These are extraordinary times calling for extraordinary responses, and OCF’s priority is to act swiftly yet responsibly to ensure the support, sustainability and development of Oxfordshire’s community infrastructure. We have therefore launched a new fund to help community and voluntary organisations meet the new needs and challenges created by the Coronavirus.
OCF’s new Community Resilience Fund has been kick-started with an inspiring direct donation from the Indigo Trust, and we are also distributing money raised by the National Emergencies Trust in Oxfordshire. OCF is appealing for donations to help us help charities respond better and recover stronger from this crisis.
Grant applications are now open and grants are typically being paid within one week of an application being made. For a list of grants paid to date, please download our weekly update report below.
Each week we are hosting a Zoom webinar aimed at charities and community groups responding to the crisis. Here we give updates and answer questions about the fund, host presentations on useful topics such as furloughing and data security, and invite charity leaders to present a case study on the work enabled by the Community Resilience Fund. A recording of the latest webinar can be found on this page, and the Zoom login details are on our home page.