Through our strategic initiatives and grant-making, we improve people’s lives across Oxfordshire. Here you will find details of our partnerships, plus some of our impact and success stories.
We are uniquely placed to take the lead in improving the lives of everyone in Oxfordshire. As an apolitical and impartial community foundation, with a huge network of supporters and delivery partners across charities, businesses and the statutory sector, we are a trusted influencer and partner for driving social change. Find out more about our strategic initiatives
OCF distributes around £1 million in grants every year to charities across Oxfordshire that are working at the grassroots level to tackle the most pressing problems faced by its citizens, including emergency response to crises such as COVID-19. This incorporates funds awarded at OCF’s discretion and according to our strategic priorities, as well as grants made through donor-advised funds and national funders. Read case studies on our grant-making
Soundabout reaches children, young people and adults with severe or profound learning disabilities throughout Oxfordshire and enables them to enjoy making music. A grant from OCF’s COVID-19 Resilience Fund has enabled Soundabout’s music practitioner team to deliver Soundabout Live!: twice weekly sessions from home with the right equipment to ensure clear sound and vision.