Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities. They make a daily difference to millions of people. That’s why community foundations across the UK are proud to announce, on Local Charities Day, that collectively we have distributed ONE BILLION POUNDS to local charities.
OCF was privileged to welcome Helen Stephenson, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission, to Oxford this week. Her visit was a chance to meet some of the charities OCF has funded, and collect feedback from the ground on the Commission’s role.
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Jane Cranston took the opportunity to showcase the work of the voluntary sector and criminal justice system at her event last night at St Helen and St Katharine School in Abingdon.
OCF has just opened our next round of Delivering Impact grant funding. We are particularly seeking applications from groups that are working to reduce the affect of crime on children and families.
Barton and Blackbird Leys based charity Thrive develops young people to bring hope and lasting change to disadvantaged communities. Their annual Young Achievers Dinner and awards was a testament to the power of investing in young people.
The report is published by The Good Exchange and investigates how technology can help the charitable sector overcome key modern-day challenges – in particular the changes to government funding and the increasing demand for the services provided by charities.
OCF has just opened the next round in our Delivering Impact grants programme, which will focus on alleviating poverty. We are seeking applications from groups working with the most deprived people in the county, such as homeless people, and will invest up to £10k.
Comic Relief and UK community foundations launch new £2 million running costs funding for small community groups
Today Comic Relief and community foundations across the UK announce a new £2 million investment into supporting small, community-led organisations, which will play a vital role supporting people to make positive changes in their lives and their local communities.
OCF is seeking applications to the High Sheriff’s Community Integration Awards. The awards are grants of up to £5,000, given for work that brings together communities usually divided by ethnicity, age or social background.
The Good Exchange is an online platform that enables the auto-matching of grant applications to a funder’s specific grant giving criteria. Starting with a focus on homelessness, applications to OCF’s grants programmes will soon be automatically shared with other funders on The Good Exchange.