A share of £750,000 of funding for amenities in South Oxfordshire is available to town and parish councils and community groups in the region.

Available through the Community Infrastructure Levy Pilot Grant Fund, this financial boost ranges from £75,000 to £250,000 per project.

It is designed to support new or expanded community assets, be it community centres, sports and cultural facilities, open spaces, play areas, and more.

This fund is a direct response to the need for better infrastructural developments due to the thriving neighbourhoods in the region.

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The grant is a new initiative for South Oxfordshire District Council and is financed by payments from developers who build new homes in the district, via the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Councillor Pieter-Paul Barker, cabinet member for finance and property assets, said: "We’re committed to providing infrastructure that meets local needs and fosters connected and inclusive communities, which is why we’re excited to launch this new pilot programme to invest more funding into our communities.

“This programme builds on our existing community grants and uses CIL funding we collect from developers to directly invest in projects that benefit growing neighbourhoods."

Projects are required to provide new or expanded physical infrastructure, and weight will be given to those with elements of sustainability, inclusivity and environmental considerations.

Expression of interest is currently open until 5pm on April 5.