Brand the Bus competition – raise your group’s profile and enter now

Does your charity, social club, community organisation, volunteering team, or other group of local folks who come together to do good things want the opportunity to brand a bus? The 'Brand the Bus!' competition is running again now in its second year.  All local charities and other good causes are very welcome to enter.  The … Continue reading Brand the Bus competition – raise your group’s profile and enter now

Funding: Comic Relief Community Fund – for grassroots community organisations

The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000. There are two types of grants available to organisations whose work delivers on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes: Children Survive & Thrive: projects that support children under the age of 5 to reach … Continue reading Funding: Comic Relief Community Fund – for grassroots community organisations

JOB VACANCY: Be Free Young Carers – Young Carers Support Worker (Maternity Cover p/t)

Role summary: Be Free Young Carers is an amazing charity that improves the quality of life of young carers living in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Districts. Based on the Harwell Campus, Didcot, it is the only specialist charity supporting young carers in Oxfordshire. We wish to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Be Free Young Carers – Young Carers Support Worker (Maternity Cover p/t)

Funding: Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust – grants for animal welfare and conservation of wildlife

The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust provides grants to UK registered charities whose purposes are to:         Benefit or protect animals         Relieve animals from suffering         Conserve wildlife         Encourage the understanding of animals UK registered charities that have independently examined up to date annual accounts and an active re-homing and rehabilitation policy for animals … Continue reading Funding: Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust – grants for animal welfare and conservation of wildlife

FREE: Modern Slavery Awareness and First Responder (NRM) Training

It is estimated that Modern Slavery affects tens of thousands of people in the UK today.  So, you are likely to come across victims of Modern Slavery in your work. The two training sessions are: Awareness Training – this is designed for front line workers and those who manage them to myth bust and help … Continue reading FREE: Modern Slavery Awareness and First Responder (NRM) Training

JOB VACANCY: Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire – Scheme Organiser (p/t)

Role summary: We are a charity supporting families with young children through home-visiting and the four groups we run each week. We recruit and train volunteers to work with families who are experiencing stressful or demanding situations, are ‘hard to reach’ or isolated. This is an opportunity to work as part of a small, friendly … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire – Scheme Organiser (p/t)

JOB VACANCY: Home-Start Banbury, Bicester and Chipping Norton – Home-Start Organiser (p/t)

Role summary: Position for 18.5 hours per week Home-Start Banbury, Bicester & Chipping Norton is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under 5 years of age. Volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to families in their own homes, helping prevent family crisis and breakdown. … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Home-Start Banbury, Bicester and Chipping Norton – Home-Start Organiser (p/t)

National Careers Service – support and advice on careers and skills development

The National Careers Service provides free, up to date, impartial information, advice and guidance on careers, skills and the local labour market.  Our professional advisers are located in venues in Abingdon, Didcot,  Banbury, Bicester, Oxford City Centre, Rose Hill, Cowley Road and Witney. In addition, we are also able to attend the venues of any … Continue reading National Careers Service – support and advice on careers and skills development

Charities Against Fraud Awards – how to enter for an award

For the third year running, the Charities Against Fraud Awards will recognise and celebrate the achievements of people proactively fighting fraud in the charity sector. Any individual, team or charity that set or achieve best practice or demonstrated an innovative approach in tackling fraud can enter. The awards and ceremony are part of the International … Continue reading Charities Against Fraud Awards – how to enter for an award

Healthwatch – survey on Mental Health support

Healthwatch Oxfordshire- an independent watchdog for health and social care are taking a focus on mental health support across the county. We want to hear your views- have you had experience of seeking support for yourself or a loved one? What has been helpful and what could have been improved? We would love to hear … Continue reading Healthwatch – survey on Mental Health support