We wish to thank David Rossington, who has stepped down from the OCF Board of Trustees after nearly four years, for all his time, support and generosity.
New annual grants round from The Didcot Powerhouse Fund opens with 2022 theme of Supporting Children, Young People and Families
OCF is delighted to announce a brand new annual grants round from The Didcot Powerhouse Fund. Grants between £1,000 and £25,000 are available. Applications are open for initial Expression of Interest until Thursday 17 February.
OCF is very pleased to be running a healthy hearts grants round. This funding, made available from Oxfordshire County Council, Public Health, aims to improve or maintain cardiovascular health, including raising awareness, increasing knowledge of the issues, and promoting positive behaviour, such as increased physical activity and reduced smoking. Grants between £2,000 and £25,000 are available.
OCF wishes to thank Nick Case, Laura Chapman and Paul Donovan, three outstanding volunteers who have given their time and support so generously to us.
OCF is delighted to be one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. This £5 million programme will support community and voluntary organisations in England to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
We would like to wish you festive greetings, wherever you end up this Christmas! There is so much uncertainty again this year – but local charities remain utterly vital, so it is our privilege to celebrate them.
The pandemic has created additional isolation and loneliness for many sectors of the community, leading to further mental health issues for some. Projects funded will help with recovery from the adverse consequences of the pandemic and lockdowns, with grants totalling over £223,000 awarded to 48 organisations.
OCF to distribute Arts Council England fund helping communities celebrate Platinum Jubilee through culture and creativity
OCF will be one of the network of community foundations distributing the Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund. The programme will support local community and voluntary organisations to develop creative and cultural activities as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022.
This Christmas, create a new beginning for anyone currently experiencing homelessness in Oxfordshire
At this time of year, many people are reminded how vital it is that everyone has a safe, stable and decent home. Homelessness robs people of this basic need.
Today is Giving Tuesday – the antidote to Black Friday and a global day celebrating the power of giving. We are marking this day by recognising the potential of philanthropy in Oxfordshire, and understanding what we can do to help communities thrive post-pandemic.