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/
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
OCVA Board have confirmed that our CEO Kathy Shaw is leaving OCVA at the end of April. Kathy will be leaving to take up an appointment as a congregational church minister near Glossop, Derbyshire. The board and our staff would like to take this opportunity to thank Kathy for her commitment and hard work with … Continue reading OCVA CEO leaves for pastures new
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
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
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
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
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?
OCVA is looking for good quality images (high resolution png format please) and stories of organisations and individuals delivering services to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus to use on our website as well as other communication channels to highlight the excellent work of local groups and charities, promote good news stories and develop good … Continue reading Have you got some news/photos about how your organisation is coping with the current situation?
How do I register as an NHS volunteer to help tackle coronavirus? The government has issued an urgent call for a quarter of a million people to register as a volunteer for the NHS to help tackle the coronavirus crisis. Details: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2020/03/your-nhs-needs-you-nhs-call-for-volunteer-army/