Oxford is celebrating one year since the new Westgate shopping centre opened in 2017. The charitable fund established to mark the opening has since made nearly £14,000 in grants to projects in the city.
Funding of £5,000 has been awarded as part of OCF’s first ever incremental grants round administered through online matching platform The Good Exchange.
We are helping to allocate funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to charitable projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
OCF’s accounts show that the organisation continues to thrive, with over £1 million in voluntary income and £1.2 million made in grants during the financial year 2017-18.
The Age Friendly Banbury partnership is collecting feedback from local people about what it is like to grow old in the town. The consultation results will be used to create a proposal for some tangible initiatives to make Banbury more age friendly, with significant funding on the table.
With the opening of our Education and Skills grants round this week, OCF is continuing to adopt a more intelligent and granular approach to grant-making. The round’s priorities are informed by needs and trends data provided by OCSI’s Local Insight tool.
A new guide published by UK Community Foundations outlines a simple service for Local Authorities to unlock the potential of inactive assets that they may be currently managing, for the benefit of their communities.
Small local charities across the Thames Valley have received almost £5 million from four community foundations following a record-breaking year.
The fifth annual Business in Oxford conference on Wednesday was a celebration of collaboration and economic prosperity – whilst also acknowledging the challenges that are holding the county back.
Kate Fyson was elected to the OCF trustee board last week, and brings extensive experience in finance and high-level planning that will help us fulfil our ambitions over the coming years.