Be Free Young Carers supports the lives and wellbeing of young carers. They are the only specialist charity supporting young carers in Oxfordshire.
Oxford Hub has the aim of bringing people and organisations together to build a better Oxford. They launched Oxford Together on 12 March 2020 to provide a community based response to COVID-19. The existing Oxford Hub infrastructure has been fully reoriented to meet this challenge.
Sustainable Wantage is a Community Action Group focused on activities that protect and enhance the natural environment and strengthen the local community. It is run by volunteers interested in actions that have a positive impact and increase resourcefulness and resilience.
Soundabout reaches children, young people and adults with severe or profound learning disabilities throughout Oxfordshire and enables them to enjoy making music.
Maggie’s Oxford provides free cancer support and information in its purpose-built centre in the grounds of the Churchill Hospital. Their Support Specialists, Psychologists and Benefits Advisors are there for anyone with cancer and their families and friends.
Bicester Good Neighbour Scheme befriends old and very vulnerable people in Bicester and the surrounding area. With 80 clients and 65 volunteers, the group understands the importance of social contact and practical support for people who feel particularly isolated by frailty or disability.
ACT is a small charity in Oxford providing housing and support for people at the margins of society: homeless people, ex-offenders, and people struggling with mental health. Their outreach work centres on food, in particular weekly communal meals.
Didcot TRAIN works with young people who are at risk of educational failure, crime, child sexual exploitation, alcohol and substance abuse, and other risky behaviours. OCF funded their Young Leaders Programme, which turned the lives of a small cohort of young people around.
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.