During the COVID-19 pandemic, OCF’s priority is to act swiftly yet responsibly to ensure the support, sustainability and development of Oxfordshire’s community infrastructure.
The Community Resilience Fund opened for applications in April 2020, having quickly established a strong base of generous donations from the National Emergencies Trust, the Indigo Trust and the public. During the first year of the pandemic we have distributed over £1 million in grants from this fund.
We are acutely conscious that the COVID-19 situation is far from over: as schools begin to assess the effects of lockdown on the most disadvantaged children, businesses are forced to make staff redundant, and homeless people are moved out of temporary accommodation, we are concerned that a deep, far-reaching and destructive socio-economic crisis is on the horizon. We will be here for the local community to support recovery over the long term, whatever happens.
If you are able to help with our ongoing pandemic response and recovery, please make a donation.