gov.uk> or give them a call on 01235 422405.