The City Conversation on Rough Sleeping began with an event in November that brought together over 100 stakeholders to form a shared approach to combatting homelessness. Now a steering group and OCF project manager are taking the initiative forward.
OCF is at the heart of a new Banbury partnership that has received seed funding from the Placed Based Social Action programme, initiated by the Big Lottery Fund and Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).
OCF’s latest round of grant funding will help 12 different charitable organisations carrying out hard-hitting work that prevents crime, or deals with the fall-out of criminal activity for families.
This Saturday is international Open Data Day. Open data helps to build the bigger picture of who, where and what is being funded in the UK, and OCF has been a key contributor since 2013.
After piloting the Ambition programme, which was intended to explore more substantial support to leading charities, OCF has developed the idea based on feedback. We are now committed to operating a small number of strategic programmes to research priority causes, engage key stakeholders and fund solutions.
Our Step Change Fund has just awarded a total of £146,690 to three local charitable organisations that are leading the way in their fields. The grants will support infrastructure developments that will create radical improvements to the groups’ ability to address social problems such as poor mental health and homelessness.
The BSBT programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms.
The High Sheriff congratulated 12 different charities and local groups at OCF’s Community Integration Awards last night. The event was a vibrant celebration of different communities coming together.
Happy New Year to all of our donors, supporters and grant applicants! As we look towards 2018, we are reflecting on what we have learnt in 2017 that will form the basis of our work going forward.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Oxfordshire Community Foundation!