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Volunteers’ Week – OCVA online sessions for groups on recruitment of volunteers 2nd and 4th June

Online workshops for community organisations and Mutual Aid Groups. (All sessions will be held online using Zoom) Tuesday 02/06/2020         1.00pm - 2.00pm This session will focus on helping groups to find out how OCVA can support you to recruit volunteers. It will cover: How to develop attractive and engaging volunteer adverts and … Continue reading Volunteers’ Week – OCVA online sessions for groups on recruitment of volunteers 2nd and 4th June

FUNDING: Family Fund – Grants for children with special educational needs and disabilities

The Family Fund supports families with children that have complex needs and disabilities through grants for vital equipment to make their lives easier while implementing social distancing measures, including computers, specialist equipment and educational toys. £10 million of the total has been committed specifically in response to the unique difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic, … Continue reading FUNDING: Family Fund – Grants for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Volunteers Week – information on the national and local campaign June 1st – 7th

National Volunteers’ Week takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Although it’s more important than ever to recognise and support volunteers, the national campaign has decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with many … Continue reading Volunteers Week – information on the national and local campaign June 1st – 7th

JSNA: Change in unemployment data between March and April 2020

A new JSNA Bitesize is now available on Oxfordshire Insight showing the change in unemployment data for Oxfordshire and districts between March 2020 and April 2020. Between March 2020 and April 2020, the number of claimants of unemployment benefits in Oxfordshire increased from 6,655 to 12,240, an increase of 5,600 or 84%.  This was above … Continue reading JSNA: Change in unemployment data between March and April 2020

JOB VACANCY: Charity of Thomas Dawson, East Oxford – General Manager (p/t)

Role summary: The Charity The Charity of Thomas Dawson originated in 1521 when Thomas Dawson left land in trust for the benefit of St Clement’s Church, Oxford and its parishioners. Today the Charity owns more than 20 properties in the parish with a value of around £13million. The Charity exists to generate income (around £500,000 … Continue reading JOB VACANCY: Charity of Thomas Dawson, East Oxford – General Manager (p/t)

FUNDING: Antonio Carluccio Foundation – grants for organisations working to feed those in need during COVID 19

  Antonio established The Foundation before he died. Amongst his core objectives was the idea to support hospitality related training and development, to promote a better understanding of food origins and nutrition and to make direct support available for organisations working to feed those in need. Coronavirus makes the need in some of these areas … Continue reading FUNDING: Antonio Carluccio Foundation – grants for organisations working to feed those in need during COVID 19

FUNDING: JACK Radio Group – Funding advertising campaigns on JACK Oxfordshire radio stations

An £100k advertising fund has been created by the JACK Radio Group to reward and support organisations in Oxford who have made a positive impact in the county during the Covid-19 pandemic. Local organisations will benefit from advertising campaigns worth either £10k, £5k or £2.5k, to run across Oxfordshire stations JACKfm, JACK2 and JACK3 throughout … Continue reading FUNDING: JACK Radio Group – Funding advertising campaigns on JACK Oxfordshire radio stations

FUNDING: Resourcing Racial Justice Fund – to support People of Colour affected by COVID-19

We aim to provide financial support to organisations, community and grassroots groups that are working to redress the impact of COVID-19 and beyond on those who identify as POC (which includes other terms such as BAME, racialised people, black indigenous, people of colour BIPOC). We understand that many POC experience crisis on a daily basis … Continue reading FUNDING: Resourcing Racial Justice Fund – to support People of Colour affected by COVID-19