Community groups across West Oxfordshire could be in line for a £500 cash boost.

Applications are being sought for funding from the District Council’s Community Activities Grant with the criteria significantly broadened this year to include not just arts and heritage projects but any type of activity which brings people together.

Organisers are looking for community groups wishing to develop arts, heritage or community-based projects in West Oxfordshire which contribute to the health and wellbeing of residents and quality of community life. A total of £11,000 is available for the 2019 awards with grants ranging between £100 and £500.

Last year a wide range of organisations benefited from funding ranging from the Charlbury Riverside Festival to the Combe Mill Society.

For more details and an application form, see or call or call 01993 861080.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on 20 May with applications to be made to the Woodgreen Council offices.