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Oxfordshire Community Foundation

http://www.oxfordshire.org

(Registered Charity No: 1151621)
Charity Commission for England and Wales
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Over the last five years they've made 372 significant donations totalling £2,826,183

When Amount Grantee To be used for
30/11/2018 £10,000 Centre for Agroecology Water and Resilience Coventry University Grant to Centre for Agroecology Water and Resilience Coventry University
31/10/2018 £30,000 The Mindfulness Initiative Grant to The Mindfulness Initiative
30/09/2018 £50,000 Ark T Centre A creative learning charity, specialising in creative interventions, events and public art which have strong personal and social impact. Work has 3 core objectives for the people who use our service: 1. Improved mental health 2. Developed leadership skills 3. Improved relationship and communication skills.
31/08/2018 £51,000 RAW launching a unique Grounds Maintenance enterprise.
31/08/2018 £23,370 Transition by Design In collaboration with people with an experience of homelessness. Homemaker Oxford seeks to find new and creative housing solutions for those with the most extreme housing need, using Oxford's empty and underused space. The Homemaker Design School forms the foundation of Homemaker Oxford by providing a weekly space for people with experience of homelessness to learn skills, participate in conversations on housing, develop general skills and knowledge of sustainable house design and move towards prototyping new units of accommodation. Having already secured funds from Oxford City Council and partners Crisis, Sankalpa would fund the cost of skilled tutors and support staff delivering weekly sessions at the Crisis Skylight Oxford workshop. Open House is an initiative to bring an empty unit in central Oxford back into use as a public talking shop on housing and homelessness. Homemaker Oxford is working in partnership with Aspire Oxford, Camerados and Makespace Oxford to create a shared space which will include, • A shop, run by Aspire members to build their retail work experience • A public living room curated by Oxford’s Camerados group • Exhibition and collaboration space for groups or agencies working on homelessness, including hosting engagements relating to the City Conversation on Rough Sleeping • An action research space led by the Homemaker Oxford to generate ongoing learning on housing for those in the most extreme need, a better understanding of what it means to be homeless and gather evidence and momentum for innovative, creative and community-led approaches to tackling homelessness Funds will support a paid part-time project co-ordinator from the Homemaker Oxford and materials for the fit-out.
31/07/2018 £10,000 Good Food Oxford Ltd Funding for Good food Oxford to significantly progress Oxford's Sustainable Food Cities journey
30/06/2018 £49,360 Cogges Heritage Trust Supporting the societal and welfare needs of the local community as it is in delivering a top-quality, educational visitor attraction experience.
30/06/2018 £65,000 Access Sport CIO Grant to Access Sport CIO
30/06/2018 £50,000 Oxford Parent Infant Project (OXPIP) Establish OXPIP Training and Consultancy Services as a sustainable business enterprise: - with a national profile, contributing to OXPIP's position as a centre of excellence for parent-infant mental health and well-being. - offering a comprehensive programme of accredited trianing, awareness-raising and mentoring/consultancy for professionals -with a broad customer base including a range of organisational commissioners and purchasers -contributing to the resourcing of OXPIP's direct therapeutic services in Oxfordshire. -offering subsidised and free training places for Oxfordshire-based practitioners - contributing to research, extending the evidence-base and influencing policy and service development in the sector
31/05/2018 £22,500 Alef Trust CIC Grant to Alef Trust CIC
31/05/2018 £36,000 Costain Consulting Grant to Costain Consulting
30/04/2018 £12,232 BABY UNIT, RELATIVES AND PARENTS SUPPORT Match Funding re Employee Fundraising
30/04/2018 £13,228 DASH - Discovering Autistic Spectrum Happiness Match Funding re Employee Fundraising
30/04/2018 £12,232 SATRO Match Funding re Employee Fundraising
30/04/2018 £20,000 Berin Centre Continuing support for the Berin Centre
30/04/2018 £13,228 Brighter Futures Match Funding re Employee Fundraising
31/03/2018 £12,000 Story Museum To support the Learning & participation team to work with the 8 ‘Maggie’s Schools’ to deliver Maggie’s Day and Extreme Reading
31/03/2018 £25,000 Oxfordshire Youth Build a resilient youth sector that provides high quality services for young people across Oxfordshire.
31/01/2018 £4,000 Dovecote Voluntary Parent Committee Cover core running costs needed to secure the delivery and development of a community led, parent managed scheme delivering various services to support the development and wellbeing of children including those with disabilities and families experiencing complex issues, poverty and social exclusion.
31/01/2018 £4,555 DrugFAM The grant will primarily be spent on delivering our weekly support group in Witney for a 50 week period, awith some funding used to cover the costs of one-to-one support for clients in Oxfordshire (e.g. Helpline support for people in crisis, one-to-one meetings and home visiting and befriending services).
31/01/2018 £3,900 Barton Community Association Homework Club: The sessions are free to attend and we rely on volunteers to support the paid worker. Art Club These groups attracts 20 – 25 children each week aged 6 – 12 running term time only Fridays 3.30 - 5. This activity usually attracts children who are not so interested in Sport and Music, and it’s a great outlet for their creativity. Amongst our newcomers are the children from the Syrian families who have recently moved into Barton. Coach trips.We take the children out for a treat once a year for a Christmas party or a local activity, but this has not been possible recently due to a lack of funding. IT equipment for groups activities/administration
31/01/2018 £3,284 Aspire This grant will be spent on delivering three specialist Nurturing Programme Family Links parenting courses specifically aimed at ex-offenders both in custody and also for those in the community. Each parenting course will run for a total of 12 weeks including a pre-delivery and evaluation session. The parenting course is a Nurturing Programme designed to help parents who are ex-offenders to manage their feelings and behaviour while becoming more positive and nurturing in their relationships with their children and with each other. Learning modules will include giving praise, discipline, family rules, personal power and self-esteem, communicating feelings and stages of child development. For Aspire's clients, who come from very deprived backgrounds and may not have had positive experiences of parenting growing up, these courses are invaluable to break unhealthy cycles of behaviour. We expect that 24 ex-offenders will attend these courses (8 learners per course) and once completed, they will benefit from greater emotional literacy in parenting skills designed to greatly strengthen family life and protect children from future antisocial behaviour. The indirect beneficiaries of this project will be in excess of 96 people.
31/01/2018 £4,254 Thrive Leys Our team will mentor 15 young people from Blackbird Leys. These will be young people our team have met through open-access activities or have been referred to us by The Oxford Academy, local PCSOs or the Family Solutions Service.
