The Grant Thornton Vibrant Economy Index has named Oxford city as the top-ranking area in the UK in terms of community, trust and belonging. However, the city does less well on measures of equality and health.
On Monday donors to OCF’s Step Change Fund gathered to hear about the progress of our flagship grants programme, which in 2017/18 made £252,000 in investments that boost the operational management of Oxfordshire’s leading small charities.
On Tuesday the Evans family remembered their daughter and sister Maggie, who took her own life ten years ago, aged 29. The annual Maggie’s Day event is a celebration of the power of the arts, and this year was no exception, with Joseph Coelho showing children how easy it can be to express yourself through poetry.
At a ceremony at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday, local businessman Richard Venables was sworn in as the 2018-19 High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, replacing Jane Cranston. During his year he will run a series of sporting challenges for businesses.
Over 100 people took part in a symposium at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College yesterday to understand more about how businesses can support the community by sharing time, talent and skills – and boost staff leadership potential at the same time.
OCF’s board receives a new boost as David brings a huge amount of strategic, financial and governance experience to the charity, with a long and impressive career as a Civil Servant under his belt.
OCF is seeking donations to its High Sheriff’s Community Integration fund, which brings together people from different backgrounds, builds mutual understanding and encourages a sense of belonging to the wider community.
In preparation for new data protection regulations that are coming into force in May, we have been reviewing the data we hold about our donors, supporters, partners and grant applicants, and updating our data policies and processes.
OCF’s latest round of grant funding will help 12 different charitable organisations carrying out hard-hitting work that prevents crime, or deals with the fall-out of criminal activity for families.
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.