This Saturday is international Open Data Day. Open data helps to build the bigger picture of who, where and what is being funded in the UK, and OCF has been a key contributor since 2013.
After piloting the Ambition programme, which was intended to explore more substantial support to leading charities, OCF has developed the idea based on feedback. We are now committed to operating a small number of strategic programmes to research priority causes, engage key stakeholders and fund solutions.
Our Step Change Fund has just awarded a total of £146,690 to three local charitable organisations that are leading the way in their fields. The grants will support infrastructure developments that will create radical improvements to the groups’ ability to address social problems such as poor mental health and homelessness.
OCF will host a morning symposium to help businesses understand how to share the time, talent and skills of their employees with the charity sector. It will take place Tuesday 10th April 2018 at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre.
The BSBT programme supports civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms.
The High Sheriff congratulated 12 different charities and local groups at OCF’s Community Integration Awards last night. The event was a vibrant celebration of different communities coming together.
We are delighted to welcome Olivia Tomlin as a guest to our Trustee Board. Olivia is a second-year student at Merton College, Oxford, and is taking part in the Young Trustee Programme developed by Student Hubs.
Happy New Year to all of our donors, supporters and grant applicants! As we look towards 2018, we are reflecting on what we have learnt in 2017 that will form the basis of our work going forward.
Merry Christmas from all of us at Oxfordshire Community Foundation!
Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities. They make a daily difference to millions of people. That’s why community foundations across the UK are proud to announce, on Local Charities Day, that collectively we have distributed ONE BILLION POUNDS to local charities.