With the continued lockdown, we wanted to update you on how we have adapted and what OCF and its partners have learnt in the last 12 weeks. From awarding over £500k in grants, to housing the homeless, to working and (lunching!) virtually and Zoom becoming a verb (and not just a great song!) Read on to catch up on our journey since March..
Two projects, supported by funds raised through Oxford Homeless Movement, are aiming to help homeless and vulnerably housed people transition successfully from emergency Covid-19 accommodation to an independent life in their own self-supported housing.
Aspire Oxfordshire is an employment charity and social enterprise, supporting vulnerable and marginalised people to address their unique housing and employment needs. They provide specialist long-term and person-centred support, guiding their beneficiaries to build upon their skills and self-confidence.
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Amanda Ponsonby, is hosting the OCF webinar at 2pm on Wednesday 13th May with a selection of community groups.
OCF statement in response to #CharitySoWhite’s calls for funders to ensure equitable distribution during Covid-19.
Oxford University shows its support for OCF with a cyber security presentation at a recent webinar and by providing community support and funding.
Lady Sylvia Jay, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2019 /20 distributed funds raised during her year as a last official act. Meanwhile, the new High Sheriff Amanda Ponsonby had her swearing in ‘ceremony’ in her kitchen!
OCF launches Community Resilience Fund – we are now taking donations to our new fund! This will incorporate the National Emergencies Trust fund announced yesterday.
The National Emergencies Trust has launched an appeal for funds to help local charities. Some of the funds will be distributed through local Community Foundations.
OCF covid-19 response. A statement of reassurance from our CEO, Jayne Woodley as at 6pm 17th March.