THE NATIONAL COMMUNTIY LOTTERY FUND, has distributed almost £5.6 million to charities and community groups in North Oxfordshire over the last five years.


Speaking about the fund, Victoria Prentis MP said: “I want to encourage anybody in North Oxfordshire with a great idea for a community project to think about National Lottery funding too.


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“Last year, over 40% of organisations that received a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund were awarded funding for the first time. The funding our community groups have already received has gone a long way in supporting local people and communities in our area to thrive.”


She added: “Adoption UK, who I visited back in the summer following the launch of the National Adoption Strategy, received £3.7 million towards a UK-wide programme to support healthy child development and family wellbeing in adoptive families.


“Elsewhere, The Thomas Franks Foundation received a £10,000 National Lottery grant to distribute hot, nutritional meals to carers and the people they care for. Also, Banbury Rugby Football Club was awarded £10,000 to deliver a young person’s disability rugby project in schools across the community.”


To find out more about the different types of grants available, visit the National Lottery website at



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