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Community groups urged to apply for council grants

Community and parish groups in West Oxfordshire can apply for funding towards creative or heritage activities including those related to celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Council’s Communities Activities Grant is open for applications and groups can submit requests for grants of up to £500.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer an arts and heritage grant scheme to local groups throughout West Oxfordshire to help them to promote and preserve local opportunities.”

“2012 is a very special year with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics and we also welcome any applications that relate to these events.”

Last year over £12,000 was shared out to 19 groups that provided a range of activities across the district.

Groups that benefited from the grants included the Witney Music Society, Charlbury Museum, The Buttercross Art Society and Barton History Group.

The deadline for applications is 2 April and groups looking to apply for the grant can download an application form by visiting: www.westoxon.gov.uk/activitiesgrant

Posted : 02/03/2012 11:51:26

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