Open Data

We have released data on the grants we have awarded over the last three years.

What is open data?
Oxfordshire Community Foundation subscribes to the following definition of open data:

Open data are data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone
It is subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike
Open data are the building blocks of open knowledge
Open knowledge is what open data becomes when it’s useful, usable and used
Oxfordshire Community Foundation is committed to a strong community and voluntary sector in Oxfordshire. We believe that open data can assist with this ambition, through enabling transparency of our actions, in the form of open data.

Open Data for VCS organisations
Wondering what open data means for your organisation?

  Frequently Asked Questions about open data


When publishing data about our work, Oxfordshire Community Foundation has three main aims:

That our data are useful
We wish to publish data that bring value to those building a stronger community and voluntary sector.

That our data are meaningful
We wish to publish data that add to the ongoing dialogue and discussion about the sector.

That our data are accessible
We wish to publish data in an open and accessible way, and provide regular narrative and understanding to the stakeholders.
In this context, Oxfordshire Community Foundation aims to operate an open data policy that is robust and practical, leading to greater engagement in the issues faced by the community and voluntary sector in Oxfordshire.

Open Data Policy
Our Open Data Policy explains what open data is, why we are releasing the data, our goals, commitments, principles and practices, how you can use our open data and our Code of Conduct when using the data. 

  OCF open data policy

Data use Code of Conduct
Oxfordshire Community Foundation encourages others to access, use and discuss our open data. We strive towards a strong community and voluntary sector in Oxfordshire and more broadly across the UK, and value the contributions and insights that can be gleaned through use of data. 

  OCF Data use Code of Conduct

Data Sets

This data set is the history of our grants made over the last 3 financial years.  It is published to the 360 Giving Standard.

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