GROUPS, organisations and charities are being urged to apply for a slice of funding from a town council.

Bicester Town Council has launched its annual Grant Aid Scheme giving local organisations an opportunity to apply for funds of up to £500, and in some cases £1,000.

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Grants are available for projects from community, voluntary and charitable groups who provide a service which benefits Bicester residents.

This year’s scheme opened on Monday and the deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 11, with decisions made by the end of April.

It is hoped cheques will be presented to groups at a ceremony as part of the Mayor-making celebration in May.

Council leader councillor Richard Mould said: “The Grant Aid Scheme is a Bicester Town Council initiative that enables us to give something back to the hard-working groups and charities operating in the town.

“If you have a project that you need financial help with, I would urge you to apply for funding. We usually give grants up to £500 but in some cases funding can be up to £1,000.

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“We recognise how difficult the past few years have been for our many of our volunteer groups and charities and hope this scheme will go some way to help support current and future projects.”

To find out more about the Grant Aid Scheme or submit an application go to

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