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Guideposts: Stay Connected Helpline for anyone in self isolation or needing support

Stay Connected is a free helpline for anyone worried about themselves or someone else who is in self-isolation or needs support at this time. A call with the Stay Connected helpline gives people the tools and confidence they need to live well during self-isolation, which can include: Practical guidance to staying in contact with families and friends Planning for self-isolation including food, … Continue reading Guideposts: Stay Connected Helpline for anyone in self isolation or needing support

FUNDING: Cherwell District Council – COVID 19 Councillor Priority Fund

COVID 19 Councillor Priority Fund for Cherwell Groups Application form and guidance The fund will be at the discretion of individual district councillors to award. They each have £2,000 for the 2020-21 financial year. Applicants may apply for the maximum £2,000 but may be offered less than that requested, if the Councillor is approached by … Continue reading FUNDING: Cherwell District Council – COVID 19 Councillor Priority Fund

FUNDING: Govt coronavirus funding for frontline charities

Chancellor sets out extra £750 million coronavirus funding for frontline charities £750 million pot for frontline charities across the UK – including hospices and those supporting domestic abuse victims £360 million direct from government departments and £370 million for smaller charities, including through a grant to the National Lottery Community Fund government will match donations … Continue reading FUNDING: Govt coronavirus funding for frontline charities

VOLUNTARY: Chair of Trustees – Sunningwell School of Art

Chair of Trustees: Sunningwell School of Art, Oxfordshire      Voluntary Are you interested in being part of an exciting, creative thinking art school? We are looking for a new Chair of Trustees to help steer its future direction together alongside our enthusiastic directors and trustees. Sunningwell School of Art, in the delightful village of … Continue reading VOLUNTARY: Chair of Trustees – Sunningwell School of Art

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