Sally Scott, the new High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, is smiling and wearing her ceremonial uniform which consists of a black velvet coat, white shirt with lace ruffles and a black hat with white feathers.

Sally Scott is sworn in as High Sheriff of Oxfordshire

Sally Scott has been sworn in as the new High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, taking up the role from Mark Beard. During her Shrieval year, Sally’s focus will be on raising awareness of the underlying causes of crime and to support initiatives that help address them. She will also be supporting Oxfordshire Community Foundation in the launch of its Oxfordshire Uncovered report which aims to highlight the issues facing the most vulnerable people in our county and how OCF and the charities it supports are addressing these needs.

A smiling helper at a food bank is enjoying a hot drink with a visitor to the food bank.

Take part in our cost-of-living grants consultation

We will launch a second grants round in early summer to alleviate the ongoing cost of living crisis across the county. We are working with local charities and community organisations to help us direct funding where it is most needed. To ensure our funding has impact and targets the current challenges linked to the cost of living, we are running both a survey and an online workshop to consult with the local delivery organisations working directly in our communities.