31/01/2018 £2,000 Didcot TRAIN Youth Project Deliver a mentoring programme which provides an opportunity for children and young people to engage in workshops, exploring some of the key individual and societal issues which affect their lives and contribute to adverse childhood experiences.
31/01/2018 £8,500 Thames Valley Partnership This grant will contribute to funding the staff member who will provide the following: - Staff the Family Matters Desk at Oxford Crown Court one day a week - Attend the Visitors Centre at HMP Bullingdon to support families prior to them going inside the prison to visit their family member - Signpost to other local family support services, linking effectively with the Thriving Families team, early intervention services, DWP etc - Undertake longer-term support if appropriate - Refer to our volunteer-led New Leaf mentoring service to aid resettlement of the offender, working alongside the family support work - Refer to our Building Bridges project in Oxfordshire which uses Family Group Conferencing techniques to reduce homelessness amongst offenders by allowing them to return home to their families
31/01/2018 £2,205 Life Education Wessex & Thames Valley From March 2018 to March 2019, our Educator will deliver 108 days of the Life Bus programme in our mobile classroom at primary schools across Oxford, Vale of White Horse, South and West Oxfordshire and Cherwell. The county-wide programme aims to reach a total of 9,342 children in 41 primary schools.
31/01/2018 £48,600 Orchestra of St John's OSJ’s focus is to bring world-class musicians and music-making into the community in meaningful ways. In addition to concert programming that brings large numbers of people together for shared musical experiences, OSJ routinely delivers more intimate performances in unusual spaces, such as the Ashmolean Museum and importantly in Oxfordshire schools and care homes for autistic children (often 4 per week to over 100 children a day) and special needs adults. We do this work in collaboration with the associated charity Music for Autism, by bringing a small team of musicians with John Lubbock (Music Director) as animateur to give short concerts to each class, sometimes to the school as a whole. Such concerts are hardly one-way events, but rather students are encouraged to engage with the musicians, move, sing, and even sometimes conduct the group. For everyone, but especially for the more severely handicapped children and adults, the live music experience enhances their lives like nothing else. The best evidence of value are the testimonials from the carers. We aim to adopt this kernel and broaden the orchestra’s engagement with the community. It is early days but projects include ‘the Compassion project’, ‘OSJ Engage’ (haiku and watercolours), and ‘OSJ Everywhere!’
31/01/2018 £5,000 Home-Start Oxford A grant would fund a Family Support Worker (FSW) who is matched with vulnerable families, for 12 hours per week. They will visit each family weekly for up to 3 hours, and support 5 families at any one time. We will help 9 families during the year – approximately 13 adults and 22 children.
31/01/2018 £48,840 One-Eighty We wish to set up a One-Eighty Traineeship programme to help us meet the demand for our work. Over the last six years, One-Eighty has grown significantly – our reputation has developed, we have continued to achieve successful outcomes for our intervention and project work (e.g. in 2016/2017, of all the 64 young people that engaged in an intensive one-to-one intervention, all of them had 60-100% success in improving on their academic achievement, making positive behavioural changes, or understanding more about their mental health and how it may affect themselves and others), and in turn, the need and demand for our work has rapidly increased. Our success is now widely recognised and visible to organisations around Oxon and increasingly outside the county. In May 2017, we were awarded the OCVA Charity of the Year award and have been using this accolade to raise awareness of mental well-being in children. As a result of this growth, the professionals, organisations and schools who we are now working with, require a staff team that are well trained in the ‘One-Eighty model,’ who can contribute to the team and be available on a regular basis as opposed to the volunteer-supported model that we have previously employed. To achieve this requirement, it usually takes around three to four months to train a member of the intervention staff to the required quality in order that they can confidently and successfully undertake intervention work. Consequently, it is costly (for both the young people we are supporting, and the staff themselves), to increase staff capacity and we are seeking a better way to manage our recruitment, training and development of staff as we expand. The One-Eighty Traineeship Programme will achieve this – it is a cost-effective solution to recruiting and training staff to the necessary standards, whilst providing One-Eighty with a regular flow of new recruits to manage our growth and meet the increasing demands for our work. It will provide a good balance of new staff alongside a more experienced senior team to provide support and guidance. The Traineeship Programme will allow us to recruit a small pool of people who, after a relatively small amount of time, will be able to support with case and project work and contribute to making the programme sustainable. For example, a Trainee could provide support on a Make Me Smile session (a Primary School focused, mental health awareness project) before they are ready for one-to-one case work. Once fully trained, the Traineeship Programme will allow us to have a regular pool of Behaviour Support Professionals who are familiar with One-Eighty, its work and could immediately start case work without three to four months of recruitment, training and development costs. To initiate the project, we need to employ a ‘Trainee Project Co-ordinator’ to oversee the Traineeship Programme. They will have the relevant skills and experience of case work but, in addition, will be at the level where they are looking to, and can demonstrate a progression into, developing their leadership and supervision skills. We expect the Traineeships to be attractive to final year university students. Therefore, we will need to develop closer working relationships with the universities and colleges in Oxford so they can support us to find interested potential Trainees. We already have a working relationship through the student placement programmes and micro-internship programmes, and so we will build on these to link to specific course tutors such as psychology, social work and occupational therapy. We intend to create a longer-term training programme, focusing on all areas of case work such as one-to-one interventions and group/ project work but also create opportunities to work on wider organisational projects such as marketing and administration at key points during the year. Currently we have a comprehensive one-week induction training programme to introduce a new member of staff to the organisation followed by an in-depth shadowing and training programme for case work before a new member of staff is able to work on their own caseloads. The Traineeship Programme will take place over a year. Initially the Trainee will focus on One-Eighty’s prevention group and project work to introduce them to our intervention models and the mental and emotional health/teaching and learning elements of our work. Once confident, they will continue to be involved in these elements but will gradually transfer the focus of their time to working on individual cases. They will also then start to work independently on project work, developing their skills and experiences of working with schools and young people. By the time they have completed a year, they should be able to provide Behavioural Support work on non-complex interventions under guidance from a Team Leader, and they should be able to deliver independent work on various projects, e.g. delivering Make Me Smile sessions. Then, should it be mutually agreeable, they would join the One-Eighty team as a regular staff member.
31/01/2018 £4,750 Wolvercote Young People's Club Fund the first year of a three year project working with young men from Cutteslowe. The budget provides for 10 hours of youth work per week delivered by two experienced and trained male youth workers. Remaining funds would be allocated to regular support for the staff from our Senior Youth Leader plus activities and materials used in this kind of youth work. We plan to work closely where possible with families and with the Locality and Community Support Service and will pull together Early Help Assessments for individual young men if needed.
