OCF’s accounts show that the organisation continues to thrive, with over £1 million in voluntary income and £1.2 million made in grants during the financial year 2017-18.
The Age Friendly Banbury partnership is collecting feedback from local people about what it is like to grow old in the town. The consultation results will be used to create a proposal for some tangible initiatives to make Banbury more age friendly, with significant funding on the table.
The Government’s long awaited Civil Society Strategy was published last week. Community foundations inputted into the consultation, and the strategy sets out a positive relationship between charities, government and businesses.
With the opening of our Education and Skills grants round this week, OCF is continuing to adopt a more intelligent and granular approach to grant-making. The round’s priorities are informed by needs and trends data provided by OCSI’s Local Insight tool.
OCF’s much-loved trustee Jane Wates OBE steps down from the Board, having supported the community foundation consistently for the large part of our history. We are delighted that Jane has agreed to become a patron of OCF.