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Paul Hamlyn Foundation
London Borough of Southwark
Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Cherwell District
£500 - £1,000


Future Impact 26 Mar 2019

This project will enable Anjali to maximise the benefits of new opportunities and existing resources to support the organisation's core work and to create a stronger, sustainable and more resilient charity going forward that is an international leader in its field.

Volunteer Recruitment 26 Nov 2018

This grant would cover costs to the charity of recruitment, training, resourcing, and support for one year 30 new volunteers who would support at least 90 children during the year

Out and about 10 Aug 2018

Reduce the cost of transport and therefore enable participation on three garden visits.

Banbury & District Community Bus Project 12 Feb 2019

To help support the early years play sessions and afterschool support club that we currently offer. This grant would enable us to purchase much needed resources to facilitate new play experiences as well as replacing our much used and broken equipment. To help to stimulate the children’s learning, self-expression, communication and importantly interaction with others we would be looking to purchase: : Sensory equipment – to help develop important sensory motor skills, stimulate crucial senses, and promote sensory integration : Language & Literacy Support – this will help to build verbal skills in young children by offering playful interactive experiences. The resources will allow plenty of opportunities for speaking and listening, young children need exposure to printed materials to develop a rich understanding on how to use words correctly. : Outdoor Activities – enables children to enjoy the natural environment and learn to seek out exercise, fresh air and activity. Outdoor play develops disposition for the outdoors, for physical activity, and for care of the environment. : Early Mathematics – stimulate a natural learning for early mathematics as well as numeracy it will help develop skills to problem solving, understanding shapes and spatial awareness : Preparation and support for School Readiness – helping to teach skills e.g. toileting , dressing themselves, appropriate behaviour, confidence and self esteem, turn taking and sharing, sitting still as well as language and literacy skills. : Environment / Natural World – learning to respect and show appreciation for the natural environment, Explore living and non-living things, appreciate changes to their environment.

Grant to Banbury Cross Explorer Scout Unit 14 Dec 2018

Funding will be used to support the salary costs of  a sales supervisor; the group would like to expand their opening/trading  opportunities and have found that by opening on a Saturday this allows for engagement with a wider demographic from across the town.  The group estimate that by opening on a Saturday they will have on average an further 30 - 50 visitors who will have access to information about sustainability, resourcefulness and waste reduction (especially plastics)

Making a Difference through Advice 12 Feb 2019

We would spend the money on Volunteer expenses, training and Police Check costs.

Donor Advised Grant 03 May 2018

Donor Advised grant

Grant to Bicester Green 11 Dec 2018

The school has a programme of phasing out all of its plastic storage and play resources when existing ones become unfit for purpose and replacing them with wooden alternatives.  Funding will be used to purchase a wooden water play table with accessories.

Amount: £2,000
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Bicester Green
Region: South Central
District: Cherwell District

Day Trip 12 Feb 2019

We would like to organise a Day Trip out for our members. This would involve hiring a coach to transport the members as most have no means of transport,

Cherwell Theatre Company 24 May 2018

Support a project throughout 2018 giving our young attendees the opportunity to learn through a devising process about film making and screenwriting techniques by working on short films with a professional director/cameraman/editor. During the filming young people will operate cameras, sound and lighting. They will experience editing and be part of creating a completed film. Their new skills will continue to be used in the creation of productions throughout future years; bringing new techniques and further development to our performances using their increased knowledge and experience.

Grant to Clean Slate 14 Dec 2018

Funding will be used to support the delivery of afterschool club sessions.

Amount: £1,982
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Clean Slate
Region: South Central
District: Cherwell District

Promoting the Cornhill Companions 21 Feb 2019

We would like to increase the take up of our services and achieve a greater impact in terms of how many individual people we are able to befriend and provide help to. We have an aim to increase our number of clients to 100 or more in the Banbury area. To do so, we would like to produce more publicity leaflets and distribute them more widely. Our quotes for reprinting locally are around £400.00. We would also like to advertise more widely e.g. in putting adverts in the local press, radio stations. We held stalls at events such as Banbury Show during 2018 and would like to continue to do so as an effective way of meeting potential new volunteers and the costs associated with these advertisements and events are approx. £150 per annum. We have recently completed a website to further promote our services and this has a small cost attached to running it each year, approx. £80.00. You will appreciate that our group has a number of admin tasks to complete in relation to the services we provide and in recruiting new volunteers, such as DBS checks, application forms. Training is very important too in making sure that all of our volunteers are well versed in issues such as data protection, dementia awareness and health and safety. During the last four months we have taken on a part time staff member (for no more than 3 hours per week) to help with admin and organising training. We would like to continue this arrangement, especially as it means that our volunteers' time is spent almost entirely on visiting people. To continue our training programme and with the work of a part time staff member, we would like to use approx. £600 of any grant funding that we may receive from you. During 2018 we held a tea party, inviting and treating all of our clients to afternoon tea. It was a very enjoyable event. We provided transport for those who needed it. We would like to repeat this event, or something similar, during 2019 because many of our clients said that it was a great opportunity for them to go out to a social event and chat to and make friends with other clients - we felt this was one day when we knew for certain that none of our clients was at home with no one to talk to. The cost of holding another tea party including transport is approximately £250.00. Addressing the need in our area seems to us to be a simple equation i.e. the greater the number of clients we are able to 'match up' with a volunteer who visits clients regularly and/or takes them out shopping or to a social event, the fewer the number of people in our area who are completely isolated and alone. Many of our clients to date have become known to us through word of mouth and we feel it is important for us to increase publicity and general awareness of what we can offer so that potential clients (and their neighbours and associates) can seek help from our group. We have publicised our services to social services and other voluntary groups and support services and we have taken on a number of referrals from them. Those organisations have said to us that there are many more people that they could refer to us but they are mindful of how many volunteers we have and our current capacity. We would like to increase our volunteer base as much as we can during 2019 so that we can meet the need. In addition, we are aware that there are neighbourhoods in Banbury - some with a high incidence of older people as residents - where we have few clients as yet, e.g. Bretch Hill and parts of Grimsbury - both areas with a higher than average level of deprivation. We would like to publicise our services in those areas - and seek both volunteers and clients - so that we can try and meet any needs there are in those neighbourhoods. You will know that there is a significant Polish population in Banbury and some ethnic minority groups such as the Asian and Chinese communities - we would like to publicise our services to those groups in addition to the areas that we are already working in.

