Funded projects

Get inspired by some of the projects we have funded so far. Click on each image to find out more about the project.

Workshop Equipment
Workshop EquipmentOxford Oak - Long Wittenham
Oxford Oak makes bespoke outdoor furniture and was awarded a grant for new workshop equipment. It has provided a crucial stepping stone for the micro-business to expand and take on another member of staff.
Food Van
Food VanLuscious Lamb - Kirtlington
Farmers Clare and Rupert received a grant to buy a bespoke food trailer from which they will sell their own reared lamb in delicious dishes. This will help their small sheep business to become more sustainable and create a number of jobs.
Cheese Processing Equipment
Cheese Processing EquipmentNorton and Yarrow - Little Wittenham
Norton and Yarrow have only been making goats cheese since 2015 but have already won awards! They have received a grant to install a cheese making facility on the farm where they keep their goats. This will double their current capacity, create a new product and create a number of jobs.
Firewood Processing Equipment
Firewood Processing EquipmentFarm Firewood - Stoke Lyne
Farmers Robert and Julie were awarded a grant towards new equipment to process firewood from their own woodlands. This will add a new income stream to the farm as well as help support sustainable management of the woodlands.
Forestry Yard
Forestry YardSylva Foundation - Long Wittenham
Sylva Foundation were awarded a grant to build a forestry yard. The environmental charity works across Britain to care for forests, ensuring they thrive for people and for nature. The yard opened in January 2018 and is helping a forestry contractor to expand their business as well as encourage wood to be processed locally.
Barn Conversion Holiday Lets
Barn Conversion Holiday LetsRectory Farm, Stanton St John
A grant was awarded to convert a redundant farm building into high quality holiday accommodation. It will bring tourists to the village, benefiting not just the farm but other businesses in the village such as the two pubs and shop.
Community Room
Community RoomThame Town Cricket Club
TTCC have been awarded a grant towards the costs of a new 100m sq function room which will be available for the community to use. It will raise extra income to support the club and provide a much needed space for local groups such as a Day Centre. It will create a number of part-time jobs to manage the facility.
Farm Shop
Farm ShopRectory Farm - Waterperry
Farmers William and Lois have been given a grant towards the building for a new farm shop where they will sell their own beef and lamb produce as well as other locally sourced products. This will add value to their meat and help to support the sustainability of the farm. The shop is now open and four new jobs have been created.
Sheep Handling Equipment
Sheep Handling EquipmentManor Farm - Steeple Aston
A grant was awarded to farmers Sam & Charlotte towards the purchase of a fully-automated mobile sheep handling system. The new equipment will enable the sheep enterprise to become more efficient and improve animal welfare. This will reduce costs of the business and free up time to expand the flock, creating further employment.
Fertiliser Spreader
Fertiliser SpreaderRJR Contracting, Tetsworth
RJR Contracting, a farm contracting business, were awarded a grant towards a variable rate and GPS guided fertiliser spreader. This will increase productivity for the business as well as for the farmers. The environmental benefits include improved soil structure and less fertiliser being used. It will also maintain a source of income and employment throughout the year.

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