WOCA makes grants to several local groups to help meet their costs. This can be in the form of small direct payments, or subsidised rates for room hire. Applications for direct support  should be made to the committee, stating how the grant will be spent, and how it will benefit the community. Applications will be assessed on how they promote WOCA's current priorities in line with its overall aims of improving social welfare, education, recreation and leisure in the locality.

Small Direct Payments

WOCA can occasionally offer groups financial support with getting particular projects off the ground that meet local need. Just download, complete and return the application form at the bottom of this page to [email protected] 

Subsidised Room Use

  • Start Ups
  • WOCA offers a supported start up package for members who want to start a new group with little or no money. You can apply using this form Subsidised_Room_Use_Application_Form.doc
    To qualify for the WOCA supported start up package, the group must:
    - make use of their free room in the centre no more than once a week or 50 hours a year
    - be led by a fully paid up member of WOCA
  • Existing Groups
    If an existing group wants another grant from WOCA to cover the cost of their room use, they can re-apply using this form Subsidy_Review_Form.docx

Current Grant Recipients include:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Community Glue
Happy Place (Oxfordshire Older Chinese People Centre)
Gentle Moves Exercise Class
Let's Sing
Messy Play
Narcotics Anonymous
Oxford City Shotokan Karate Club
Oxford Tamil Organisation
Overeaters Anonymous
Parent and Toddler
Pilates with Andrea
Tae Kwon Do
Tai Chi Qi Gong
West Oxford Academy
West Oxford Basketball Club
West Oxford Table Tennis Club
Woodcraft Folk
Wox Vox
Yellow Submarine

Further information about applying can be found here:

Subsidised Room Use Application Guidance

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