OCF’s accounts reveal over £2 million grant-making for third year running
Keynote speakers at the recent Oxfordshire Uncovered launch event provided insights on the challenges facing some people in our county, while also highlighting the uplifting role of local philanthropy in fostering hope.
The Didcot Powerhouse Fund celebrates its first two years! It has raised over £270,000, made 35 grants to local charities and community groups, and supported 2,880 local beneficiaries to date.
As we come to the end of 2023 we’d like to thank our volunteers, trustees, supporters, donors and wonderful local charities and organisations who continue to amaze and inspire us every day. Our report, Oxfordshire Uncovered, shows how vital these grassroots charities are and the life-changing differences they make to people’s lives.
Sally Scott, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, invites nominations for the High Sheriff’s Awards for the year 2023/2024.
Second Edition of flagship report Oxfordshire Uncovered reveals barriers to thriving communities in county
In publishing this second edition of Oxfordshire Uncovered, we reveal the latest headlines about the barriers that stop people in Oxfordshire from thriving, and why charities and philanthropy are so vital in our county.
Maggie’s Day is an annual event at The Story Museum showcasing the impact of grants made by the Maggie Evans Fund, which is hosted by Oxfordshire Community Foundation. This year, poet and children’s author Patience Agbabi brought her science fiction novels to life for a group of local school children.
The Community Capacity fund is open for a second round of grants, thanks to £325,000 from Oxfordshire County Council. Applications will open on 6th September for grassroots organisations throughout Oxfordshire to help support people with independence, resilience and addressing preventable conditions.
OCF is delighted to have partnered with local restauranteur Aziz Rahman to launch The Komorun Nessa Fund, in memory of his late mother. The fund will help projects that support families and friends of those experiencing mental health problems in east Oxford and beyond.
The Community Capacity fund will open again in September/October for another round of applications, with funding awarded by December. Thanks to Oxfordshire County Council there will be £325,000 to distribute to grassroots organisations throughout Oxfordshire.