OCF awarded grants, totalling over £76,500 and supporting over 26,000 people, as part of a funding round aimed at combating loneliness and isolation in Oxfordshire.
OCF has now opened the next round in our Delivering Impact grants programme, which will focus on community friendship. We are seeking to award grants that bring people from different backgrounds together. We will invest up to £10k.
The Oxford Homeless Movement partnership, which currently brings together 35 different organisations working with homeless people, is looking at solutions for groups of people that existing services find it difficult to engage with, such as women.
Earlier this week OCF had a fantastically well attended and lively discussion about narrowing the disadvantage gap for children in their early years.
Research into ‘Technology in the Charitable Sector’ has found that hundreds of hours are wasted making unsuccessful grant applications, and that funders and charities are open to change.
OCF’s Community Integration Grants funded projects that nurture mutual understanding, trust and friendship between people of different ethnicities, ages or socio-economic backgrounds. At an event on Tuesday, all the charities funded came together to celebrate their work, alongside the donors who enabled the grants.
The Westgate Fund has been instrumental in Oxfordshire Community Foundation raising an unprecedented amount to help homeless people in Oxford over the 2018–19 Christmas period.
Tampon Tax funding reaches Oxfordshire as projects helping women and girls share £3.4 million of national grants
More than 400 local projects across the UK working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost from their local community foundation.
OCF’s festive appeal to help homeless people in the city has received a brilliant public response, with £38,000 raised for Oxford Poverty Action Trust (OxPAT), to be matched pound for pound by OCF.
We wish all of our supporters and partners a very Happy New Year! Before we launch into 2019, we thought we’d do a quick round-up of the top ten highlights of last year…