Furniture give-away

OCVA are giving away some unwanted furniture

  • Metal three-tier storage unit
  • Two office style desks (laminate wood effect)
  • Two book cases

To view the furniture between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Thursday, please call 01865 251946 and arrange a visit. First come, first served. Non-profit organisations only.


Two laminate wood effect desks

Metal Shelving

Book case

Clean Slate: New support group for women

The Freedom Programme is a weekly support group that covers a 12 week rolling programme for women who want to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse.

Tuesday Mornings 10am-12pm

Starting: 05/01/2016

Venue: The Chapel, Building 572 Brice Road, Upper Heyford, Oxon, OX25 5TE

Freedom-Programme-Referral-Form (1)

For more information about the course or to discuss a referral please contact

Clean Slate

The Chapel, Heyford Park,

Upper Heyford 572 Brice Road

Oxfordshire OX25 5TE E-mail address: office AT

Get Trustees

Get Trustees – NEW

Oxfordshire’s Lieutenancy holds a confidential list of local people who Picture1have expressed an interest in applying for trustee and chair roles in the voluntary sector.  Organisations who seek trustees are asked to e-mail with the following details:

  • Background: mission, objectives, constitution, trustees, finances
  • Role to be filled: skills and expertise, level of active involvement and time commitment
  • Contact person.

If appropriate these details are then forwarded to all on the Lieutenancy List so that those interested can contact the organisation directly.  It is the responsibility of the organisation to decide on any next steps in terms of the recruitment process.

Email for all correspondence about the Lieutenancy Trustee List:

Free Accounting Help for Groups (ACES)

Accounting with ACES


Could a volunteer help your organisation? What is ACES?

Second and final year Brookes Accounting students volunteer with local charities, cooperatives, community interest companies, social enterprises and voluntary associations, to provide accounting services such as:

  • basic book-keeping
  • setting up and maintaining systems
  • claiming Gift Aid (going back four years in one case)
  • drawing up management and end of year accounts
  • reporting to the board in some cases
  • undertaking Independent Examinations as required by the Charity Commission

We are open to suggestions as to how students might help you.

Are the students given any training?

The students will already know the basics of bookkeeping but you will need to induct them into your systems.

They will have specific charity accounting training from Critchleys Chartered Accountants and on-going support from specialist staff in the Oxford Brookes Business School. This year we will also be supported by Green Accountancy.

When will students be able to work?

Students will work for a few hours a week over the course of a year or possibly longer. The scheme is mutually beneficial; the students gain experience and the organisations gain expertise.

To participate:

Just list your requirements on this form.

Or list your requirements and return it to: For more information please contact:

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