The new Oxfordshire Collective Business Fund is a way for local businesses to make a genuine difference to the communities in which they operate, by combining contributions in one fund from which grants are made annually to Oxfordshire charitable organisations.
Today OCF is opening two new grant funding opportunities: the COMF (Contain Outbreak Management Fund) grants from the county council; and Community Integration. Grants from £500 to £10,000 are available for running costs, project or capital expenses, or events.
OCF’s trustees took part in a workshop to strengthen our philanthropy development and donor care, run by OCF staff and kindly hosted by the University of Oxford’s Sociology Department.
The key partners, that have been part of the leadership group for Age Friendly Banbury since it formed in 2018, are still actively involved and committed to its success. Age Friendly Banbury now moves closer to these frontline partners, as Age UK Oxfordshire takes on the hosting of the project and co-ordinator Bee Myson.
At our cost of living crisis webinar, we explored the data behind the headlines and how local charitable organisations are responding.
Taking a more consultative approach to our grant-making is a key aim of 2022. In advance of our community integration grants round next month, we conducted a survey and workshop to listen to frontline organisations working with disadvantaged people.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation is delighted to have awarded grants worth more than £135,000 to 9 local organisation to support healthy hearts.
The Didcot Powerhouse Fund, which is hosted by OCF, has confirmed that in its first year of grant-giving it has been able to make grants totalling £95,508 to 17 organisations, with grants ranging from £400 to £13,000.
OCF curated a panel session at the Marmalade social change conference on 7th April, bringing in different perspectives on the question of how to share power within grant-making structures and processes.
After working with partners to convene the Growing Minds partnership, which has supported 277 families in Berinsfield and Littlemore since its inception, OCF has passed the coordination of the project into the capable hands of our project partners.