Oxford is celebrating one year since the new Westgate shopping centre opened in 2017. The charitable fund established to mark the opening has since made nearly £14,000 in grants to projects in the city.
Suzy will be taking forward OCF’s third strategic programme: convening charities, public bodies, businesses and individuals interested in making a difference to educational inequality in the county.
Today, on World Homeless Day, the City Conversation partnership has set out collaborative actions to address rough sleeping in Oxford.
OCF was very sorry to hear that Colin Alexander passed away last week. Colin was a trustee of OCF for many years, and more recently was instrumental in creating and running the Step Change Fund.
At a packed event at the Town Hall this week, local food network Good Food Oxford hosted a celebration of their Bronze Award, which recognises the charity’s work to promote healthy, sustainable and local food and to tackle some of today’s greatest social challenges.
“We need even pavements and better transport”: Age Friendly Banbury survey results reveal priorities
61% raised concerns about accessibility in the town centre, whilst whilst 57% gave public transport a negative score. Community support and health services and civic participation were also major themes.
Funding of £5,000 has been awarded as part of OCF’s first ever incremental grants round administered through online matching platform The Good Exchange.
We are helping to allocate funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to charitable projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
OCF’s accounts show that the organisation continues to thrive, with over £1 million in voluntary income and £1.2 million made in grants during the financial year 2017-18.
The Age Friendly Banbury partnership is collecting feedback from local people about what it is like to grow old in the town. The consultation results will be used to create a proposal for some tangible initiatives to make Banbury more age friendly, with significant funding on the table.