Oxfordshire CAB centres to receive £1m in council grants

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) centres in Oxfordshire are to receive grants totalling more than £1m to help them meet ongoing costs.

Existing centres in south Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District are set to merge in April.

Offices in Abingdon, Didcot, Thame, Wallingford and Henley-on-Thames will be retained and receive separate revenue grants from each local council.

South Oxfordshire will grant £662,480 with the Vale £414,852 over four years.

Tom Fox, Thame CAB manager, said: "As independent charities, we rely entirely on local donations.

"At a time when many families are struggling to make ends meet, this commitment to the voluntary sector ensures limited resources are being targeted at those who are in the greatest need.

"Without this financial help, CABs would be forced to drastically reduce their services."

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford



27 °C 16 °C


  • Shinji Mikamo's father's watchTime peace

    The story of the watch that survived Hiroshima

  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence

  • Elephant Diaries - BBCGoing wild

    Wildlife film-makers reveal the tricks of the trade

  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet

  • A woman dining aloneTable for one

    The restaurants that love solo diners

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.