31/01/2018 £5,000 Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse We will spend it on the salary of the Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) for Cherwell and West Oxfordshire over 2018/19.
31/01/2018 £2,500 Barton Community Association Three day 'On Yer Bike' course where a group of 15 children and young people (aged 10 – 15) get to strip down bicycles, learn by doing minor repairs and general safety checks with supervision and support, then re-assemble them and spray paint them. Each participating young person would also be given lights and locks for their bikes. The cost would be £2.5k to cover all the project which would include meals and refreshments each day for all participants.
31/01/2018 £49,250 Transition by Design Local community groups, start-ups and mature third sector organisations are connected and supported through a new, dedicated coordination role & hub to find affordable, secure and appropriate work space and meeting spaces in Oxford. Concurrently, these organisations, alongside housing support agencies and community groups in ‘Homeless Voice Oxford’, offer mutual aid, undertake collaboration - including through digital innovation - and use their collective influence to engage stakeholders (Eg University and Colleges, local authorities and businesses) to create much needed education, training, temporary shelter and employment outcomes for homeless individuals and those vulnerable to homelessness. The initiative is supported and championed by Oxford City Counc
31/12/2017 £8,000 Ark T Centre Core Costs for the Centre
31/12/2017 £18,000 Costain Consulting Grant to Costain Consulting
30/11/2017 £5,000 Refugee Support Network The grant will be used to pay for the salary and associated costs of our Oxford mentoring coordinator. The coordinator will recruit, interview and train volunteer mentors from local communities, carrying out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks on all successful candidates. They will build and maintain strong relationships with social workers, teachers and housing providers who will identify the young people who would benefit from an educational mentor. On receiving a referral, the mentoring coordinator will meet with the young person to explore their needs and aspirations and to help them set educational goals. They will then match each young person with the most appropriate mentor, who will meet with them for an hour a week in a public place to work towards these goals. Our coordinator will provide support for mentors and mentees should any problems arise, for example advice around education progression opportunities.
30/11/2017 £1,000 Brandon Trust To support Brandon Trust in its good work and deepen relationship between Beard and Brandon Trust
30/11/2017 £9,500 StartUp The grant will contribute directly to Breaking the Cycle2, supporting 200 young women living in Oxfordshire. The first phase of the project has identified key learnings; those of limitation in attention span and lack of ready engagement of cautious young women beneficiaries, often lacking self-confidence to attend training or workshops. This has enabled important input into the delivery process, ensuring a relaxed nature of delivery (within the familiar environment of the hostels as far as possible), delivery in manageable “bite-sized chunks” of training (which may mean several visits per individual in 1-2 hour stints to ensure they receive each full day activity), and ensuring motivational impact from peer mentoring (delivered by older women ex-offenders and have compelling life stories to share in the context of practical workshops as well as local volunteers). They will have the opportunity in a coaching and training experience to improve their life skills and to work on individual issues in their lives, to assess their personal goals and to understand key aspects of employability. They will receive employability support, building plans and working out how these can be matched with their knowledge and skills that can be deployed on the job market.
30/11/2017 £1,800 Children Heard and Seen Grant to Children Heard and Seen
30/11/2017 £5,000 Asylum Welcome This project offers long term support to raise aspirations and enable people with underused skills to move towards more appropriate jobs. While there are other employment assisting projects in Oxford, our experience has shown that there is a need for a bespoke service tailored to the needs of refugees that can support people with a wide variety of backgrounds and starting points. Our Employment Lead and trained volunteers will support clients by offering: an initial meeting to discuss skills, experience, qualifications and aspirations. a personal development plan for clients to move towards appropriate employment. support with learning skills necessary for work: Information Technology, Health & Safety, etc. support to find accreditation/ recognition for existing skills/qualifications if required. access to unpaid work placements to get experience of the UK workplace and obtain references for future employment applications. volunteering opportunities within Asylum Welcome. help with CV-writing, job-seeking and interviews. a weekly drop-in called ‘WorkSpace’ where clients can access laptops and information. referral pathways to other employment support projects within Oxford whose services are developed to address the needs of refugees, particularly the employment support offered by our current partner, Aspire, and the Health Professionals Support offered by Refugee Resource.
30/11/2017 £1,960 Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground Engaging with new volunteers and training.
30/11/2017 £1,715 Youth Challenge Oxfordshire Support for YoCo from High Sheriff's Auction.
30/11/2017 £2,040 SAFE! Support for Safe! from the High Sheriff's Auction.
30/11/2017 £4,000 Banburyshire Citizen Project We will spend the money on our running costs to keep the charity running, training of our volunteers and providing a valuable asset to the local community; the majority of our clients are from Oxfordshire. We will use the money to purchase an ipad and mobile phone to help with the provision of information and advice. We will use the money according to the budget breakdown, for things such as Insurance, advice software, post, stationery, database costs and so forth.
30/11/2017 £1,800 Home-Start Banbury and Chipping Norton The grant will be spent on the core costs needed to allow our members of staff to continue to run our office in Banbury. The work which takes place there includes the recruitment and training of volunteers, liaising with referrers such as health visitors or doctors, the assessment of families, as well as ongoing monitoring and reviewing of families- all of which is vital for the delivery of our support service
30/11/2017 £1,800 Oxford Churches Debt Centre Our 3 trained debt coaches have a waiting list. To ease this, and to enable them to spend more time out of the office with our clients, we have a part-time (1-2 days per week) administrator to cope with the necessary office work which must take place. It is to fund this part-time position in 2018 that this grant request is being made.
30/11/2017 £4,660 NOMAD The grant will be used to cover costs for 1 staff member to devote 8 hours per week for a year to deliver and develop the programme. Part of the grant will be used to provide appropriate training including first aid, prevent training, listening skills etc. The nature of our work with means that there will always be two qualified workers delivering the activities and programmes at any one time. In some cases,according to numbers and/or the particular character of the young people we are engaging, we might have additional staff and for residential settings we insist on 3 members of staff. Engaging these young people at grass roots level in an informal fun environment enables us to build good relationships and little by little establish their trust and confidence. Young people will often talk about themselves and their feelings when they are in the kind of environment created by this programme and with staff trained to use those moments to help them to unpick some of the questions and challenges they face, we can begin to direct them in a positive direction.
