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Oxford City Council – Funding: COVID Emergency Assistance (food and essential supplies)

The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies is to support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due to COVID-19. Organisations such as community groups and support services can apply for this scheme, up to £5,000 per group. Please visit http://www.oxford.gov.uk/EAgrant for more details or contact James Baughan … Continue reading Oxford City Council – Funding: COVID Emergency Assistance (food and essential supplies)

Oxford Brookes Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Annual Research Lecture on Dementia

We are delighted that Dame Prof Louise Robinson is the guest speaker at our FHLS annual research lecture, which will be delivered online. Date:  30 November Time: 18:00 to 19:00 Title:  'Dementia: forget about a cure, focus on care and future prevention'. More info about the lecture Booking details The lecture is open to the public and free. Please  book here to … Continue reading Oxford Brookes Faculty of Health and Life Sciences Annual Research Lecture on Dementia

JOB VACANCY: Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire – Generalist Advice Caseworker (p/t)

Benefits in Practice Generalist Advice Caseworker Fixed term contract until 31st March 2021 (but with possibility of extension) Hours:15 hours per week Salary Level: £22,117 pro rata Holiday: 23 days pro rata plus Bank Holidays pro rata Pension: Workplace Pension Scheme Available  The Benefits in Practice Project is a partnership between Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire – Generalist Advice Caseworker (p/t)

JOB VACANCY: Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire – Benefits and Debt Generalist Adviser (p/t)

Oxfordshire Specialist Advice Service Benefits and Debt Generalist Adviser The Old Print House, Marlborough Lane, Witney OX28 6DY 6 month Maternity cover (with possibility of extension for further 6 months) Hours: up to 14 hours per week Salary Level: £20,400 pro rata Holiday: 4.6 weeks & Bank Holidays pro rata Pension: Workplace Pension Scheme Available … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire – Benefits and Debt Generalist Adviser (p/t)

JOB VACANCY: Citizens Advice NOSN – Volunteer Driver Service Journey Broker (p/t)

Context of role: Volunteer Driver Service is a project managed by Citizens Advice NOSN, a local charity based in Banbury. VDS provides coordinates volunteer driver journey’s across Cherwell, Oxfordshire and the South East. Reporting to the Volunteer Connect Manager, the post holder will be responsible for service delivery of the Volunteer Driver Service (VDS). This … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Citizens Advice NOSN – Volunteer Driver Service Journey Broker (p/t)

FUNDING: Trusthouse Charitable Trust – grants addressing rural issues and urban deprivation (reopening in Autumn)

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation awards grants to small, well-established charitable organisations (annual income under £500,000) who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. Not currently open for grants but reviewing in Autumn. Rural Issues Projects that look to support communities in cities, towns, villages and areas with 10,000 … Continue reading FUNDING: Trusthouse Charitable Trust – grants addressing rural issues and urban deprivation (reopening in Autumn)

FUNDING: The Fores’s RAFT Transition Fund – small charities and social enterprises (opens 21/09/20

In Autumn 2020, The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund is offering unrestricted grants of up to £15,000 to help fantastic small charities and social enterprises plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in a post-coronavirus world. The Transition Fund will offer grants in two rounds.  The first round has now closed for registration, … Continue reading FUNDING: The Fores’s RAFT Transition Fund – small charities and social enterprises (opens 21/09/20

The Fawcett Society – Briefing Paper on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting parents

The Fawcett Society, Women's Budget Group, Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Economics have joined together to produce a briefing which looks at how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting parents. It sets out the experiences of parents at the height of lockdown. It comprises analysis of data from a survey of … Continue reading The Fawcett Society – Briefing Paper on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting parents

Oxfordshire County Council – guidelines for opening of multi-purpose community facilities

The Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities from the Government has been updated again. Here is the amended ‘Planning for the wider opening of multi-purpose community facilities’ document: Planning for the wider opening of multi-purpose community facilities 14 09 2020 which reflects the updated Test and Trace section. This includes:  In order … Continue reading Oxfordshire County Council – guidelines for opening of multi-purpose community facilities

JOB VACANCY: Healthwatch – Community Outreach worker, BAME communities (p/t)

Role summary: Are you passionate about making sure the voice and experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (BAME) in Oxfordshire are heard? - Do you enjoy meeting people and hearing about their lives? - Can you inspire people to speak out about what is important to them? - Do you want to help … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Healthwatch – Community Outreach worker, BAME communities (p/t)