The recent tragic deaths in Oxford have saddened everyone involved in the homeless sector and beyond. They come as the City Conversation partnership on rough sleeping becomes Oxford Homeless Movement, with a vision to ensure that nobody should have to sleep rough on our streets.
The Tim Stockdale Foundation has been set up under OCF’s umbrella, in memory of British showjumping star Tim Stockdale, who died in November. Now his family would like to use funds raised to help enable greater participation in sports.
The Westgate Fund has been instrumental in Oxfordshire Community Foundation raising an unprecedented amount to help homeless people in Oxford over the 2018–19 Christmas period.
The OCF team was very sorry to hear that one of our cherished volunteers passed away this week. Sarah Hodgkinson was an influential figure for our Reciprocate responsible business group, showing local companies how they could share their time and skills with the community effectively.
Tampon Tax funding reaches Oxfordshire as projects helping women and girls share £3.4 million of national grants
More than 400 local projects across the UK working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost from their local community foundation.
OCF’s festive appeal to help homeless people in the city has received a brilliant public response, with £38,000 raised for Oxford Poverty Action Trust (OxPAT), to be matched pound for pound by OCF.
We wish all of our supporters and partners a very Happy New Year! Before we launch into 2019, we thought we’d do a quick round-up of the top ten highlights of last year…
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Thank you so much for all your support in 2018 – without our hardworking volunteers, generous donors, expert grant applicants, and community-minded businesses and partners, we couldn’t do any of it.
OCF has awarded grants totalling £47,000 to tackle educational inequality across the county. We are now convening partners interested in the issue and assessing long-term solutions.
Make a bigger gift to tackle homelessness in Oxford this Christmas: double your money with our Christmas Match Fund
The city of Oxford has one of the most severe rough sleeping and homelessness problems in the UK. We know that on any one night, there are around 100 people sleeping rough in the city.