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Interview on BBC Radio Oxford

OCF’s CEO Jayne Woodley spoke to Kat Orman on her radio show about our Coronavirus Community Resilience Fund, alongside Chris Gillies, Chair of ACT, who described how the charity is using its grant from OCF to help homeless people. Listen from 10:13

ACT interviewed by Jack FM

Jo Mitchell from ACT talked to Jack FM about how responsive and helpful OCF has been in providing grant funding, and what the charity is doing to support rough sleepers with food and shelter during the crisis. Listen from 5:10:

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Coronavirus: OCF Press releases

OCF awards over £100,000 to local community groups responding to Coronavirus
Following the launch of Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s (OCF) new Community Resilience Fund, over £100,000 has already been awarded to support local community and voluntary organisations meeting the new needs and challenges created by the Coronavirus.

Press Release on first funds awarded

Unlocking the power of our community to respond better and recover stronger 
Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) announced a new fund available to help community and voluntary organisations meet the new needs and challenges created by the Coronavirus. OCF’s new Community Resilience Fund has been kick-started with an inspiring donation from the Indigo Trust.

Press Release on launch of the fund

Coronavirus: OCF Impact videos

OCF Community Resilience Fund: respond better and recover stronger 

Richard Kennell from Oxfordshire-based charity SOFEA talks about their response to Covid-19 and how OCF has supported them with emergency funding.

Didcot TRAIN’s Chair Brian McNamee talks about how this youth charity has had to adapt its services and move activities online as part of their response to Covid-19.

Connect with OCF’s Resilience Funding on Twitter

FUNDING: The National Emergencies Trust

The National Emergencies Trust has so far raised £40m nationally to help those who are most in need of support. They are distributing funds to the 46 local Community Foundations, across the country.

Total funds distributed in just over one month from the launch of the appeal is £22.5m – more than half of the total pledged from corporates, charitable trusts and the public.

The appeal is responding to the needs of local communities across the UK and allocating money to community foundations based on local factors such as levels of deprivation and demographics in each region.

Follow National Emergencies Trust and their appeal

We are delighted to receive funding from @NatEmergTrust to help those in housing need in Wales. Together with our partners @HousingRightsNI @shelterscotland and @Shelter we will continue to support those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic throughout the UK

Today is #WorldFoodDay and we would like to share some of our very own #FoodHeroes. Thanks to your donations we can actively support grassroots charities who work hard to provide food to those in need.