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Comms resources for grantees

Congratulations on receiving a grant from Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF)! We are delighted to support your work. The OCF Marketing Team is here to support you in promoting your grant and celebrating your achievements.

Publicly acknowledging the grant

Feel free to publicise the fact that you have received a grant from us. When talking about OCF please do make sure you use our full name: “Oxfordshire Community Foundation” (not Oxford, not Fund etc).

You might like to engage with us in some of the following ways:

Social media

Mentions on social media are very welcome. You can find us on:

Press

If you’d like to do a press release, please do ask us for a quote. Our boilerplate is as follows:

About Oxfordshire Community Foundation

  • Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) works to improve lives by addressing social and economic disadvantage. OCF tackles the most pressing social problems locally: homelessness, educational inequality, and loneliness and isolation.
  • OCF’s work is all about collaboration and consensus-building. They make the best ideas happen – solutions to the problems, not sticking plasters. This leads to sustained and meaningful improvements to people’s lives.
  • OCF makes around £1 million in grants every year to charities across Oxfordshire that are working at the grassroots level to tackle pressing problems faced by its citizens, including emergency response to crises such as COVID-19.

If you would like tips on engaging with local media, have a look at this workshop we ran in collaboration with CAG Oxfordshire.

Your own publications

You are welcome to use information about OCF and/or our logo on your website or annual report. A png version of our logo can be downloaded at the bottom of this page, along with some logo guidelines.

We don’t need to see this before you publish.

Photos

We would love to see photos of your work in action, and use these on our website, social media, PR and impact reports. Ideally these would be of the project we funded, but if you have other representative images on file these are incredibly useful too.

Send the highest resolution you have and make sure you have permission from anyone appearing.

Impact reporting

Once the work we funded is complete, please do keep in touch so that we can jointly publicise its impact. You will also receive an email from our Grants Team asking you to complete an online monitoring form, and we may contact you about using the information for a case study.

Written case study

We publish case studies on our website here; if you think yours makes a particularly good story, please do get in touch.

Video

We make video case studies of selected grantees – usually featuring an interview with the charity leader and the voice of their beneficiaries. This can be done by arrangement and we are happy to share the footage with you for you to use in your own communications. Have a look at previous videos here.

Contact

marketing@oxfordshire.org

You can also keep in touch with OCF by joining our monthly webinars – the schedule can be found here.

As an OCF grantee, we will keep you informed of future grant application opportunities at OCF and beyond.

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  • “The grant increased morale, encouraged more fundraising and increased activity ranges.”

    Olivia Bloomfield
    Olivia Bloomfield
    The Pump House Project
  • “The support shown by OCF – with trustee Prof. Ann Buchanan gracing the event with her presence – really helped make the event a huge success.”

    Kanta Gopal
    Kanta Gopal
    Oxford Mela
  • “I really must thank the team for helping me during the application process and for having such faith in our work.”

    Kay Alty of New Yatt Riding for the Disabled Association, giving a treat to a fleabitten grey horse
    Kay Alty
  • “Your grant will boost our fund to the point that we now confidently commission the work.”

    Kay Alty of New Yatt Riding for the Disabled Association, giving a treat to a fleabitten grey horse
    Kay Alty
    New Yatt Riding for the Disabled
  • “It’s so good to think about the bigger picture aside from the week working at the coalface. It keeps me focused about what messages we needed to get across about ourselves as a charity.”

    Alice Walters, Strategic Development Manager at Thrive.org.uk
    Alice Walters
  • “I am constantly astonished how much time and energy and commitment hundreds of people around Oxfordshire give to the community
    every week, often every day of their lives.”

    Tim Stevenson, OCF's president, wearing his Lord Lieutenant's uniform
    Tim Stevenson
    Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire and OCF President
  • “Much of the council’s work would be impossible were it not for the contribution that the voluntary sector makes to almost everything that goes on in the county.”

    Tim Stevenson, OCF's president, wearing his Lord Lieutenant's uniform
    Tim Stevenson
  • “Wow! Thank you so much. Please send our thanks to your committee. The grant will make a huge difference to the club including lots of children and parents and to the coaching staff. Absolutely amazing!”

    Lee Wyatt-Buchan
    Lee Wyatt-Buchan
    Wychwood Football Club
  • “OCF have been a pleasure to deal with: efficient, effective, and prompt in their communications, and understanding when problems or delays have impeded our progress, for which we are very grateful. The work they are doing in our county is first-class, reaching into all areas of the community.”

    Helen Johns
    Helen Johns
  • “A BIG THANK YOU to the community foundation for your support. The valuable work and support the foundation provides to many organisations and groups is fundamental to the delivery of vital services supporting vulnerable families, children , young people… Your support for our project is very much valued and appreciated.”

    Carol Richards on the canal
    Carol Richards
  • “Many thanks indeed. This sum will make a significant difference to the project. We appreciate enormously the support for Falcon from OCF and from Comic Relief. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to your colleagues.”

    Roger Tritton
    Roger Tritton
  • “Personally I would just like to say a massive thank you for your wonderful donation towards our wheelchairs. Without it it would have taken much longer to get this project off the ground. For that I will be eternally grateful for your wonderful support.”

    Keeley Bond
    Keeley Bond