When Paul Thompson died of a sudden cardiac event, his wife and friend created a named fund in his memory that is used to fund life-saving defibrillators.
Charity Triage is service that helps local charities struggling with funding or governance.
Currently, due in part to the reduction of funding from local and national government, many charities are finding it hard to remain sustainable. There is concern that at first signs of financial difficulty, groups are wasting valuable time by not coming forward for help, but opting to hope that grant application success will come in time, as they fear that being honest might put applications at risk.
As infrastructure organisations, OCF, Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) and Charity Mentors are best placed and most likely to hear about charities facing difficulties in funding; finding trustees or volunteers; governance; or who require mentoring. We aim to identify those at risk more promptly and offer appropriate help through collaboration and the sharing of data between our three organisations, as well as bringing in the support of OCF grant assessors, councillors, other pro bono volunteers, the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants, and the charities themselves. This service is Charity Triage.