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.
Didcot TRAIN works with young people who are at risk of educational failure, crime, child sexual exploitation, alcohol and substance abuse, and other risky behaviours. OCF funded their Young Leaders Programme, which turned the lives of a small cohort of young people around.
A new guide published by UK Community Foundations outlines a simple service for Local Authorities to unlock the potential of inactive assets that they may be currently managing, for the benefit of their communities.
The City Conversation is a coalition of people whose mission is “To ensure that nobody has to sleep rough on the streets of Oxford.” The steering group has now agreed a new partnership approach that will improve collaboration in working towards this goal.
Latest information published by the Office for National Statistics shows that the gap in life expectancy for men in different parts of Oxford city has increased by 11 years since 2007.
On Thursday 21st June, over 30 people from Oxfordshire’s charitable funding organisations got together to discuss priority areas for funding, and find out how new technological advances could help make the funding process more efficient.
On Wednesday over 100 people attended the launch of the new Age Friendly Banbury partnership at Banbury Town Hall. They were invited to share their views and ideas about what the town is like as a place to grow old – and gave overwhelming support for the project.
Small local charities across the Thames Valley have received almost £5 million from four community foundations following a record-breaking year.