Information about the grants available

In 2016 Oxfordshire County Council developed a sustainable model for delivering daytime support to meet people’s needs now and in the future. This would include:

  • supporting people to live well in their communities;
  • providing some additional tailored support to people who need this;
  • and ensuring that a range of options are available for people with more complex needs to choose from, using their personal budgets or own resources.

There remained a need to continue to support people to live well in their local community, taking part in a range of locally available opportunities. Our aim was to reduce loneliness and social isolation by supporting individuals and communities to support each other.

Oxfordshire’s voluntary sector delivers excellent support to many vulnerable people; and the majority do so without funding from us. As part of the outcomes from the daytime support review, we introduced voluntary sector funding.

Grant funding for 2020/21 

The Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund is open to all voluntary and community groups supporting people in Oxfordshire. The total amount of the Innovation Fund for 2020/21 is £100,000

This fund will provide one-off funding to support the development of self-sustaining projects, delivering new and innovative opportunities for adults in Oxfordshire. 

The Sustainability Fund 

The Sustainability Fund is open to all voluntary and community groups supporting people in Oxfordshire. The total amount of the Sustainability Fund for 2020/21 is £250,000.

The fund can provide a contribution which can be used to support existing services to continue to operate and offer daytime support opportunities.

How to apply

Both funds are now open for applications. The closing date for all applications is 12pm Friday 20 September 2019. 

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