Support for heritage projects
West Oxfordshire District Council has awarded grants totalling £5,000 towards the development of heritage opportunities in the District.
The Council is giving Heritage Grants between £100 and £500 to 13 organisations, museums and local history groups to support projects that benefit communities in West Oxfordshire.
Organisations to receive grants include:
Bampton Community Archive & Study Centre
Bartons History Group
Carterton Womens' Institute
Chipping Norton Museum of Local History
Cogges Manor Farm Museum
Combe Mill Society
Minster Lovell Heritage Centre
North Leigh History Group
Oxford Bus Museum Trust
Standlake and District Historical Society
Wychwoods Local History Society
Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism, said: "Applicants had to demonstrate that the grants would help projects that are accessible to all sectors of the community, so the awards are as far-reaching as possible. There are some extremely worthwhile projects going on in West Oxfordshire to promote and preserve its heritage, and the Council is pleased to give this support."
Details of Heritage Grants available in 2008/9 will be announced early year next year. Visit the Council's website, www.westoxon.gov.uk/heritagegrants, for further details or call Leisure and Tourism on 01993 861080.
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