Charlbury Beer Festival

Without the magnificent fundraising by the Beer Festival, the school would simply be a much less stimulating environment for the children.

Headteacher Jane Holt


Over £225,000 of funds donated for good causes!

Charlbury Beer Festival was set up in 1998 to raise money for Charlbury Primary School. As we grew, year on year, we began to fund other good causes in the community as well.

In 2009 we set up Charlbury & Overseas Community Projects Ltd, a registered charity, allocating a proportion of our funds each year to a handpicked organistion helping children in the developing world.

From small beginnings, we now raise £20,000 a year to distribute to good causes. We are especially pleased to support good causes relating to youth activities in the town. Please note that we cannot fund projects retrospectively.


Please download the PDF grant application form relevant to your proposed grant. Please complete, scan and send as a soft (digital) copy only to:along with audited accounts and clear description inc. quotes and / or budget, of the grant required, as well as additional support information as per described in the document. The more relevant information we receive from you, the faster we can assess your grant application. Thank you.

Community grants

Overseas grants


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Charlbury Primary School remains our major beneficiary, but over the years we have also supported many other local organisations, clubs and groups.

Local beneficiaries
  • Adventure Plus
  • Ai Ai Ltd
  • Charlbury Arts Society
  • Charlbury Baby and Toddler Group
  • Charlbury Canoe Club
  • Charlbury Chronicle
  • Charlbury Corner House
  • Charlbury Cricket Club
  • Charlbury Day Centre
  • Charlbury Methodist Church
  • Charlbury Morris
  • Charlbury PCC
  • Charlbury Pre-School
  • Charlbury Primary School
  • Charlbury Scouts and Guides
  • Charlbury Tennis Club
  • Charlbury Town Youth Football Club
  • Charlbury Worldsong
  • Chipping Norton Allstars youth jazz band
  • Chipping Norton School
  • ChOC (Charlbury's Own Cinema)
  • FASD Trust
  • Friends of Charlbury Library
  • Friends of Wychwood
  • Little Wild Things
  • Nine Acres Management Committee
  • Oxfordshire Art Weeks
  • Oxfordshire Play Association
  • Riverside Festival
  • SHED Theatre
  • Station Garden Volunteers
  • Street Stage
  • Sustainable Charlbury
  • Sustrans North & West Oxon Rangers
  • The Charlbury Society
  • The Monday Blues
  • Thomas Gifford Trust
  • Voices Unlimited
  • Worldsong
  • Wychwayz Border Morris
  • Wychwood Graphics
Oversees beneficiaries
  • Cecily's Fund
  • Karm Marg
  • One Way School Zimbabwe
  • Phunzira
  • Special Effect
  • Y Care International
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