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Oxfordshire Community Foundation is more than just a charity. We are at the centre of the charitable sector in Oxfordshire, carrying out research and developing our knowledge of Oxfordshire’s key social and community problems, and forging relationships with partner organisations that help us increase our reach.

Discover our latest insight, news, events, and thought from leadership here.



Read the thoughts of the OCF team on how we work, what’s trending in the news – locally, nationally and internationally – including the latest research and how this relates to Oxfordshire.



Find out what is happening at OCF and locally with our partners. These regular updates include stories about grant making, groups we have supported, our work on key projects, news from our donors, new insights and highlights from some of our events.

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To achieve lasting, strategic and proactive solutions to complex social problems, we are committed to developing our knowledge and understanding of Oxfordshire’s needs.

Publishing Oxfordshire Uncovered created insight into the priority issues and where they are located. Our Needs Analysis Reports delve further into these issues and our geographic Insight Summaries pinpoint local areas.

Find all of our reports, plus key pieces of research from local and national sources that we think you should read, in our Insights Library.

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Many of our reports are produced using community mapping and reporting tool Local Insight, developed externally by OCSI. It makes use of open data sources, such as the Census, the Department for Work and Pensions, deprivation indices and most recently data sets relevant to COVID-19.

Providing many layers of rich information in one place, it gives you the latest data and analysis for your communities or local services. Charities and volunteer-led groups can use it to identify the geographies where they should focus their efforts, and councils to inform and prioritise statutory services.

You can access this public insight website for Oxfordshire now. We will continuously update it to provide more useful groupings to map, and further downloadable reports.  A user guide is available below.

A recording of our Local Insight skills workshop is available at the side of this page – watch for a briefing and demo of how to use the tool.

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