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At OCF, we could not even entertain our ambitions as a leading support organisation for the charitable sector without the help of other organisations. We are connected with many networks, and can continually do more by working in partnership, rather than by significantly expanding our staff team.

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UK Community Foundations (UKCF) is the umbrella organisation for all community foundations. They have quality accredited Oxfordshire Community Foundation to standards endorsed by the Charity Commission, and provide advice and support. They work to deliver UK-wide fundraising and grant-making programmes through community foundations.

Visit the UKCF website

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The Good Exchange is an online platform that enables the auto-matching of grant applications to a funder’s specific grant-giving criteria. In 2017, OCF started working with The Good Exchange to help charities access more support by sharing relevant applications we receive with other funders on The Good Exchange platform.

Find out more about our relationship with The Good Exchange

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Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) supports Oxfordshire’s voluntary and charitable sector with development and funding advice, information and training. They often advise groups to apply to us for funding, support them in making their grant applications. They also work with OCF to support employee volunteering and our Charity Triage service.

Visit the OCVA website

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OCF’s capital funds are invested through CCLA and Brompton Asset Management. CCLA is the investment fund manager for any donations allocated to our Community First Endowment Match Challenge, which has enabled us to add 50p for every £1 invested.

Visit the CCLA website

Visit the Brompton website

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Charity Mentors provides a free mentoring service to benefit local charitable organisations. A small team of experienced mentors, who have all been in the position of running organisations, use their skill to help charity leaders analyse current strategic challenges, and weigh up options for the best way forward. OCF works with Charity Mentors on our Charity Triage initiative.

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In 2016 OCF became the first community foundation in the UK to publish open data about our grant-making on 360 Giving. This online platform provides a consistent standard for data publication, and helps people to understand and use the data in order to support decision-making and learning across the charitable giving sector.

See our Open Data Policy

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NEXUS is a new partnership programme which connects businesses with charities, social enterprises and start-ups. They signpost information and host events to facilitate introductions and sharing experiences. They enable members to collaborate, learn and grow as part of a like-minded community.

Read about OCF and NEXUS

Go to the NEXUS website 

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Through Mapping – Supporting – Coordinating – Simplifying – Oxfordshire All In’s mission is simple: to help support a joined up approach to Covid-19 across the county that is effective, efficient, resilient, and which reaches the most isolated and vulnerable.

They are building a sophisticated tool for individuals, volunteer groups, community organisations and public bodies alike in the Oxfordshire response to Covid-19.

OCF is a key partner and supporter of Oxfordshire All In.

Visit the Oxfordshire All In website

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The Charity Commission regulates and registers charities in England and Wales. The Charity Commission acknowledges that community foundations have a reputation for the effective management of charitable funds in order to maximise their impact at local level. It encourages working with them as an alternative to setting up a new charity or continuing with a dormant or ineffective trust fund.

Read the latest guidance for the sector from the Charity Commission on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The following people and organisations also deserve a mention for the time, advice, services and skills they provide us:

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