Mums Supporting Mums 20 Nov 2018

Fegans parenting is staffed by women and given the huge numbers of mums affected by domestic violence and maternal mental health issues we would like to run a female only parenting programme to encourage healthy relationships, build self-esteem and improve outcomes for women and their children. The 18-week programme is: 6 weeks intensive one to one in the home looking at key issues and then 6 weeks in a group looking at parenting techniques and supports. The final 6 weeks offers volunteer opportunities in the community such as foodbank. ‘Mums Supporting Mums’ would give opportunities to learn and improve parenting techniques and to help break behavioural patterns. We know many women are isolated because of their circumstances so the opportunity to meet with others would help them to become part of the community and build social networks. The programme coordinator will identify 3 volunteers who will each work with 3 women and their families. Volunteers will be trained and supervised by Fegans safeguarding processes. 9 families are looked after during18-week cycle. We have seen lives changed and families transformed through the programme. So many of Fegans staff are mothers who we have worked with in the past and we have seen around 1/3 of participants return to volunteer in subsequent courses. Delegates can identify with the struggles our volunteers have overcome and it gives them the confidence to look at making their own changes. Beyond the immediate operation plan our goal is to enable sufferers to become supporters.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Fegans
Region: South Central
District: Cherwell District

Enhancing learning through topic-based books 24 May 2018

Topic-related workshop for the children. This would be accessible to all children, regardless of their reading abilities.

Mary Rose Museum Visit 16 Nov 2018

The grant will be spent on coach transport and entry fees to and from Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth for 45 members.

Coach Outing to Winchester Christmas Market 2018 10 Aug 2018

Grant to Group Garden Holidays

Incredible Edible Hooky 16 Nov 2018

We are a group of volunteers who live in and around Hook Norton. Our primary aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the village by encouraging people to grow and buy locally sourced produce. We transform unused/unloved areas in the village into areas where produce is cultivated by volunteers and made available for everyone to harvest. We provide opportunities for residents to grow, cook and share locally produced produce, thereby building a more sustainable future. We also provide training opportunities and skill share workshops for our volunteers and local residents. Since 2015, we have established 7 raised beds with fruits and vegetables, as well as a herbal apothecary garden. Our dedicated group of volunteers won the ‘Best New Group’ award from the Oxfordshire Voluntary & Community Awards in 2017 With a grant we want to extend one of the growing beds which has proved very popular with residents, being well looked after and building a sense of community and neighbourliness. We also want to build a new bed in a different part of the village on an unused piece of ground. We already have funding of £200 towards this project, so are reassured the site will be well looked after by residents as well as increasing the popularity of the growing beds.


Grant to Kidlington & District Information Centre

Kidlington Good Neighbour Scheme 21 Feb 2019

If successful this grant would be used towards the salary cost of our part time office co-ordinator who runs the Good Neighbour Scheme office during our weekly opening hours which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1000 - 1400 hours. This person also regularly reviews all of our organisations emails when not in the office to ensure that all requests received by email are dealt with as fast as possibke if the request deands it, When the office is unmanned we also have an answer phone to ensure that any telephone requests are followed up when the office is next open. It is essential that we have a office co-ordinator as withut this there would be no continuity of the service that we provide and we believe no alternative way of ensuring that all requests made to our Good Neighbour Scheme are fulfilled speedily and to a high standard. The salary for this person is £450 a month which equates to a total of £5,400 per year. We receive no funding from any other source to meet the cost of this salary and we would be unable to operate our God Neighbour Scheme without funding of this cost by applying for grant and hopefully being successful in receiving positive outcome. If we were successful with this grant application any funding we receive would go towards this cost. The office co-ordinator is supported by a voluntary office based person who assists for two hours at a time on a rota basis. In addition the office co-ordinator is also responsible for running the Kidlington Information Centre office which the Kidlington Good Neighbour Scheme is part of. The Information Centre provides timetables, attraction leaflets within a 50 mile radius, AGE UK Information leaflets etc. We also answer numerous requests for advice on obtaining blue badge, bus passes and various general enquiries received from the resident of Kidlington and the surrounding villages.,

OXPIP Training and Consultancy 25 Jul 2018

Establish OXPIP Training and Consultancy Services as a sustainable business enterprise: - with a national profile, contributing to OXPIP's position as a centre of excellence for parent-infant mental health and well-being. - offering a comprehensive programme of accredited trianing, awareness-raising and mentoring/consultancy for professionals -with a broad customer base including a range of organisational commissioners and purchasers -contributing to the resourcing of OXPIP's direct therapeutic services in Oxfordshire. -offering subsidised and free training places for Oxfordshire-based practitioners - contributing to research, extending the evidence-base and influencing policy and service development in the sector