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

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 webinars on Zoom

OCF started to run regular webinars in April 2020, initially looking at the community response to COVID-19. Our webinar series continued through 2021, featuring live interviews with charitable organisations we have funded, donors and subject-matter experts. The latest webinar recording is available on this page. Recordings of all previous webinars can be found on our YouTube page here.

As we move back to in person events, our online webinars will take place quarterly in 2022. Our first webinar for 2022 took place on Wednesday 4 May with a focus on ‘Understanding the Cost of Living Crisis in Oxfordshire.’ The full recording is available on this page.

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    Ali Mosawi, one of OCF's donors
    Ali Mosawi
    Donor
  • “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
  • “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
FEATURED

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

SOFEA’s mission is to enable the transformation of people’s lives, and their communities, with a major focus on young people. They enable people to fulfil their potential through work, wellbeing, study and purpose projects, providing the means of reducing the immediate effects of disadvantage by relieving food insecurity in the wider community.

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

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.