Today OCF is opening two new grant funding opportunities: the COMF (Contain Outbreak Management Fund) grants from the county council; and Community Integration. Grants from £500 to £10,000 are available for running costs, project or capital expenses, or events.
OCF’s trustees took part in a workshop to strengthen our philanthropy development and donor care, run by OCF staff and kindly hosted by the University of Oxford’s Sociology Department.
Taking a more consultative approach to our grant-making is a key aim of 2022. In advance of our community integration grants round next month, we conducted a survey and workshop to listen to frontline organisations working with disadvantaged people.
The Didcot Powerhouse Fund, which is hosted by OCF, has confirmed that in its first year of grant-giving it has been able to make grants totalling £95,508 to 17 organisations, with grants ranging from £400 to £13,000.
OCF curated a panel session at the Marmalade social change conference on 7th April, bringing in different perspectives on the question of how to share power within grant-making structures and processes.
After working with partners to convene the Growing Minds partnership, which has supported 277 families in Berinsfield and Littlemore since its inception, OCF has passed the coordination of the project into the capable hands of our project partners.
At this webinar we will explore the impact of the cost of living crisis on those local communities that were already disadvantaged and struggling, and understand the priorities of local charitable organisations as they face this next challenge.
On Thursday 31st March, Imam Monawar Hussain ended his year as High Sheriff, which has been focused on celebrating Oxfordshire’s unsung heroes. He handed the role over to local businessman Mark Beard, who will raise money for charities that empower young people across the county.
Please join us at Marmalade, a week of discussions and events happening in Oxford from 5–9 April 2022. Marmalade is a platform for collaboration, focused on relationships, power and place.
High Sheriff Imam Monawar Hussain gathered locals and county dignitaries together at Mughlai Manor restaurant in Garsington on Sunday to plant a tree for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It was the chance to thank more Oxfordshire heroes who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic.