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These grants can be used for core costs, project or programme work within a series of defined themes. Please check the amounts, dates and criteria below carefully, as these vary by round.

*Please note that information about our grant-making for the rest of 2019 will be published on our website in February.*

If you are looking for a smaller grant for more modest expenses (up to £1,500), please see our Small and Vital Programme. For infrastructure funding (£10,000 to £50,000), please see our Step Change Fund.

Please note that before you start your application, you MUST download and read the full eligibility criteria from the bottom of this page.

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Projects we support - find them on GrantNav

Ark T Centre

The Ark T Centre is an arts project in East Oxford, and is situated in a high-risk area for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Ark T is an open and inclusive community, where people, art, and powerful ideas come together, using the transformative powers of creativity to change lives.


SOFEA alleviates multiple social problems: the need for jobs and training for disadvantaged young people; the demand for nutritious food for vulnerable people; and the danger of supplies from the food industry going to waste.

Good Food Oxford (GFO)

Good Food Oxford supports the existing work of many organisations in and around the city working to make our food system more nourishing, less wasteful and more sustainable.


Thrive offers activity clubs and mentoring for young people in two of Oxford’s most deprived areas – Blackbird Leys and Barton. Their clubs and activities are countering the effects of social exclusion.