Hundreds of local causes continue to benefit from Anglian Water’s community funding as Anglian Water unlocks second half of £1 million funding pot to help communities battle second wave, with funding available to Oxfordshire charities.
A new round of grants of up to £5,000 to support COVID-19 response and recovery is now open for applications. Priority will be given to projects that are responding to the latest lockdown. Applications will be assessed and funds allocated on a rolling, weekly basis.
Our annual impact report argues that COVID-19 is creating a whole new world – and we must make sure it is one that we want to live in. This is why our work on the priorities identified long before the pandemic has never been more needed.
Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) is appealing to local residents, visitors and workers to help them ensure no-one has to sleep rough in our county in 2021 and beyond.
Around 60 donors and supporters gathered on Zoom for our first ever online Giving Tuesday event. They heard from philanthropists who have chosen to support OCF, such as Will and Fran Perrin, about the importance of giving locally, and discovered more about our COVID response and strategic programmes.
Every pound donated up to £30,000 will be doubled to help disadvantaged communities improve children’s school readiness with our match-funding initiative on The Good Exchange. The match starts on Giving Tuesday and runs for the next 10 months.
OCF is initiating a new collaborative project that will get more people online by refurbishing devices, unlocking more data and connectivity, and upskilling beneficiaries. The Project Manager role will kick off the initiative, starting with a six-month contract from January 2021.
The report, created using needs analysis tool Local Insight, shows that unemployment in Oxfordshire has increased by over two-and-a-half times since March, over 76,000 jobs across the county are at risk after furlough ends, and 11,717 children were in low-income families before the pandemic hit.
After the initial shock of lockdown, families taking part in OCF’s Growing Minds early years programme are adapting to the ‘new normal’: social distancing, fewer face-to-face services, and rapid acceleration in the development of online services.
As the fallout of the pandemic becomes apparent, we have made three large grants from our Community Resilience Fund that aim to help local communities recover stronger.