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."

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