In recognising the vital contribution that community and voluntary groups continue to make in the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, Supporting Communities Through COVID-19 is open to funding applications from small informal groups as well as established organisations. Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) and Community First Oxfordshire (CFO) are managing this grant scheme on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council.

You can apply for a maximum of £10,000 for community action projects and a maximum of £50,000 for collaborative, broad reach projects.


If you require any further guidance about completing the application form or ask any questions about this grant scheme please contact

Grant applications must be received by 10am, Friday 12 March 2021. Please return completed applications by email to

Please cascade to any groups that you think might be interested in your community.


Oxfordshire County Council has been allocated funding from the Department for Health and Social Care Containment Outbreak Management Fund to support measures to reduce COVID-19 outbreaks and the spread of infection. The County Council has agreed that some of this funding should be granted to grassroots organisations across Oxfordshire to enable them to deliver activities that will help to reduce COVID-19 outbreaks and the spread of infection. For example, supporting residents to self-isolate.