Small local charities across the Thames Valley have received almost £5 million from four community foundations following a record-breaking year.
Banbury needs you – to help ensure the town is doing the best it can for older people. A special launch event takes place next Wednesday, June 20, open to everybody interested in helping Banbury become one of Britain’s first age-friendly towns.
Oxford Early Years is a bold new initiative bringing together parents, professionals, educators, local representatives and funders to work together and take action to tackle lack of social mobility. OCF is a member of the action group known as the Lab Team.
Following a recent strategic review, OCF has identified that a priority objective is a step change in its community impact activities. To achieve this, we will initiate a new approach to collaborative partnerships to develop lasting solutions to key issues of social disadvantage in Oxfordshire.
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.
The fifth annual Business in Oxford conference on Wednesday was a celebration of collaboration and economic prosperity – whilst also acknowledging the challenges that are holding the county back.
Kate Fyson was elected to the OCF trustee board last week, and brings extensive experience in finance and high-level planning that will help us fulfil our ambitions over the coming years.
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).
On Monday donors to OCF’s Step Change Fund gathered to hear about the progress of our flagship grants programme, which in 2017/18 made £252,000 in investments that boost the operational management of Oxfordshire’s leading small charities.
On Tuesday the Evans family remembered their daughter and sister Maggie, who took her own life ten years ago, aged 29. The annual Maggie’s Day event is a celebration of the power of the arts, and this year was no exception, with Joseph Coelho showing children how easy it can be to express yourself through poetry.