Nick took on the role of Interim Chair one week after the government ordered lockdown, taking over from John Taylor, who stood down after four years, at the end of the last financial year.
We have taken the difficult decision to close our grant application process to ensure that we can continue to support the local charitable sector in tackling the longer-term fall-out of the virus, and be prepared for a second wave.
After leading Oxfordshire Community Foundation for 10 years as Chief Executive, Jayne Woodley steps down on 30th June 2020. She has led the transformation of OCF from a small grant-making body with extremely limited resources to the ambitious, sector-leading organisation of today.
With the continued lockdown, we wanted to update you on how we have adapted and what OCF and its partners have learnt in the last 12 weeks. From awarding over £500k in grants, to housing the homeless, to working and (lunching!) virtually and Zoom becoming a verb (and not just a great song!) Read on to catch up on our journey since March..
OCF has temporarily paused applications to our Coronavirus: Community Resilience Fund whilst we deal with a backlog of existing applications.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrian Sell as Interim CEO effective from 1st July 2020 through to the end of the year.
After 10 years of leadership that have seen the transformation of Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) from grant maker to an organisation focused on strategic programmes, CEO Jayne Woodley has decided it is time to seek out a new challenge.
Two projects, supported by funds raised through Oxford Homeless Movement, are aiming to help homeless and vulnerably housed people transition successfully from emergency Covid-19 accommodation to an independent life in their own self-supported housing.
Local charity Active Oxfordshire is promoting the ‘Mayathon’ challenge, which encourages people to take on 26 minutes of activity every day throughout May, ending with a ‘Finish Line Finale’ on 26th May at 2pm. Sponsorship funds are being raised towards OCF’s Community Resilience Fund.
Services include food parcel delivery, online exercise and arts classes, and printed flyers signposting people without internet access to the facilities available.