Emergency "Battle Fund" Grants

Banbury Town Council has allocated £20,000 to help local organisations to support the local community in the battle against the coronavirus and help residents of Banbury (up to a maximum of £500 per organisation).

Grant applications are to be completed and returned electronically to mark.hassall@banbury.gov.uk

Press Release (issued 27/03/2020)

Banbury Town Council is offering emergency ‘battle fund’ grants to help local groups support vulnerable residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

The council has set £20,000 aside for voluntary organisations operating in Banbury that need extra funds to support at-risk people during the current crisis.

The one-off grants will be up to £500 per good cause. They are for bona fide charities and constituted organisations – not for individuals
There is a simple application form and grants will be released via the BACS system and take a few days to reach the recipient’s bank account.

Leader of the council Kieron Mallon said: “We want this be as simple as possible because help groups providing essential assistance don’t want to be spending time filling in forms when they could be helping residents.  There is a brief form to complete and we’ll make a decision within a few hours of receipt.”

He added: “All across the town, support groups are helping townspeople and some organisations need extra funding as they face up to the challenge.
Our Battle Fund is designed to help them.”.

Note:  Banbury Town Council grants are for Banbury-based groups that operate for the benefit of Banbury residents.

Other Grants available: 

Cherwell District Council is also offering grants Councillor Priority Fund and Covid-19 grants for local businesses. 

Oxfordshire County Council are also offering grants, Councillor Priority Fund