Warm Welcome Grants
Published: 08 December 2022
Grants to help local communities, clubs and other organisations provide warm spaces this winter are available from Banbury Town Council.
Warm places are welcome havens for residents who struggle with heating bills and need somewhere to go to avoid being cold at home.
The council’s grants scheme offers up to £500 to enable charities and other groups maintain warm spots in parts of the town where they are most needed.
The grants are aimed at organisations that already run daily or weekly meetings such as coffee mornings, activity sessions etc so that they can open more often or extend their current opening hours to provide warmth for longer.
Leader of the town council Kieron Mallon said: “We are inviting organisations to apply to our small grants scheme so they can run warm spaces that can be publicly advertised regarding location, opening times and accessibility – particularly during extreme cold periods.
He said: “Warm spaces will be used and very much appreciated by people who can’t afford to have their home heating on all day, every day. Our grants are easy to apply for – just log on to the town council website or call in at the town hall.”
Oxfordshire County Council has made its libraries available as warm welcome spots, and Cherwell District Council is working with local partners to provide spaces where residents can enjoy warmth and meet people.
A map produced in collaboration with Cherwell District Council showing all of the town’s warm spaces can be seen at the town hall or click here
For more information on our Warm Welcome Grants please click here.