Guests talk across the table at an OCF event at Broughton Castle

At OCF, we hold a small number of our own events aimed at our supporters and corporate partners. However, the team can regularly be found out and about attending key events in the charitable sector locally, as well as connecting with businesses and other influencers as speakers, participants or stallholders. Please do come and find us at one of the following events, where we will be present.

We also occasionally hold small, select get-togethers for our valued supporters, generously hosted by our patrons and trustees.

OCF Zoom Webinars

Since April 2020, OCF has been running regular webinars looking at the community response to COVID-19. They feature live interviews with charitable organisations we have funded, donors and subject-matter experts. Recordings of all previous webinars can be found here.

Our webinar series continues into 2021, on the last Wednesday of each month. Topics, speakers and sign-up links are published in the calendar below. If you’d like to receive details of each webinar by email, please sign up for our updates here.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
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OCF skills workshop: Using Local Insight to make the case for your charity’s work


Marmalade 2021

Marmalade 2021

Marmalade 2021

Marmalade 2021


OCF webinar: Reaching under-represented communities

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  • “It is so uplifting to meet so many people blessed with generous hearts and a deep sense of community.”

    Ali Mosawi, one of OCF's donors
    Ali Mosawi
  • “I really appreciate your work on what for my parents is such an important project. I am glad that the fund has been developing so positively and swiftly.”

    David Evans, fundholder of the Maggie Evans Fund
    David Evans
    Maggie Evans Fund
  • “Prosperity requires not just investment in economic capital, but also in social capital. Community foundations are playing a critical role in helping to deliver a more inclusive capitalism.”

    Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor
    Mark Carney
    Governor of the Bank of England
  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

    Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
  • “I give for a mixture of motives: I do it to make my life more interesting; I do it to make myself feel a better person. I do it because I can; to have the pleasure associated with mixing with the people whose fields I support. I do it for the dream of actually achieving something!”

    David Harding
    David Harding
    Hedge fund manager, philanthropist and OCF donor
  • “I opened a fund with OCF because of their knowledge, expertise and extensive contacts. I set this up now as I wanted to be part of it, to make my dream come true in helping the very young – the fund encompasses everything I’ve done in the past and expands the impact I’ve achieved”.

    Jane Wates
    Jane Wates
    Jane Wates Patron Fund kickstarted our Growing Minds project
  • “OCF’s knowledge and resources drive real change. They unlock the power of community, allowing people to feel more connected to those around them, and for all who live in Oxfordshire to have better lives.”

    Amanda Ponsonby
    High Sheriff of Oxfordshire 2020-2021

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 first strategic objective is the relief of poverty and need in particular by the provision of food. Their intentions are to ensure greater numbers of individuals and families receive appropriate quantities of nutritious food, emotional support and additional wrap-around services, helping them to maintain their physical health and mental wellbeing.

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.