- Total grants
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- Largest award
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- Earliest award date
- 10 Mar 1998
- Latest award date
- 03 Aug 2017
A grant to The South West Theatre Company for Providing Free Informal Educational Experiences for Young People in Camelford
A grant to Rideout (Creative Arts for Rehabilitation) for Inside the Architecture - process of consultation to build new creative prisons
Training & Development 18 Apr 2016
This grant will enable trustees, staff and volunteers to access a range of training & professional development opportunities to ensure that the quality of service of family support that we offer is maintained.
Bereavement Support Groups 18 Apr 2016
We need funding to cover the costs of training volunteers to facilitate Bereavement Support Groups. These costs cover the trainer's fee, room hire, stationery (papers, pens, folders etc), refreshments, administrative costs.
ROSE HILL JUNIOR YOUTH CLUB (JYC) 18 Apr 2016
We wish to extend our current Saturday morning football sessions into a multi-sport session for ages 10 yrs +, run with our partners Youth Ambition. Offering an exciting range of active games DodgeBall/Tchoukball/QuickCricket, this session will encourage children/young people to engage in enjoyable, fun physical activity rather than being sedentary at home. Alongside the sports/games we will offer everyone – parents included - a healthy, freshly prepared tasty lunch, cooked/served by local people using surplus food from charities FareShare and Oxford Food Bank. Our experience shows that this is a winning combination and a great way to bring the community together.
Continue and grow ActivEyes project 14 Nov 2016
In 2015, Oxfordshire Association for the Blind set up a group called ActivEyes. Run predominantly by volunteers, it offers an exciting opportunity for anyone over the age of 18 with a visual impairment and living in Oxfordshire to take part in some challenging activities, with the aim of improving their health and mental well-being and building self-confidence. The core activities of the group are: Twice a month cycling event at Horspath running track. Undertaken with the support of tandem riders and trained volunteers. Due tot he popularity of this group we have purchased two tandem bikes and are keen to expand this service further. Once a month tennis with specially trained coaches in Abingdon Once a month sailing at Farmoor Reservoir Once a month social outing at the pub Occasional walks (usually ending with a pub trip) Games evenings with board games and group games Activities the group have also expressed an interest in include: Rock Climbing More cycling events Goalball Botcha Punting In just over year the group has gone from strength to strength, 15 of our current 53 members attend every social gathering, while others just attend for the acttvities they are interested in. Many of the members are now socialising together out side the ActivEyes group and it is wonderful to see this expansion of the group, to see them having so much fun, making new friends and support networks. We ant to ensure this group can both continue to operate and to grow.
Young Trustees Programme 08 Nov 2016
Student placement as 'visiting trustees'We want to place 20 students as 'visiting trustees' in local charity boards. The grant will go towards running a pilot programme between July 2016 and October 2017, providing 20 students with individual placements. The pilot will include student and host organisation recruitment, training for visiting trustees and ongoing support. Each Young Trustee will be required to complete a governance-based project that will have a lasting impact after they have left. The programme will end with a celebration event to promote the programme more widely, highlight individual student experiences on the scheme and bring student and community groups together.
Training sessions for champions 14 Nov 2016
The grant would help to develop our team of 25 Champions with learning disabilities. The Champion's work is core to what we do and what we are about; making sure that people with learning disabilities have a voice and that their views are taken seriously by wider society. The project supports and empowers people with learning disabilities (Champions) to better engage with and influence decision makers and hold them to account through meetings, consultations, lobbying and campaigning. The Champions serve on board (e..g. Thames Valley Police Independent Advisory Board) and attend consultations and meetings (e.g. local authority performance scrutiny) in their efforts to improve services. Funding from Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) and Comic relief supports the Champions to make a real difference in this day to day work to help marginalised people with learning disabilities to be less subject to discrimination from public attitudes, laws, policies and services. Champions also campaign for the rights of themselves and others with a learning disability; to make services more accessible, support more available, and their views taken more seriously by professionals and the general public. Through their participation in campaigns on topics such as hate crime, health checks, and benefits, Champions are able to influence policy and increase their confidence to speak up. Funding from the Co-op would support 40 x weekly two hour sessions of "People's Political Economy" where a paid session worker (Joel Lazarus, an Independent Social Research Foundation research fellow at the Department of Politics and International Studies, Warwick University) would help them to gain a greater understanding of and to develop their skills in the political, economic, lobbying, influencing and campaigning landscape.