30/11/2017 £5,000 SSNAP (Support for the Sick Newborn and their Parents) This grant will help between 30 and 50 families who have babies in the neonatal care unit, depending on the complexity of their need. This will contribute towards transport and food costs equal to approximately £50 per week and between 6 and 8 hours of support from a support worker during their baby's time in hospital.
30/11/2017 £5,000 Citizens Advice Oxford Our aim with this project is to extend the provision of debt caseworkers to reduce waiting times from 3-4 week to less than two weeks and for all debt clients to have the opportunity to improve their financial capability/skills.
30/11/2017 £2,000 The Windmill Thursday Club Ltd - Deddington Day Care The funding would go towards carrying on the services they provide such as hot meals for the elderly as their previous funding has been withdrawn.
30/11/2017 £9,803 Oxfordshire Play Association We will spend this grant on delivering the accredited Level 2 Diploma in Playwork to nine learners in areas of high deprivation in Oxford City. To fulfill the criteria for the course, learners will need to be able to evidence that they are either long term unemployed or caught up in a cycle of low skilled/ low paid work. We shall work in close partnership with our community partners in Blackbird Leys, Barton and Rose Hill to ensure we are reaching those in the local community that will most benefit. We shall also be working in close partnership with partner organisations and agencies in the community to ensure we are offering high quality volunteering opportunities to our learners so that we are giving them the best possible learning experience and the best possible chance of moving into employment following the completion of their qualification. Partners will include schools, Junior Youth Groups, the JR Hospital and Breakfast and After School clubs.
30/11/2017 £1,790 Aspire Support for the 'Through the Gate' project from the High Sheriff's Auction.
30/11/2017 £1,700 VIP+ VIP+ is about to start the implementation of a new strategy (2017-2020) to deliver comprehensive wrap around support for children who face multiple disadvantage in Oxfordshire, to raise their aspirations and increase their engagement in extracurricular activities. With the support of Comic Relief Core Strength we will address the so-called activity gap faced by children in the care system. Based on the evidence of need and our learning to date, we will be enhancing and developing our offer for teenagers, who are the most difficult to reach group among our current beneficiaries.
30/11/2017 £1,100 Oxford City Farm This grant funding will enable us to develop our already very popular work in the community.
30/11/2017 £1,954 The Wychwoods Day Centre Ltd Core Costs
30/11/2017 £2,000 Kidlington & District Information Centre The grant would contribute towards their office managers salary as well as office costs.
30/11/2017 £25,000 Oxford Innovation To support Beard partnership with the Oxford Trust
31/10/2017 £12,637 Oxfordshire Crossroads Grant to Oxfordshire Crossroads
30/09/2017 £3,000 Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre Project OHTCCP aims to present multicultural activities for a secular society and to reach different communities of Oxford, the location of the Mela is moved every two years. The problems we are addressing are; 1 Education, motivating young adults into carrying on education, advice and job opportunities. We will do this by inviting Brookes University, the college of FE, Ruskin College,Training providers like EMBS, Oxford Academy and the job centre to have stands at the Mela to share information & motivate people as the atmosphere is is more relaxed and it may be easier to access information. This way youngsters who are falling short of their targets can get motivated. The activities and the stands by the many organisations and charities will also motivate people to access information that can lead to opportunities, work placements, volunteering and other confidence building exercises. The networking by the charities and organisations will also have a positive effect on the offer for opportunities to the people who are there as they can share ideas and information.
30/09/2017 £7,680 Music for Autism Interactive concerts for autistic children, which, we believe, are unique and exceptional. These take place in schools either devoted to autism or multiple disabilities under the auspices of the local community/council.
30/09/2017 £1,500 Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire Our service relies heavily on the generosity of our home-visiting volunteers who give their time freely to support families on a weekly basis. The nature of a volunteer's support will depend entirely on the needs of the family with whom they are matched. The beauty of our support is that it is uniquely tailored to help the family with their particular problems. For some families, this may be friendship and a listening ear where they do not have a support network close by or are rurally isolated; for others it may constitute more practical help required due to illness or disability of the parent and / or child. Other examples of where we can help include families experiencing: - depression / mental illness - bereavement - domestic abuse - drug and alcohol abuse - relationship breakdown / single parenting - multiple births. Volunteers do not receive any payment for their work but claim only their travel expenses. It costs approximately £100 - £150 per year to support the travel expenses of one volunteer who will support at least one family each year but up to four families. We are independently managed and funded, so a grant of £1500 would mean that we can ensure that between 10 and 15 of our volunteers can remain active over the next 12 months, potentially supporting a total of 60 vulnerable families.
30/09/2017 £3,795 Oxford Contemporary Music This project will engage with diverse communities of children and young people. In Oxford we have identified that in some communities and locations young people feel as though they cannot safely enter other areas of the city, or feel as though they cannot confidently enter places of arts and culture in the city because they feel it's not a space for their demographic, when of course these places are actually for everyone and are quite welcoming. We want this project to break down these barriers and change perceptions. Our project sessions will begin in schools, and then will invite those young people to follow on sessions in community and cultural spaces giving children and young people from different schools the opportunity to meet, mix and interact with each other in a community environment.
30/09/2017 £4,880 Refugee Resource We will engage RR’s current extensive network of partner organisations such as Crisis, Open Door, Aspire, Restore, Age UK, etc to draw up guest lists and extend direct invites to the four pop-up café community events. The events will be open to the public as well as invited guests. We will also produce advertising materials to distribute in appropriate places. In encouraging people to come together, we hope to address all kinds of exclusion, from the destitution of homeless and vulnerably-housed people to the chronic loneliness of older people and the social and sometimes cultural isolation of newly arrived refugees, particularly women. We appreciate and value the current and past student movement’s support for refugee groups and would actively encourage youth and student involvement in this project. We would also invite local politicians and community leaders, thereby providing an opportunity for them to meet and engage with people whose voices are not normally heard.
