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If you know you want to support Oxfordshire and trust us to direct your funds to the most pressing cause of the moment, you can make a donation of any size quickly and easily. We can collect Gift Aid too.

Giving through a community foundation means that your charitable investment is in a safe pair of hands. We use a combination of data-based needs analysis, and feedback from our extensive local charity networks, to identify the issues that need priority investment. We then direct funding to the most appropriate charitable organisations through our rigorous grant-making processes, and report back on the impact of our funding.

If you would like to take more time to plan your giving, please visit our giving pages or get in touch with our Head of Development Kate Parrinder.

Kate Parrinder Kate Parrinder – Head of Development
01865 419467
Our current focus

The Living Essentials Fund

The lack of affordability of essentials such as food and housing is still affecting many communities locally. Despite a new price cap from April 2024, energy bills still remain 49% higher than in 2020/21. Those on the lowest incomes are struggling with a burden of debt, and continue to be unable to pay for basic standard of living costs such as food or heating. Persistent debt and poverty also have a knock-on effect on other issues, such as wellbeing and education.

Our Living Essentials Fund helps build resilience in communities, funding proactive preventative measures as well as frontline services. Grants from our fund have gone towards food and supplies, warm spaces, homeless support, sexual abuse support, family support hubs, mental health groups, education, enrichment activities, and many other services that people are relying on.

Make an unrestricted donation

Alternatively, you can make a one-off or recurring donation to be used at our discretion.

Unrestricted donations are used for our costs as well as grant-making. Donations of any size are welcome. You can do this quickly and easily online, by bank transfer or by cheque, and you will benefit from a 25% uplift on your donation if we can collect Gift Aid.

How to give


Visit our Enthuse online giving platform and donate by card or Apple Pay. Gift aid can be easily claimed, if you are eligible, and boosts your donation by 25%.

By bank transfer

Please contact the team at 01865 798 666, and we will give you our bank details. We will also ask you to provide a reference on your transfer specifying if your donation is for a particular fund or appeal.

By cheque or CAF

Please make your cheque payable to “Oxfordshire Community Foundation” and post it to us at: 3 Woodin’s Way, Oxford, OX1 1HD.

Gift Aid

Don’t forget to complete a Gift Aid form, if paying by bank transfer or cheque, to really boost the value of your donation.

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