Dementia Oxfordshire – Support line during COVID-19

At this time of COVID – 19, Dementia Oxfordshire is aiming to provide an enhanced telephone service, keeping in regular contact with more vulnerable Clients and Carers. The Team are continuing to offer support for persons with dementia and their carers who may be anxious about how they are going to cope, possibly feeling very … Continue reading Dementia Oxfordshire – Support line during COVID-19

OCVA – we need articles for the Voluntary Voice column in the Oxford Times

During these difficult times OCVA is looking for positive news stories and images for their weekly Voluntary Voice articles in the Oxford Times and other platforms (including social media). If you would like help in developing your good news stories and promoting your response during the national emergency please email vol@ocva.org.uk. For example of previous … Continue reading OCVA – we need articles for the Voluntary Voice column in the Oxford Times

OCF – Community Resilience Grants – now open

  We have set up the fund to help the voluntary sector in the county respond better and recover stronger from the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Amounts available: £500 to £10,000 Maximum annual income: £3,000,000 Type of cost: Core costs, project work, general expenses. Closing date:  Rolling programme. Applications assessed every few days. Full information: https://oxfordshire.org/grants-2020/community-resilience-grants/

OSCB – Temporary Guidance on Safeguarding Training

The OSCB has recently taken the decision to cancel all face to face courses on a temporary basis. We are aware that potentially this could lead to the situation where some practitioners may be left without the necessary mandatory training to have contact with children and young people. We are now in a position to … Continue reading OSCB – Temporary Guidance on Safeguarding Training

Oxfordshire County Council – Service Sustainability Fund to respond to current crisis

Service Sustainability Fund The Council has decided to create a Service Sustainability Fund to respond to the current pressures that services face, in order to provide immediate support to the social care market in a targeted way. We are doing this by inviting providers to make application for financial support to meet their most pressing … Continue reading Oxfordshire County Council – Service Sustainability Fund to respond to current crisis

Police and Crime Commissioner – funding for those supporting communities during the outbreak

To support voluntary and community organisations during the coronavirus pandemic, the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable have opened this round of the Police and Property Act Fund early. From today (Monday 30th March), applications are being sought from organisations across the Thames Valley who are supporting our communities through this outbreak. The Fund, … Continue reading Police and Crime Commissioner – funding for those supporting communities during the outbreak

Oxfordshire Community Foundation – Community Resilience Fund

OCF launches Coronavirus Resilience Fund for Oxfordshire We are currently working on the details of how the fund will be managed. Information will be released on our website as soon as these are completed. You will be informed by email when the fund is open for applications. If you do not normally receive our communications, … Continue reading Oxfordshire Community Foundation – Community Resilience Fund

Oxfordshire Therapy Service – offering free online group support during current crisis

OTS is offering free online group support for 90-minutes each week, running for 10 weeks. The sessions are being hosted by our fully qualified, experienced counsellors who want to offer the skills they have to help people cope with the anxieties and isolation many of us are experiencing. We are also offering free online training … Continue reading Oxfordshire Therapy Service – offering free online group support during current crisis

What support does your group/organisation need during the current crisis?

Here at OCVA we would like to know what information groups and organisations need during the current coronavirus situation. We have an information page here and want to develop the support and information for groups. Let us know what other information you need and we will get more added to the website and also work … Continue reading What support does your group/organisation need during the current crisis?