30/09/2017 £5,000 NOMAD Nomad currently run a busy, targeted after school programme which consists of 2 football clubs for ages 11 to 25, detached youth work sessions targeting the local skate park and a number of peer group support sessions and one to one support. The MOSAWI grant is used to help cover the annual costs of the activities that we run with targeted young people and families The Nomad holiday activities target YP who we are already supporting through our in school mentoring programmes and families and YP who are referred to us by local Primary and Secondary schools and Social Services. Nomad’s provision is primarily targeted at children, YP and families who are disadvantaged through economic and/or complex social issues. The circumstances of their lives often mean that the activities that we offer them are normally out of their reach, leaving them at risk at of negative behaviours including: anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol misuse, poor relationship choices and potential criminal activity. Specific activities organised for family groups are aimed at building positive family relationships and building good memories, something that for all families is vitally important. The activities are targeted specifically at individuals and groups who come within out remit and who are either referred to us via local schools, social services, CAMHS or other organisations and some will self refer. Nomad has developed a wealth of local knowledge about the community and many of the young people and families have been known to us over a long period of time. The relationships we have built with many over the years provide a positive foundation of trust and confidence that enable us to engage with those who are known as 'hard to reach'. Our Community Fun events whilst open to anyone in the local community are run at targeted venues that are adjacent to social housing estates. They are free events for local residents many of whom do not go on holiday or even day trips. They provide an opportunity for community cohesion and often create a feel good factor and goodwill. All our activities are interlinked and both young people and families can participate. We know that as a result of these activities and programmes, there is often an increase in self esteem and confidence, an improvement in family relationships which reflects in fewer negative incidents in school , home and the wider community.
30/09/2017 £3,250 Action for Carers Oxfordshire This donation is used to support our work with unpaid across the whole of Oxfordshire. There are an estimated 61,000 unpaid carers across the county. This funding helps to support the Carers Oxfordshire service which provides advice, support, training and an opportunity to be heard.
30/09/2017 £1,150 Cutteslowe Community Association Engagement with other providers has made it possible to bring new offers to local people. These projects include new after-school activities including a young science club, a weekly social club for frail and elderly people unable to access other provision, Communicating with Confidence and ESOL provision, personal planning for the future, living on a budget and craft courses. Funding to deliver these (tutor or trainer costs) is either already secured or, in some cases, they are being funded by the organisations themselves. We have applied to one of our key funders, a charitable Trust, for a grant to cover room hire charges, refreshments and incidental expenses for some of the new activities we have planned. The Trust in question has given us a positive indication that it would be keen to match any funds that Cutteslowe Community Association can raise from other sources. The activities for which we seek funding from the Oxfordshire Community Foundation are: • Older People’s Social Club A weekly social club in the form of a drop-in with refreshments, board games and other activities for frail and elderly people unable to access other provision.
30/09/2017 £3,175 Museum of Oxford Development Trust The issue we are tackling is social exclusion, of which loneliness is a key indicator. Age UK found that ethnic minority groups experience much higher levels of loneliness than their white British counterparts with 24% to 50% of those born in China, Africa, the Caribbean, Pakistan and Bangladesh reporting that they were lonely. The,“Oxford Profile, 2016,” reports that Oxford has the third highest ethnic minority population in southeast England with the Oxford Community Foundation’s, “Oxfordshire uncovered report,” revealing that 35% of Oxford city’s population is minority ethnic. This project sets out not only to enhance social cohesion but, also, to promote social inclusion. Our outreach staff are tasked with engaging hard to reach groups and individuals, in the areas in and around Oxford City with projects such as “Journey’s to Oxford.” Follow-on community exhibitions and events will give participants the chance to tell their story and be heard, giving them a platform from which to celebrate their culture with their neighbours and other communities in Oxford. With the sharing of stories will come an improved understanding of newer communities leading to better social inclusion which, in turn, will build the confidence of new dwellers in the city to further integrate.
30/09/2017 £30,000 Homeless Oxfordshire The annual cost to OxHoP to provide supplemented rents is £24,825.60. At a time when OxHoP is evaluating its services and facing cutbacks it is arguably these types of projects that have to be the first to go. However, without this project people are more likely to return to homelessness and the cycle continues this is devastating for the client and both costly to organizations and the community in the longer term. The grant will be used to supplement rents for one year whilst we work up a new fundraising campaign and look at alternative ways of securing income to enable sustainability for this kind of support.
30/09/2017 £4,700 Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust (SOFO) We will work with members of the Asian community to design three cultural days, which will be specifically aimed to engage with British Asian families as museum visitors/users. Two events will be hosted at the museum, and a third larger cultural event will take place at a site within Oxford. These three day-long events will feature children's learning activities based on highlighting shared histories already uncovered in the recent research projects, as well as an Indian musical performance themed around the Great War, and a public talk about the war and its connection with Indian soldiers. These three events will help integrate local communities by bringing them together in a shared heritage programme. They will also have a valuable educational impact; deepening historical awareness beyond what is currently taught in school curriculums, and particularly supporting the learning of a diverse cross-section of young people.
30/09/2017 £5,000 Oxford Against Cutting OAC and EOFC will address issues of domestic abuse, inequality and FGM. We will run 8 workshops that will be split into workshop/activities for group learning (about 45 minutes) and then playing football (about 1 hour 15 minutes). Hassan and Abdillahi will coach the boys while they are playing football and use terminology from our workshop to help reinforce messages ("tackle", for example, can become "tackle FGM!"). The workshops will be co-facilitated by an OAC trainer from an FGM-affected community. We will link learning to African football players and role models. Prior to the project, OAC will create consent forms for the boys and their parents/guardians to sign and Hassan will help explain the project activities to the boys' families. EOFC will purchase football kits for all the boys in the under 16s group with the OAC logo. This will strengthen the relationship between EOFC and OAC, help cascade anti-FGM messages and promote a sense of belonging and engagement at the club.
30/09/2017 £4,264 Full Circle We will work with schools to identify children who would benefit from extra support to build confidence, self-esteem and to fulfill their potential. They are identified by the school staff because they are facing personal challenges, and are expected to benefit from relaxed time in a small group, with individual attention. The children are experiencing social issues such as turbulence in their family life, special educational needs, speak English as a second language, are young carers, or have particular needs for emotional support. The older volunteers create a safe and fun space in which the children receive individual attention, feel privileged to take part, and look forward to getting together. The older volunteers, in turn, benefit by feeling valued in their community, building more diverse social connections, and both young and old develop genuine relationships which challenge age-based assumptions and stereotypes. Full Circle also provides an opportunity to build links and understanding between cultures, because the younger generation in Oxford has a far higher proportion of children from minority ethnic communities (44% of 0-5 year olds in 2011) compared with the older population (20% of people over 50 in Oxford).
