OCF is supporting Homes for Oxford in the search for a site for innovative affordable housing. The alliance of community housing projects put in a bid to develop the Wolvercote paper mill site, which was unsuccessful, but the group plans to build on the learning and investment for future projects.
Charities and community groups in Oxfordshire have received a helping hand this month after The Midcounties Co-operative enabled groups to access grants totalling £17,030 via their fund with Oxfordshire Community Foundation. New applications will be sought in August.
Yellow Submarine founder Toby Staveley has created a new online platform for small local charities to share knowledge, build consortia, and gain combined impact and PR. So far 168 groups have joined Locl Oxfordshire, with more members sought.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation.
Representatives from voluntary organisations across the Thames Valley attended a workshop held in Oxford on 22nd June, which gathered local views on a government initiative to enhance employer-supported volunteering.
“An impressive story well told”: OCF celebrates 21 years of community investment at Broughton Castle
Guests at the event were treated to a warm welcome from the Fiennes family in the stunning surroundings of the castle, as well as an exclusive preview of the new Oxfordshire Uncovered report, and a virtuoso keynote speech by philosopher A.C. Grayling.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation is bringing 90 guests representing local philanthropists, businesses and trusts and foundations together for a 21st-birthday celebration this Saturday at Broughton Castle, near Banbury. The event coincides with the launch of a new report that reveals the dark side of Oxfordshire.
Oxford-based construction company Beard has launched a charitable foundation to support staff community initiatives and construction education projects. The foundation has been set up with a £250,000 donation from the Beard family and will be held and managed by Oxfordshire Community Foundation.
Former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Tom Birch Reynardson has raised over £20,000 for an innovative project run by local charity Aspire Oxford, which will reduce re-offending rates across Oxfordshire.
Unipart Group, one of Europe’s premier private manufacturing, logistics and consultancy companies, has scored 100% in the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Index – the UK’s leading benchmark of responsible business. Unipart is a founding member of OCF’s local Reciprocate responsible business group.