Imam Monawar Hussain in his High Sheriff attire

Imam Monawar Hussain MBE is sworn in as High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, with a focus on COVID heroes

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. 

OHM Project Manager Yvonne Pinner accepts a High Sheriff Award from Amanda Ponsonby

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. 

Delivering better futures with Made By Sport as ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund launches

Made By Sport officially launches its ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund to coincide with the date that sports clubs can begin to meet outdoors again. UK Community Foundations have teamed up with Made By Sport to offer local sports clubs and organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant which can help support young people as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown. 

Oxfordshire Leadership Programme research

Help shape a new leadership development programme for the Oxfordshire voluntary and community sector 

Your valuable input is needed to help shape a new leadership development programme for the Oxfordshire voluntary and community sector.  The Oxfordshire voluntary and community sector has responded brilliantly to the challenges faced over the past year. Yet this has also placed significant pressure on those stepping forward who themselves need and deserve support.

Make sure our community is counted in Census 2021

Households across Oxfordshire will be asked to take part in Census 2021 this spring. Census Day is Sunday 21 March 2021. By taking part and encouraging others to take part,  you can help inform decisions on services that shape our community, such as healthcare, education and transport. The census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years, giving us the most detailed information we have about our society.