30/09/2017 £5,000 Cowley Road Works Bringing women from the Oxford City Mosque together to discuss the constraints and frustrations, joys and celebrations of the western life within expectations of their culture and faith; Working with acclaimed social artist Dr Nicola Donovan and young western women from MCS (same postcode area, yet couldn’t be more socially polarized). The groups will explore feelings about societal emancipation, expectations of cultural traditions and faith - the project will include a dance exchange, creative prose exchange and a sculptural textile based art, using bikes and bike seats as images of female empowerment, liberation, social progress and personal enhancement . The textiles and bikes will tour round galleries as well as taking part in the procession – Nicola Donovan is an acclaimed textile Sculptor. Bikes in many eastern cultures are forbidden for women to ride due to misplaced concerns about damage to reproductive organs or deformation of virginal character. Conversely many women see bicycles as a symbol of equality and freedom in both a metaphoric and physical sense. We launched this project with a screening of the Female directed movie, Wadidja, a groundbreaking tale of female awakening in Saudi Arabia – the project is ongoing…
30/09/2017 £4,836 Young Dementia UK Convene a group of people with young onset dementia and their family members to meet regularly with the objective of them using their experiences to become consultants, educators and activists. They will be called the Involvement and Education group. The group will be facilitated by our Support Service Manager and will from time to time bring in external expertise on certain subjects, for example Pathways in Dementia who have expertise in personal finance matters relating to dementia and the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project,
30/09/2017 £5,720 Open Door (Oxford) We will use the grant to keep our service going for a further six months - that is to provide a weekly drop-in with food.
30/09/2017 £890 Kidlington & District Information Centre If successful this grant would be used towards the salary cost of our part time office Co-ordinator who runs the Good Neighbour Scheme office during our weekly opening hours which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1000 - 1400 hours. This person also regularly views all of our organisation emails when not at work to ensure that all requests received by email are dealt with as fast as possible if the request demands it. When the office is unmanned we also have an answer phone to ensure that any telephone requests are followed up when the office is next open. It is essential that we have a office co-ordinator as without this there would be no continuity of the service that we provide and we believe no alternative way of ensuring that all requests made to our Good Neighbour Scheme are fulfilled speedily and to a high standard. The salary for this person is £445 a month which equates to a total of £5340 per year. We receive no funding from any other source to meet the cost of this salary and we would be unable to operate our Good Neighbour Scheme without funding of this cost by applying for grants and hopefully being successful in receiving positive outcomes. If we were successful with this grant application any funding we receive would go towards this cost. The office co-ordinator is supported by an voluntary office based person who assists for two hour periods of time on a rota basis. In addition the office co-ordinator is also responsible for running the Kidlington Information Centre office which the Kidlington Good Neighbour Scheme is part of. The information Centre provides timetables, attraction leaflets for various attraction within a 50 mile radius, Age UK information leaflets, Disability Living allowance claim forms etc. We also answer numerous requests for advice on obtaining blue badges, bus passes, and various general enquiries from the residents of Kidlington and the surrounding area.
31/08/2017 £35,000 Oxford Hub Oxford Hub creates opportunities for social action. Through our programmes, students take part in practical volunteering, complete placements in local charities and receive support to incubate new projects. • Since 2007, we have placed roughly 6000 students in Oxford. Currently, we support 700+ student volunteers a year, and this number is growingly steadily year on year as we roll out our new digital system and grow our presence in Oxford Brookes. • We have established a sustainable business model with diversified income streams: university contracts for the specific programmes, trusts and foundations for community impact, self-generated income for innovation. • In 2011 we opened a physical space in Oxford with the Turl Street Kitchen that provides a platform for all of our activities and supports our work. • We have 10 years experience designing high quality social action programmes, with the following results: • We add capacity to 50+ local charities and other organisations. • We mobilise, train and support students to be effective changemakers. • Overall, we create services for beneficiaries that wouldn’t otherwise exist and unlock energy and resources that wouldn’t otherwise be utilised. Oxford Hub is an independent branch of national charity Student Hubs. It is currently led by Sara Fernandez, who stepped down from the parent charity in March 2017 to focus on local work. National Student Hubs HQ is now in London led by new executive director and management team. Sara reports to the local Oxford board (including representatives from the university, the community and volunteers) and works with the Oxford Hub staff team.
31/08/2017 £5,000 Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground They key to the success of BLAP are the staff and volunteers. Their quiet and supportive approach helps the children develop their own skills and to show concern for others. Money spent on training staff and volunteers in all aspects of the work increases their confidence in handling situations. Some children come from households where life is so difficult that there is little time for reflection or time for imaginative play instead children are expected to play on their computers and keep quiet. BLAP provides an environment where children can be children, where they are in the fresh air, they are exercising and learning new skills. Whenever we do evaluation exercises the children always rate "fun" and "making new friends" as the most important reasons for coming to BLAP. This year the City Council recognise they lost one of our applications and although they are putting us forward for another smaller grant in May 2017 we will be short of money for paying and training staff and volunteers . Our numbers are increasing. The Junior Leaders are gaining from their volunteer work. Without trained staff and volunteers the work to improve the prospect for our children will not thrive.
31/08/2017 £5,000 Chiltern Centre The provision of short break respite care at The Chiltern Centre. The Chiltern Centre provides after school, youth group, daily, weekly, weekend and holiday care. We are able help them enjoy the everyday experiences most take for granted. Young people with disabilities face many difficulties in accessing the opportunities to meet up after school and try news activities such as sports, arts and crafts, games or cooking. The Centre is a warm, safe and stimulating environment. It is adapted and equipped to cater for children and young people with physical, developmental and learning disabilities. Our facilities include a multi-sensory and soft play room, comfortable lounge equipped with TV and computers, a garden with a range of specialist sensory and play equipment. They are able to socialise and enjoy themselves in a safe, understanding and relaxed environment. A broad range of leisure and developmental activities including art, drama, craft, are provided. The opportunity to socialise with peers and build friendships is especially important during the transition through teenage years into young adulthood. Activities to support independence at an appropriate level are encouraged, which encompass healthy eating, exercise, independent travel, shopping, food preparation, cooking, personal and health care.
31/08/2017 £5,000 Leys CDI We would put a grant towards the salary of our Clockhouse Development Worker. The success of the Clockhouse Project is wholly dependent on having a Development Worker in place. The Worker’s role is key: • working alongside older people and encouraging them to engage with the project; • consulting users for feedback, views and new ideas; • responding to what the users want to see happening; • co-ordinating activities; • enlisting and supporting volunteers; • publicising the project, reaching out to new users and encouraging and supporting them to come to an activity; • evaluating and monitoring the project.
