Do you have a particular project or event which would benefit from additional funds or equipment that you would like to purchase?
Witney Town Council awards discretionary grants to local community organisations working within the town to assist them with what they do, help fund the purchase of new equipment or help with a particular event or activity. It also considers discretionary subsidised hire requests for the letting of its venues.
Applications for discretionary grant funding or subsidised use of recreation grounds or public halls are considered by the council Policy, Governance & Finance Committee. A copy of the criteria that applications are judged on is available in the Grant Policy 2021-22
To apply please complete and return the Grant Application Form 2021-22
The information for grants awarded in 2020/21 is as follows:
Witney Town Band £50
Volunteer Link Up £500
Witney Music Society £50
Citizens Advice Bureau £2,000
Oxfordshire Play Association £1,000
£500 of match funding is pledged to the Scouts.
The Mayor also received £325 towards 2 x bookings of the Corn Exchange for fundraisers and functions.
The information for grants awarded in 2021/22 is as follows:
£994.31 – 2120 (Witney) Squadron R.A.F Air Cadets towards life-saving equipment
£500.00 – Rotary Club of Witney towards Witney Colour Run
£385.00 – Witney Parkrun towards a portable defibrillator
£2310.00 – Witney Day Centre towards a community shed project
£2079.00 – Witney Mills Cricket Club towards a new pitch lawnmower
£500.00 – Witney Town Band towards attendance at Town Council events
Subsidised Letting Grants
£165.00 – Royal British Legion towards hire of the Corn Exchange
£162.50 – Circus Ginnett towards hire of The Leys (on Charity Collection day only)
provides financial support for the schools of Witney and surrounding communities to enable all students to enjoy the full range of activities offered by each school. WEF also provides grants for families in need, to assist with the cost of extra-curricular activities, educational visits, school clothing and other essential items.