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Give to Oxfordshire this Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday – the antidote to Black Friday and a global day celebrating the power of giving. We are marking this day by recognising the potential of philanthropy in Oxfordshire, and understanding what we can do to help communities thrive post-pandemic. 

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Didcot Powerhouse Fund

The Didcot Powerhouse Fund launches to create a lasting legacy for the town

The Didcot Powerhouse Fund aims to tackle inequality and deprivation within the Garden Town Area of Influence in Didcot. It was founded by Didcot First, key local employers, professionals and volunteers. Together they want to ensure Didcot becomes a more inclusive and sustainable community by attracting funding from a wide range of sources. The Fund was officially launched at an event on the 10th November.

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Celebrating Maggie’s Day by sharing poems of hope

The tenth Maggie’s Day took place on 2nd November 2021. Maggie’s Day is a collaboration between the Maggie Evans Fund and The Story Museum in Oxford to engage schoolchildren across the county with books and stories, culminating in an event with a children’s author. The fund commemorates the life of Maggie, a literary agent who died at the age of 29.

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Charitable organisations call for more funding for BAME communities in Oxfordshire

Evidence shows that COVID-19 has a greater impact on black and brown people in terms of fatality, financial losses and other social impacts. A new collective of BAME-led charitable organisations in the county is arguing for more philanthropic investment in grassroots activity serving these communities.

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Local partners and philanthropists celebrate launch of Getting Oxfordshire Online initiative

The team set out their aspirations to address the needs of thousands of people in Oxfordshire who are not online. Their vision is that by 2025, the majority of those who are not currently online will have the digital access they need.

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Local partnerships mark World Homeless Day and World Mental Health Day

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day, on Sunday 10th October, was mental health in an unequal world. With World Homeless Day also falling on the same date, local charities have partnered to highlight how the two issues overlap, and signpost people to the support available.

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Oxford Gives 2021 is back online – supporting three local charities

Oxford Gives is back online on Wednesday, 20th October 2021 from 6pm to 7.30pm. Reserve your place now to join in this live crowdfunding event to hear inspiring pitches from three fantastic Oxfordshire charities and be part of an exciting evening of positive change.

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