31/08/2017 £45,500 South Oxfordshire Food and Education Alliance SOFEA, launched in 2014, provides education and support to young people who are disadvantaged or vulnerable, with the aim of enabling them to progress successfully to further study or work. Young people follow a programme with three strands: - Qualifications including GCSE Maths and English, Team leadership, Employability, Forklift certification - Work experience in our food redistribution social enterprise redistributing 500 tonnes of good quality food to over 100 other charities (with our partners FareShare) - A sophisticated behavioural change programme which enables young people to develop strategies for successful behaviours We work with over 100 young people each year, with 85% successfully progressing. In addition we encourage disadvantaged adults to volunteer to improve their skills. The food we redistribute feeds 10000 people across the Thames Valley who otherwise wouldn’t have had access to it including the homeless, those with learning disabilities, children and the elderly. The Trustees have determined the criteria for any new enterprise: - Completely inclusive - Authentic work environments, earning income - Social output beyond the education programme - Individual programmes for young people - Including all three elements of the SOFEA model We acknowledge that there are a wide range of potential partner organisations with experience and skills who can add value and we have met with the CEO of ATG to explore a bicycle enterprise, Yellow Submarine to discuss a catering outlet, Train, the RAW workshop and Aspire Oxford. We have begun to investigate the activities that the community needs before identifying potential projects. We will conduct a feasibility study for launching a second enterprise (using the SOFEA model) and then a third enterprise, with the intention of continuing to grow and provide employment for some of the project participants. Step Change will take us from the feasibility to launch. We will use the money to employ a full time operations manager to manage the current SOFEA operation, this will enable the CEO of SOFEA to work three full days per week on the development plan of the new social enterprises. The CEO will: - Produce a feasibility study for the new enterprises within one month of the project start - Develop relationships with as many local partners as possible including the Town and District Councils, Didcot First, the Rotary Club, local businesses and other third sector organisations - Ensure the enterprises meet the local demand and reflect local skills issues, in line with OXLEP’s Skills Strategy - Set out the strategic direction - Develop a fully costed Business Plan - Complete the operational planning including sourcing location and equipment - Conduct fundraising with the aim of raising the total initial startup costs - Preimplementation planning, including recruiting young people to the programme and recruiting staff - Launch of the new enterprise The Operations Manager will: - Continue to grow the current SOFEA social enterprise - Ensure that SOFEA systems and processes can be replicated in new social enterprise settings - To ensure economies of scale across enterprises are maximised For each social enterprise we will: - Work with 50 vulnerable or disadvantaged young people, on bespoke individual programmes leading to employment or further study, with a success rate of at least 85% - Work with 12 volunteers, at least half of whom will be disadvantaged or vulnerable - Generate enough income to cover two thirds of the running costs in year 2 - Directly employ young people coming through our own leadership programmes, with a likely target of two per enterprise - Add social value to the local community, through the provision of goods and services, beyond the education programme - Work directly with a range of local employers to provide routes into high quality employment - Involve as many parts of the local community as possible - Create a model which is regarded as an asset to the town of Didcot as it grows and becomes a Garden Town
31/08/2017 £10,000 Blackbird Leys Neighbourhood Support Scheme Ltd We are requesting £10,000 to support the core costs of our work. This funding would give us some stability to develop and enhance our service to respond to emerging needs in the face of current hardship. More specifically, the funding would go towards the salary of a welfare benefit caseworker, volunteer expenses and general overheads.
31/08/2017 £6,494 The Windmill Thursday Club Ltd - Deddington Day Care The grant will be used for running costs, the rent of the rooms in The Windmill Centre and the wages for the two paid members of staff, and for activities for the club members. We can take 15 people at the day centre at one time but the support reaches out into the wider commnity supporting family members and Carers alike.
31/08/2017 £5,000 Gatehouse The grant would be used to deliver the Art, Literacy and Computer group activities. The sessions run by professional sub contracted facilitators will be open to all Gatehouse guests for anyone who would like to have a go and get involved. The different groups will take place on different evenings, Computing on Thursday, Literacy on Friday and Art on Sunday. The groups will be friendly and informal and there will not be set activities. For example the Art group will work like an open studio. It will cater for a range of peoples’ art interests from Impressionists to graffiti. An art worker and volunteers will talk to participants to help them to create the kind of artwork that they are interested in. With the Literacy group, the facilitator uses quotes from famous philosophers, writers and other people of history to induce ideas for writing poems, short stories and non-fiction pieces. Guests can also take turns reading aloud from novels, plays and short stories. Volunteers are always on hand to give advice on writing CVs, cover letters and e-mails. With the Computer group we have laptops for guests to use and a designated staff member to support with IT needs.
31/08/2017 £5,000 Bookfeast We will use the grant to continue to run the 19 TeaBooks groups with trained volunteers
31/08/2017 £5,000 Home-Start Banbury and Chipping Norton We are applying for funding to enable us to continue the work of our organisation which has proved to be so vital to families in need in the area. Your funding would enable us to train and support volunteers to help at least 8 families for a year.
31/08/2017 £26,000 Alef Trust CIC Aled Trust is a non-profit educational organisation which promotes the application of transpersonal psychology in professional fields. The aim of this project is to provide financial support relating to MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology. This grant will provide and continue scholarships to assist with recruitment of students and assist with financial support for administration costs.
31/07/2017 £1,469 The Pump House Project This grant will be spent on supporting the provision of health and wellbeing drop-in sessions for the over 50’s at The Pump House Project. It will secure year round weekly provision of three key classes for the elderly, vulnerable and isolated within our community and their carers: Tai Chi, Postural Stability and the Community Choir. The grant will also help cover the cost of printed marketing materials and promotion. The Programme: The Pump House Project is the only community centre of its sort for Faringdon and many of the surrounding villages. We take the initiative within the community to create, plan and promote activities and experiences for older people. Delivering a well attended programme of sessions including Dementia Support Café, Age UK Access sessions, Cake Café community coffee morning, Craft Connections, Tai Chi, Postural Stability and Community Singing. Faringdon is one of the most deprived areas within Oxfordshire and as such the impact of this grant will be greatly felt. Many of our regular attendees are unable to travel out of town and are at risk of isolation. They rely on our services for health, social interaction and creative pursuits. The centre is regularly used many older people who have a range of health issues including those suffering from dementia and those with physical difficulties and a number of their carers. Without our programme there would be very little for these local residents to enjoy out of their own homes. The classes are run by carefully selected and qualified instructors who have the skills and experience to support the individuals, vulnerable people and their carers who attend the groups. The Pump House Project relies on its strong team of volunteers for many aspects of delivery that compliment the specialist instructors including setting up for classes, administrative work and promotion of the programme.
