step change fund

Step Change Fund boosts infrastructure of three more leading community organisations

Oxfordshire Community Foundation’s Step Change Fund has just awarded a total of £146,690 to three local charitable organisations that are leading the way in their fields. The grants will support infrastructure developments that will create radical improvements to the groups’ ability to address issues such as mental health and social cohesion.

Celebrating diversity

Whole community comes together to celebrate diversity

The High Sheriff congratulated 12 different charities and local groups at OCF’s Community Integration Awards last night. The event was a vibrant celebration of different communities coming together.

Corporate Friends Network Event

Please join us for our next Corporate Friends Network Event. This is an invitation only chance to take a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse at SeeSaw’s work, meet members of the team and some of the people who have needed our support.

Secret Santa team

Law firm’s Secret Santa initiative gives children a christmas present this year

A Secret Santa scheme run by Oxford law firm Blake Morgan, in collaboration with Social Services and Children Heard and Seen, a charity providing support to children affected by parental imprisonment, has given over 700 disadvantaged children in the local area a Christmas present this year.

Tim Wraith

Sobell House News

Meet Dan Channer Managing Director of Finders Keepers who are supporting Sobell House as their Charity of the Year

Thanks A Billion!

Thanks a billion! Community foundations hit the one-billion-pound mark

Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities. They make a daily difference to millions of people. That’s why community foundations across the UK are proud to announce, on Local Charities Day, that collectively we have distributed One Billion Pounds to local charities.

B4 Meets Dominic Hare

B4 Meets Dominic Hare, Chief Executive Officer of Blenheim Palace

B4 Meets Dominic Hare, Chief Executive Officer, Leading strategy across all three business lines of Blenheim Palace.

Help us to help Oxford’s most in need!

Help us to help Oxford’s most in need!

As the recent news headlines have suggested, we’re in for a prolonged spell of very cold weather this winter. With temperatures in Oxfordshire having already dropped to – 4.9°, scientists have predicted that the ‘La Nina’ phenomenon will herald an unusually cold start to this winter; the coldest for 7 years.

Tap Social

John Lewis launches new fund for Oxford

At an event to celebrate #GivingTuesday last night, John Lewis Oxford’s Branch Manager Julie Blake announced the launch of the Westgate Fund.

Whitley Stimpson Bicester Golf day

Whitley Stimpson’s golf day raises cash for cancer charity

A golfing day organised by the Bicester office of Whitley Stimpson raised £1,000 for a charity that helps people suffering from and recovering from cancer.

Sobell Skydive

Caring today, tomorrow… and in the future

At Sobell House we focus on quality of life, respecting each person’s dignity and uniqueness. Our aim is to support people in living as well and as fully as possible in the time they have left.

What did you do last weekend...?

What did you do last weekend…?

Richard Venables, Director at VSL & Partners, signed up to the Big Sleep Out on the weekend of the 7th/8th October, in order to raise awareness of the Homeless issue in Oxford and raise money for Aspire and the Oxford Homeless Pathway.