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.

 

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 »

 

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.

 
Business In The Community

Big business gives over 60,000 people in the South East food, tech and care essentials to get through COVID-19

A charity set up by The Prince of Wales has got businesses to step up and help more than 60,000 people in the South East of England as they struggle to get the food, digital technology and care essentials that they need to survive the impact of COVID-19 on their jobs, lives and communities.  

 
oxfordshire homeless movement

Partnership announces support for homeless people this Christmas

Partners in Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) are working together to provide accommodation and services for people experiencing rough sleeping and living in supported accommodation this Christmas.

 
oxfordshire homeless movement

Christmas homelessness campaign aims to avoid the tragedy of a return to the streets in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Homeless Movement (OHM) is appealing to local residents, visitors and workers to help them ensure no-one has to sleep rough in our county in 2021 and beyond.

Children Heard and Seen is an Oxfordshire-based charity established in 2014 in order to support children and families impacted by parental imprisonment.