Voluntary and community organisations in South Oxfordshire will soon be able to apply for up to £75,000 in funding for projects that help to improve people’s quality of life.

The money will be provided through the 2024/25 round of South Oxfordshire District Council’s Capital Grant Scheme which will open to applicants on July 8.

There is a total budget of £320,000, 15 per cent of which will be reserved for smaller projects.

Up to £75,000 is available to eligible organisationsUp to £75,000 is available to eligible organisations (Image: Norasit Kaewsai)

Eligible organisations can request a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £75,000, covering no more than half their project's total costs.

These organisations are town and parish councils, non-profit businesses and community interest companies, and community-based organisations.

The minimum overall cost of the project must be at least £10,000.

The funds are to be used primarily on capital expenditure, which may include making improvements to buildings or play areas.

Applicants must demonstrate how their projects will enhance South Oxfordshire residents' quality of life.

Projects could range from those promoting economic and community wellbeing to those providing infrastructure that meets the area's needs.

They could also protect and restore the natural world or take action on the climate emergency.

The Capital Grant Scheme will accept applications online via the council’s website until midday on September 2.

Full guidance is provided online to help applicants submit the best possible applications.