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For more than two decades the designer shopping outlet has worked to support local projects and activities such as sponsoring schools, charities and sports teams.
The new funding launched this month provides further opportunities to work with other charities, not for profit organisations, social enterprises or community groups.
It also hopes to help projects which improve the lives of young people by breaking down barriers to employment, plus those activities that promote active lifestyles.
The 22,000 funding was announced in October when about 30 new boutiques were opened as part of the Bicester Village expansion,
22 years on from the centre opening.
At the time Bicester town mayor Les Sibley said: “I am sure we can all agree Bicester Village over the past two decades has made a considerable contribution to the community of Bicester with employment opportunities and apprenticeships.
“The village’s support and sponsorship for local schools, charities and other organisations is both well established and much appreciated.”
The new Bicester Village expansion brought with it 450 new jobs, which means the total number of people employed at the designer outlet is about 4,000.
Applicants can bid for between 1,000 to 4,000 worth of funding from the Make a Difference fund and must be not for profit organisations based in Bicester (including Launton).