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Leaving a legacy

We can help you establish a legacy of giving beyond your lifetime, helping you decide how you want to be remembered and the impact you will make.

Giving via Oxfordshire Community Foundation helps you realise your vision of a better future through planned giving, ensuring your charitable bequests continue to support the causes that matter most to you. It is also a meaningful way to remember a loved one, with an in memoriam fund that can be endowed for many generations to come.

Why leave a bequest to us rather than a larger charity?

In general, local charities are smaller and younger than national ones. They may not be perceived as being permanent, so they often receive fewer legacies than large national charities. However, through our invested funds we are building a permanent, substantial and multi-purpose endowment for the local community, which enables us to fulfil your charitable wishes in perpetuity. This will benefit local community groups that are active and relevant at any point in the future.

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Ark T Centre

The Ark T Centre is an arts project in East Oxford, and is situated in a high-risk area for Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Ark T is an open and inclusive community, where people, art, and powerful ideas come together, using the transformative powers of creativity to change lives.


SOFEA’s mission is to enable the transformation of people’s lives, and their communities, with a major focus on young people. They enable people to fulfil their potential through work, wellbeing, study and purpose projects, providing the means of reducing the immediate effects of disadvantage by relieving food insecurity in the wider community.

Good Food Oxford (GFO)

Good Food Oxford supports the existing work of many organisations in and around the city working to make our food system more nourishing, less wasteful and more sustainable.


Thrive offers activity clubs and mentoring for young people in two of Oxford’s most deprived areas – Blackbird Leys and Barton. Their clubs and activities are countering the effects of social exclusion.