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Open Doors at the Bate
Open Doors at the Bate
Credit: Oxford University

University of Oxford small community grants scheme

The University of Oxford has been at the heart of the city for over 800 years. Oxford city is full of variety and activity, with festivals and events occurring all year round. The University  set up a small community grants scheme in 2013 to help some of the many community activities which take place across the city.

The next closing date for grant applications is Wednesday 24 October and the Committee will meet on Thursday 8 November. A new-look grant application form will be available shortly. 

If you have a project which you think could benefit from some support, please contact community.grants@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Past meetings

The University of Oxford is pleased to have supported the following its Hilary 2018 meeting:

  • Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project                                                                       
  • Oxford Pride Group                                                                                                                                      
  • Headington Action                                                                                                                                        
  • South Oxford Adventure Playground (SOAP)                                                                                    
  • Jacari                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Broken Spoke Bike Co-op                                                                                                                           
  • KEEN Oxford                                                                                                                                                    
  • FloFest                                                                                                                                                               
  • Oxford Against Cutting                                                                                                                                
  • UnderConstruction Theatre Company                                                                                                  
  • Arts at the Old Fire Station                                                                                                                         
  • Oxford Hub                                                                                                                      
  • The Jericho Living Heritage Trust                                                                                                             
  • The Ark T Centre

The University of Oxford is pleased to have supported the following its Michaelmas 2017 meeting:                                                                                                   

  • Oxford Preservation Trust – Oxford Open Doors                            
  • Cowley Road Works – Cowley Road Carnival                                     
  • Oxford City Council – Christmas Light Festival                                   
  • Environmental Sustainability Team (Oxford City Council) – Oxford Green Week 2018   
  • Oxford International Womens Festival Committee                        
  • Quest For Learning                                                                                       
  • Rugby League Inspires CIC – schools' project

The University of Oxford is pleased to have supported the following its Hilary 2017 meeting:       

  • Viva Network
  • Agnes Smith Advice Centre (Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Support Scheme Ltd)
  • Arts at the Old Fire Station
  • Headington Action
  • Student Hubs
  • Wolvercote Young People's Club
  • Oxford Pride Group
  • Wood Farm Youth Centre
  • RSPB
  • Read Easy Blackbird Leys
  • Read for Good (Readathon)
  • Oxford Hindu Temple & Community Centre Project
  • Oxford Writers' House CIC
  • OxGrow
  • Friends of Hill End
  • Photography Oxford
  • Turkish Play Group
  • Guideposts Trust

Actors in a performanceThe Old Fire Station’s Hidden Spire event, supported by an Oxford University Community Grant

Oxford Open Doors and Oxford Christmas Lights have already benefited from a small community grant. The image at the top of the page is from Open Doors, an opportunity to experience some of treasures of Oxford, here children handle some of ancient musical instruments at the Bate Collection, September 2013.

The Ashmolean was host to live music late into the evening for the Xmas Light Festival, December 2013

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The Ashmolean was host to live music late into the evening for the Xmas Light Festival: December 2013. Credit: OU

A group learns how to play bells for Oxford’s Open Doors, September 2013

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A group learns how to play bells for Oxford’s Open Doors, September 2013

Dancers on the open stage in St. Giles for the Xmas Light Festival, December 2013

Dancers at St Giles Xmas Light FestivalDancers at St Giles Xmas Light Festival
Credit: OU