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.
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 awards over £47,000 to local community and voluntary organisations from the Arts Council’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund
OCF is delighted to have awarded eight grants totalling £47,977 to local voluntary and community organisations from Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.
New annual grants round from The Didcot Powerhouse Fund opens with 2022 theme of Supporting Children, Young People and Families
OCF is delighted to announce a brand new annual grants round from The Didcot Powerhouse Fund. Grants between £1,000 and £25,000 are available. Applications are open for initial Expression of Interest until Thursday 17 February.
OCF is very pleased to be running a healthy hearts grants round. This funding, made available from Oxfordshire County Council, Public Health, aims to improve or maintain cardiovascular health, including raising awareness, increasing knowledge of the issues, and promoting positive behaviour, such as increased physical activity and reduced smoking. Grants between £2,000 and £25,000 are available.
OCF is delighted to be one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. This £5 million programme will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
OCF to distribute Arts Council England fund helping communities celebrate Platinum Jubilee through culture and creativity
OCF will be one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. The programme will support local community and voluntary organisations to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
The Didcot Powerhouse Fund aims to tackle inequality and deprivation within the Garden Town Area of Influence in Didcot. It was founded by Didcot First, key local employers, professionals and volunteers. Together they want to ensure Didcot becomes a more inclusive and sustainable community by attracting funding from a wide range of sources. The Fund was officially launched at an event on the 10th November.
Evidence shows that COVID-19 has a greater impact on black and brown people in terms of fatality, financial losses and other social impacts. A new collective of BAME-led charitable organisations in the county is arguing for more philanthropic investment in grassroots activity serving these communities.
Amanda Ponsonby celebrates a year as High Sheriff with awards to community groups across Oxfordshire
As she reaches the end of her year as High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Amanda has been touring the county presenting awards to the many grassroots community groups and charities she has met since April 2020. Despite the pandemic, Amanda has succeeded in raising awareness and funds for a huge number of causes, and used her awards as a chance to recognise the hard work and dedication of the voluntary sector.