The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation.
Representatives from voluntary organisations across the Thames Valley attended a workshop held in Oxford on 22nd June, which gathered local views on a government initiative to enhance employer-supported volunteering.
“An impressive story well told”: OCF celebrates 21 years of community investment at Broughton Castle
Guests at the event were treated to a warm welcome from the Fiennes family in the stunning surroundings of the castle, as well as an exclusive preview of the new Oxfordshire Uncovered report, and a virtuoso keynote speech by philosopher A.C. Grayling.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation is bringing 90 guests representing local philanthropists, businesses and trusts and foundations together for a 21st-birthday celebration this Saturday at Broughton Castle, near Banbury. The event coincides with the launch of a new report that reveals the dark side of Oxfordshire.
Oxford-based construction company Beard has launched a charitable foundation to support staff community initiatives and construction education projects. The foundation has been set up with a £250,000 donation from the Beard family and will be held and managed by Oxfordshire Community Foundation.
Former High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Tom Birch Reynardson has raised over £20,000 for an innovative project run by local charity Aspire Oxford, which will reduce re-offending rates across Oxfordshire.
Unipart Group, one of Europe’s premier private manufacturing, logistics and consultancy companies, has scored 100% in the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Index – the UK’s leading benchmark of responsible business. Unipart is a founding member of OCF’s local Reciprocate responsible business group.
OCF is delighted to be managing a charitable fund on behalf of Homes for Oxford, which is seeking pledges, donations and other philanthropic support to help them obtain a site to build permanently affordable homes in Oxford.
OCF is proud to be supporting the 7th Oxford Mela, which is an annual one-day festival in East Oxford, presenting multicultural activities for a secular society to reach different communities of Oxford. The Mela will take place on Saturday 21st May at Rose Hill Community Centre.
Over the past two years, the Future-Building Fund has given significant infrastructure funding to a range of excellent local charities that wanted to scale up their operation. The fund’s success was celebrated at a small gathering of donors, and published in a new report.