“The relationship with Nick worked really really well, and straight away he understood what we were trying to do and the third sector more generally. His support was really personalised, and it was really positive to have a face associated with the grant.”

Sheila Furlong
Sheila FurlongArchway Foundation

“After a varied career managing and implementing innovation from chemicals to chocolate bars, I am now in the fortunate position of being able to choose what I want to dedicate my time to. I am now wanting to spend more of my time to benefit others in the community.”

Gary Gibbs
Gary GibbsStep Change project manager

“I volunteered for Step Change to help charities that are making changes to people’s lives. I believe I can support charities to reach their goals by encouraging them to think of their business strategies, set realistic targets, identify KPIs and achieve key milestones.”

Tahmina Sultana
Tahmina SultanaStep Change project manager

“Prodrive’s commitment to the local community has always been a source of pride. Supporting the collective business fund means we are now also supporting unsung local charities that do essential work to alleviate disadvantage in our county.”

David Richards
David RichardsChairman, Prodrive

“This new initiative from Oxfordshire Community Foundation allows local businesses to work collectively to address some of the county’s most serious social problems. For RWK Goodman it enables us to be a responsible business and have a positive impact in the communities we operate in.”

Tracy Norris-EvansPartner, RWK Goodman

“OCF’s knowledge and resources drive real change. They unlock the power of community, allowing people to feel more connected to those around them, and for all who live in Oxfordshire to have better lives.”

Amanda PonsonbyHigh Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2020-2021

The support from OCF was critical to cover our direct costs, without it we wouldn’t have been able to do this. The grant is a lot for us given our size.

Rupert da SilvaDirector KEEN and Oxfordshire All In

I want to say a big thank you for OCF’s faith in Aspire to support our homelessness prevention service at a critical time. Good Exchange funds have enabled us to maintain the team in the interim phase and to appoint a part-time worker with lived experience onto the team.

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Paul RobertsChief Executive, Aspire

“I opened a fund with OCF because of their knowledge, expertise and extensive contacts. I wanted to be part of it, to make my dream come true in helping the very young – the fund encompasses everything I’ve done in the past and expands the impact I’ve achieved”.

Jane Wates
Jane WatesJane Wates Patron Fund

“As a partner, OCF provide a mechanism which allows us to channel our philanthropic investment directly into the heart of the projects we care about.”

Ruth Layton Founder of sankalpa
Ruth LaytonFounder sankalpa