Oxford Community Impact Fund Small and Medium Grants 2023 (Round 3)


Small and Medium Grants 2023 Round 3 Application Form


Oxford Community Impact Fund: Small and Medium Grants Round 3 has £16,000 available.


All applicants will need to confirm how they meet the eligibility criteria on our website, in summary:

  • Not-for-profit organisations can apply for up to £5,000 per Medium Grant and £1,000 per Small Grant
  • Individuals can apply for up to £1,000 per Small Grant and cannot apply for Medium Grants
  • Individuals must be able to raise additional funding (the same amount applied for or greater) - up to a maximum of £1,000

Briefing sessions

We will be holding three optional briefing sessions to go through the application form and to answer any questions you may have. These are on the following dates and times, and you can register via the links below:

Should you require an alternative way of receiving the information, please let us know by email at grants@oxford.gov.uk.

What we are looking to achieve

We are looking for this grant programme to help deliver the following key interconnected priorities, in line with the Council's Strategy:

  • Support thriving communities
  • Enable an inclusive economy 
  • Pursue a zero carbon Oxford
  • Deliver more, affordable housing

How you want to respond to this and which aspects you want to focus on will be unique to you. It may be that you require project funding, capital funding or a contribution to your core costs. We want you to apply for what works best for you and your beneficiaries.

Your application will be assessed against the criteria set out on our website. We're most interested in the difference and impact you want to make. We intend our grants to deliver a wide programme of activity, catering for the needs of our diverse communities across the city. We will use the 'balance' criterion to help achieve that. Please refer to the FAQs on our website and email us at grants@oxford.gov.uk if you have any further questions.

Important points about filling in this online form

  • You can save progress as you go
  • You can find the user guide here
  • Technical support is available Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm, by clicking on the blue chat icon on the bottom right of the screen
  • Questions with a star - * - are compulsory and an answer is required for these

A Word version of this form is available so you can:

  • See the whole form in one document before you start to complete it online
  • Share with partners and colleagues more easily
  • Start to draft your answers

You should complete this online form to apply for a Small or Medium Grant. Please contact us at least one week before the deadline if this will not be possible for you for any reason.

Submitting your application

  • When you have completed the form and are happy with your answers, please click on the blue 'submit' button - if you are unable to submit, you may have missed out one or more required questions. All required questions must be completed as best as possible, or write 'N/A' if not applicable.
  • Upon successfully submitting your application, you will see an on-screen message confirming that your application has been received. You will not receive an automated email. If you have any concerns, please use the online chat function (available Mon-Fri, 10am to 6pm) at the bottom right of any Time to Spare webpage.
  • Your submitted application is automatically saved to your Time to Spare account and can be accessed any time.

If you need help

  • Please visit www.oxford.gov.uk/grants or contact us at grants@oxford.gov.uk
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Data protection

The data on this form will be used by Oxford City Council staff to assess grant applications and monitor grant awards. It will be stored on Time To Spare and Oxford City Council's networks to meet operational and legal requirements as per our privacy policies. We will not share your personal data with any third parties and will not use your information for marketing. We comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For full details about how we process and keep your data secure, please visit Oxford City Council and Time to Spare's privacy pages. Any data protection queries can be emailed to us at grants@oxford.gov.uk