Requests for COVID-19 charitable funding soar as philanthropists urge people to give

Requests for COVID-19 charitable funding soar as philanthropists urge people to give

Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s latest grants round, opened last week in response to lockdown 3, has been overwhelmed with applications from local charities, indicating a great continued frontline need. The charity and its donors are therefore appealing for the public to give in support of this response.

Oxford Community Action

Why should a white guy care about diversity? And what can he do if he does?

I grew up feeling like a bit of an outsider. I have carried that with me throughout life, and always tried to think about who isn’t here, or who we aren’t talking about or including. That can be a challenging question, but I think it’s an important one for all organisations and people to think about.

Sobell House founded in 1976, was one of the earliest UK hospices. Since then, we have been providing specialist palliative care to patients and their families at home, in the Oxford hospitals, and in our purpose-built hospice on the Churchill Hospital site.

Adrian Sell

The B4 NEXUS Webinar hosted by Adrian Sell

B4 NEXUS webinars give local charities, social enterprises and up and coming businesses the opportunity to tell us more about what they do and how they work. They’re also an opportunity to hear from experts with advice for third sector organisations to help them develop and flourish.


Funding sought for initiative that could help end rough sleeping in Oxfordshire

A new project being convened by Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) aims to support people who cannot access any government-funded services due to their country of origin. Combined with existing initiatives happening locally, it could bring us closer to ending rough sleeping in Oxfordshire.


Small charity supporting domestic abuse victims during the pandemic

Flag DV, a local charity supporting those experiencing domestic violence and abuse, has been open for business during the pandemic. As the country first went into its first lockdown in March they had to move their face-to-face legal advice clinics into a virtual format. As with any new adjustments, it came with a big learning… Read More »

B4 Community Building Day

B4 Community Building Day

It’s B4 Community Building Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

B4 NEXUS - Your opportunity To Show You Support

B4 NEXUS – Your opportunity to support

Responsible businesses recognise that they have a part to play in nurturing the wider business community. Our B4 NEXUS programme gives B4 Members the opportunity to provide B4 Member benefits to charities, social enterprises, co-ops, fair trade organisations, start-ups and small businesses or sole traders. Not only do B4 NEXUS Members benefit from the B4… Read More »

Unipart Logistics gets highest rating ever for environment programme

Unipart Logistics gets highest rating ever for environment programme

Unipart Logistics has achieved a five-star rating from the British Safety Council for its commitment to environmental sustainability. It scored over 95% in the British Safety Council Five Star Environmental Sustainability Audit – its highest ever rating.


People with lived experience of homelessness to be given greater voice in local decision-making

The Lived Experience Advisory Forum is a partnership approach between the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement, Aspire and The Gatehouse that ensures people who have their own experience of being homeless are listened to and can influence the services on offer. A new Coordinator role will take the lead in championing the homeless voice locally.