OCF statement in response to #CharitySoWhite’s calls for funders to ensure equitable distribution during Covid-19.
Growing Minds, the collaborative project convened by OCF to tackle educational inequality, has had to adapt quickly to the circumstances imposed by the coronavirus outbreak. Partners are moving some elements of the project online, whilst other aspects have become more important than ever in the current context.
Oxford University shows its support for OCF with a cyber security presentation at a recent webinar and by providing community support and funding.
OCF provides access to hundreds of Local Insight data sources to help communities respond to Covid-19
OCF has made online statistical mapping tool Local Insight available free of charge to assist the charitable sector in identifying those most vulnerable to the crisis.
Following the launch of OCF’s new Community Resilience Fund, over £100,000 has already been awarded to support local community and voluntary organisations meeting the new needs and challenges created by the coronavirus.
Lady Sylvia Jay, High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2019 /20 distributed funds raised during her year as a last official act. Meanwhile, the new High Sheriff Amanda Ponsonby had her swearing in ‘ceremony’ in her kitchen!
Adrian Sell brings strategy and programme development expertise to OCF’s Covid-19 community response
Adrian is working with OCF on a freelance basis to help us develop the strategic direction of our Coronavirus: Community Resilience Fund. We hope that this work will inform OCF’s future approach to harnessing the power of community more generally.
OCF launches Community Resilience Fund – we are now taking donations to our new fund! This will incorporate the National Emergencies Trust fund announced yesterday.
The National Emergencies Trust has launched an appeal for funds to help local charities. Some of the funds will be distributed through local Community Foundations.
OCF covid-19 response. A statement of reassurance from our CEO, Jayne Woodley as at 6pm 17th March.