Oxford,
09
October
2017
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18:20
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Oxford organisations to benefit from £50,000 of grant funding

Families, the arts and community transport schemes will be among those to benefit after county councillors in Oxford decided how to spend their £50,000 of community funding.

Councillors in each of Oxfordshire’s different localities have £50,000 to allocate locally at their discretion and Oxford city’s elected representatives at County Hall have chosen five organisations to benefit from their fund.

  • Donnington Doorstep – Extension of the lunch service and Family Support Service – £4,583 (fully fund)

  • Citizens Advice Bureau - Extension of the CAB Home Visiting Service (fuel poverty) - £7,397 (fully fund)

  • The ARK-T Centre – Youth-led disability arts ROAR festival - £5,599 (fully fund)

  • Thrive – Increased capacity of the Thrive mentoring scheme - £6,236 (fully fund)

  • Aspire Oxfordshire – Community transport service for vulnerable residents in Oxford City - £26,185

Councillor Susanna Pressel, Chair of the Oxford Locality at Oxfordshire County Council, said: “All the organisations selected are very worthy of the finance that has been allocated to them and we are delighted to be able to provide some funding to help them with their excellent work. We look forward to seeing local people reap the benefits .”

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