Although we have all been dealing with the pandemic now for nearly a year, the needs have not gone away. Whilst our resilient and adaptable charity sector leapt into action to respond, the massive drops in income, delvings into reserves and increasing needs from the community are taking their toll. This is why we want to continue to support the local sector in the coming months and years, and why our fundraising appeal remains open.
Oxfordshire Community Resilience Fund
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. In 2020 we distrbuted over £730,000 in grants from this fund.
OCF’s January 2021 grants round, in response to lockdown 3, was overwhelmed with applications, indicating a great and continued frontline need to support our community. While we were able to support the immediate needs, we still have £110k in further grant applications for critical medium-term projects that will help the community deal with the effects of the pandemic over the coming year.
If you are able to help with our ongoing pandemic response and recovery, please make a donation.
Making good progress, Oxfordshire Community Resilience Fund has reached 25% of the target!
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