Please join us at Marmalade, a week of discussions and events happening in Oxford from 5–9 April 2022. Marmalade is a platform for collaboration, focused on relationships, power and place.
On 21st February 2022, High Sheriff Imam Monawar Hussain MBE presented the awards to individuals, businesses and grassroots community organisations that are playing a key local role in tackling the climate crisis.
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.
We would like to wish you festive greetings, wherever you end up this Christmas! There is so much uncertainty again this year – but local charities remain utterly vital, so it is our privilege to celebrate them.
The pandemic has created additional isolation and loneliness for many sectors of the community, leading to further mental health issues for some. Projects funded will help with recovery from the adverse consequences of the pandemic and lockdowns, with grants totalling over £223,000 awarded to 48 organisations.
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.
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.
The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day, on Sunday 10th October, was mental health in an unequal world. With World Homeless Day also falling on the same date, local charities have partnered to highlight how the two issues overlap, and signpost people to the support available.