31/07/2017 £20,000 Employment Action Group (Berinsfield) Ltd Continuing support for the Berin Centre
31/07/2017 £1,000 Sibford Village Hall Sibford Village Hall is a popular and highly valued community asset, which is well used for a huge range of regular activities and special events, to meet both the needs of our own village residents, and those of residents in our surrounding area. However, a number of our Social, Community and Entertainment activities are highly dependent on having adequate sound quality, and in particular clear speech audibility, in our Village Hall, eg: • Our Historical Society, Horticultural Society, Women’s Institute, Quiz nights, and Charity lunches & auctions all rely on clear audibility of visiting guests speakers • Our monthly Film Nights, which are provided by the Age UK charity, and are targeted at improving social inclusion for our elderly residents, all rely on the clear audibility of actors' speech from the film soundtrack. Although the acoustics in our Hall have been significantly improved by the installation of a suspended ceiling as part of our Energy Efficiency Project in 2016, some of our elderly and/or hearing-impaired residents remain excluded from both guest speaker and film events due to the still inadequate speech audibility in our Hall. We are planning to install a permanent Audio Visual system in our Hall to improve the general sound quality for all attendees at our guest speaker and film events. However, our primary aim is to include two specific features in the system which will positively transform speech audibility for our elderly and hearing-impaired Hall users: 1) A partial Surround Sound System, which will “decode” the embedded speech channel on film DVDs and output this speech through a dedicated speaker at all our film events 2) A Hearing Aid Induction Loop System, which will allow users with compatible hearing aids to receive speech and film sound direct into their hearing aids (when switched to the “T” setting) at both guest speaker and film events. We have obtained budget quotations, which indicate that the cost of a suitable system, including the above special features that would directly benefit our elderly and hearing impaired users, would be around £5,500. We would be most grateful if you were able to consider a grant contribution of £1,500 from your Community Foundation towards our Speech Audibility Improvement Project.
31/07/2017 £1,500 Stonehill Community Garden We would like to engage with more users and encourage more groups to use the site. This funding will enable us to: Offer 20 x 2 hour sessions at Stonehill Community Garden Deliver sessions on learning about sowing seeds and vegetable production Groups already identified: DAMASCUS youth group, Kingfisher School, Styleacre Groups wishing to visit: Thameside School, Radley Brownies, Caldecott School Further groups will be identified by the outreach and marketing work included in this bid. The sessions will be delivered in October, November, February and March; dictated by groups’ availability. Outcomes: Supporting those who need exercise, social interaction, access to fresh healthy food to meet their needs 20 group visits to the garden, min. of 5 per group 5 of which will be new groups yet to visit the garden Introduce 100 or more users in the area to the garden and growing food 25 or more new visitors to the garden Herb & other edible plant production (providing a small income for the garden) Promotion of the garden to a wider audience Investigation into future funding 2 further funding applications submitted to enable us to reach more potential users
31/07/2017 £466 Ellen Hinde Hall The object of this restructuring is to provide a further exercise room, and to provide accessible toilet and ramps to allow greater use of the facilities for both able and disabled persons. While the work proceeds, we need to store equipment outside the building, and for this purpose will be hiring a metal shed, and the cost of this will hopefully be met by the grant. Main work on the project is funded by Section l06 monies
31/07/2017 £1,500 Kidlington & District Information Centre To cover insurance costs for all our volunteers. To cover office technology costs including computer, printer and consumables, broadband and telephone costs . To cover general stationery requirements essential to operating a organised and efficient service to all our elderly and disabled clients. To organise a new improved web site for the Kidlington Good Neighbour Scheme which will be easy to negotiate and supply greatly improved information to potential clients who they or their families/friends may access to view what services we provide. Additionally to attract additional new volunteers who are an essential part of the service we offer.
30/06/2017 £1,500 Prospect Hospice Ltd Donor Advised: match funding employee fundraising.
30/06/2017 £800 Martlets Hospice Donor Advised: match funding re employee fundraising
30/06/2017 £4,324 Children Heard and Seen The grant will be spent on the following; ensuring we have adequate resources to provide positive family activities, this includes arts and crafts for all ages, soft activities for primary age children, and family friendly games 1 casual staff member to take the lead on the prison activity and support 4 volunteers in the delivery of the family days and volunteer expenses
30/06/2017 £2,000 Banbury Cross Explorer Scout Unit Purchasing new camping equipment will mean we can give more young people the opportunity to do more outdoor activities.
30/06/2017 £5,000 Citizens Advice Oxford Our aims for this funding is to retain and expand our pro bono legal advice service. At present we offer three legal advice appointments 1 hour on a Wednesday evening for clients who have previously seen a volunteer advisor but require legal clarification on the issue for it to be progressed. The service is delivered by a roster of pro bono legal professionals, solicitors and paralegals, from local firms. Part of the funding will be used to retain the existing service by making a pro rata contribution to running costs and supporting 6 hours a week of our part time, legally trained, Advice Service Supervisor’s time to allocate appointments and ensure pro bono legal advisers receive full correct relevant paperwork from clients in advance. The remainder will be used to increase the number of appointments, to at least 250/year, to better meet demand and expand the roster to include pro bono family and immigration law. As there are no local firms specialist in immigration law we will spend part of the funding to upgrade IT equipment with sound cards and cameras in two interview rooms so legal advice can be provided via Skype.
30/06/2017 £4,000 Community Albums This grant will go to fund the specialised training and support provided by musicians in weekly 3-hour sessions over a series of five eight-week terms at BYHP, starting in September 2017. Funds will cover staff time, equipment hire, editing and mixing costs and travel. BYHP are contributing towards this project by providing two representatives, the use of their facilities, and food and drink for each session at no cost.
30/06/2017 £2,500 Aspire This grant will be split between Aspire Oxford and Cuttelsowe Community Association to help maintain both organisations' lifeline bus services. Aspire's funds will be used to retain our Community Transport service in Oxford City which is one of the few door to door transport services remaining for vulnerable elderly people. This service is a lifeline in providing our passengers with befriending opportunities and social trips.
30/06/2017 £4,736 Abingdon Damascus Youth Project • A proposed support network for African entrepreneurs based in Wales
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1. THE PROMOTION OF ANY CHARITABLE PURPOSES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE AREA CURRENTLY KNOWN AS THE COUNTY OF OXFORDSHIRE AND ITS IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND IN PARTICULAR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION, THE PROTECTION OF GOOD HEALTH, BOTH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL, AND THE RELIEF OF POVERTY AND SICKNESS. 2. OTHER EXCLUSIVELY CHARITABLE PURPOSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ELSEWHERE WHICH ARE IN THE OPINION OF THE FOUNDATION BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY WITH A PREFERENCE FOR THOSE IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT