At a ceremony at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday, local businessman Richard Venables was sworn in as the 2018-19 High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, replacing Jane Cranston. During his year he will run a series of sporting challenges for businesses.
Over 100 people took part in a symposium at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College yesterday to understand more about how businesses can support the community by sharing time, talent and skills – and boost staff leadership potential at the same time.
OCF’s board receives a new boost as David brings a huge amount of strategic, financial and governance experience to the charity, with a long and impressive career as a Civil Servant under his belt.
OCF is seeking donations to its High Sheriff’s Community Integration fund, which brings together people from different backgrounds, builds mutual understanding and encourages a sense of belonging to the wider community.
In preparation for new data protection regulations that are coming into force in May, we have been reviewing the data we hold about our donors, supporters, partners and grant applicants, and updating our data policies and processes.
OCF’s latest round of grant funding will help 12 different charitable organisations carrying out hard-hitting work that prevents crime, or deals with the fall-out of criminal activity for families.
This Saturday is international Open Data Day. Open data helps to build the bigger picture of who, where and what is being funded in the UK, and OCF has been a key contributor since 2013.
After piloting the Ambition programme, which was intended to explore more substantial support to leading charities, OCF has developed the idea based on feedback. We are now committed to operating a small number of strategic programmes to research priority causes, engage key stakeholders and fund solutions.
Our Step Change Fund has just awarded a total of £146,690 to three local charitable organisations that are leading the way in their fields. The grants will support infrastructure developments that will create radical improvements to the groups’ ability to address social problems such as poor mental health and homelessness.
OCF will host a morning symposium to help businesses understand how to share the time, talent and skills of their employees with the charity sector. It will take place Tuesday 10th April 2018 at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre.