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Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week: Small Grants programme

Updated: May 17, 2023

Thanks to funds from Oxfordshire County Council, The Big Give Trust, and CAG individual donors, we are able to support community groups around the county to put on events for Great Big Green Week.





The Oxfordshire Great Big Green Week small grants programme supports community groups to organise local events, activities and festivals during the Great Big Green Week 2023. These should engage the local community and celebrate action and progress being made on climate change.

We want to support activities and events that empower local groups to create new connections and raise awareness in order to support new people, local businesses and organisations to take climate action.


Types of Grants


A limited number of grants of £200 are available, up to the value of £5,000. Of this funding, we have £3,000 reserved for projects that create or enhance community connections to nature and thus, we encourage projects that support interactions with blue and green spaces, the natural environment, etc. We are thinking about ‘connections to nature’ in a very broad sense, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have an idea that you think might fit.


Your Event or Activity

As we have two pots of funding supporting these grants, some projects will also be required to:

  • Credit that it is ‘Supported by Oxfordshire County Council’

  • Incorporate logo and strapline of Climate Action Oxfordshire on publicity

  • Use #ClimateActionOxfordshire tag in any social activity

  • Share at least one photo of the event that can be used in future promotion of the event (with proper permissions already secured) by Oxfordshire County Council. OCC will provide appropriate credit.

You will be notified with your grant award if this applies to your project.


What We Can Fund:

  • Equipment

  • One-off events

  • Staff costs (if directly supporting your Great Big Green Week Activity)

  • Transport

  • Utilities

  • Volunteer expenses

  • Publicity e.g flyers, social media advertising


What We Cannot Fund:

  • Political organisations or events

  • Profit-making or fundraising activities

  • Contingency costs, loans, endowments or interest

  • VAT you can reclaim

  • Overseas travel or projects that take place outside of the UK

  • Small land or refurbishment projects

  • Training costs


Deadline

The deadline for grant applications is 23.59 on Sunday 21st May. We will aim to notify successful applicants by 26th May and grants will be paid into your organisation's bank account as soon as possible following confirmation.


Who Can Apply

  • Voluntary and community organisations

  • Constituted group or club

  • Registered charity

  • Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)

  • Not-for-profit company

  • Community interest company (CIC)

  • School (as long as your project benefits and involves the communities around the school & you have a safeguarding policy)

  • Community benefit society

Who We Cannot Accept Applications From

  • Individuals

  • Sole traders

  • Organisations based outside the UK

  • Companies that can pay profits to directors, shareholders or members (including Companies Limited by Shares)

  • Political organisations


How to apply


Please complete the short application form here and send to info@cagoxfordshire.org.uk by 11:59pm on Sunday, 21st May.


Download the Guidance and application form as a word doc here:


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Application Form_ Oxfordshire GBGW 23 Small grants programme (3)
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