K5 Better Together

Cherwell District Council

K5 Better Together

K5 Better Together is the wellbeing programme for Kidlington and the surrounding villages (OX5) developed by Cherwell District Council's Healthy Place shaping team, focussing on the mental and physical health of residents.

C herwell District Council's Sport and Leisure team have developed two programmes that offer support: -

Move Together — we understand the difficulties that affect many of us being active and the uncertainty about how to get started. Many of us are anxious, nervous or have long-term health conditions and require support.
The Move Together team are here to help and support you to move more! Move Together is a free service with the team offering support to signpost to local activities such as half price leisure centre entry, health walks, and where there are gaps provide opportunities. To sign up and get more information click on the link here.

You Move is a new programme for Oxfordshire and is here to provide free or low-cost activities for families across the county. If your child or children are in receipt of benefits related free school meals, then we have a fantastic range of activities to enjoy together, including weekends and school holidays. To sign up and for more information click on the link here.

As winter approaches and the cost of living rises, people are worried about how they will afford to heat their home. Visit your local library to find out more information on where your local community warm spaces are – a warm place to go to work, relax or read throughout winter.

Spark Funding

Are you are involved in a voluntary sector group in Kidlington providing activities or support that enrich your community?

If so, then you could consider applying for SPARK Funding — a dedicated grant to ignite bright ideas and help make things happen.

SPARK funding is designed to support grassroots (not-for-profit) organisations to try something new or to extend their current activity to a wider group, broadening an existing range of activities to try something not regarded as 'business as usual'. 

Projects must encourage active participation from residents and seek to make communities more connected. Through SPARK funding, Cherwell District Council, is offering grants of up to £1,000 to support programmes of work in Kidlington and several surrounding villages. 

Projects must satisfy one or more of the SPARK funding priorities:—

  • Bringing new uses to or improving the town centre as the vibrant heart of Kidlington
  • Supporting the greater understanding of the heritage of Kidlington and surrounding villages
  • Improving opportunities for walking and cycling within Kidlington
  • Improving access to green spaces and opportunities for food growing or enhancing green spaces or biodiversity
  • Increasing opportunities for participation and reducing social isolation
  • Improved health and wellbeing for residents

Any activity that is supported needs to be accessible to all and to bring communities together. 

For all the latest on our well-being partnership, local events, and news, follow us on Facebook @K5BetterTogether or you can email us at healthyplaceshaping@cherwell-dc.gov.uk