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Buttercup Run Sponsorship 31 May 2018

Contribution to sponsorship of Buttercup Run fundraising for YoCO

Cultural and Recreational Events 16 Nov 2018

We are organising a recreational, social and cultural event on Saturday 13 April 2019. The event is important for the community cohesiveness, recreational purposes, educational awareness and to maintain our culture and traditions.

Family room sensory resources & 2019 Family Triathlon 16 Nov 2018

This application is for 2 much needed areas of our work, the first is to enhance our offer to families who have children with additional needs. There are a growing number of families who have children with additional needs in South Oxford and Oxford city. The family room offers monthly open access drop-in sessions for these families to come for moral support from volunteers who themselves have children with additional needs, advice on their child’s condition from visiting professionals, introduction to BSL and a safe place to bring their child to play if they aren’t at school. The grant money will be spent on indoor sensory resources and a black-out den. The den will provide a quiet space for children to explore their senses through lights and textures. The bubble wall, accessory kit and bean bags will be used with the den. The second part of our application is for help towards costs of putting on our second family triathlon event in 2019 which we hope will be bigger and raise more funds than the triathlon held on 1st July 2018. We are seeking funding to cover costs for Insurance, First aider and park fees plus 10 hours of administration time for the project co-ordinator as this support is in addition to her usual role. On 1st July 2018, our first community family triathlon was very successful with over 130 parents and children taking part, raising over £6000 before costs of putting on the event. Running the event entails costs such as insurance, first-aiders, park hire & publicity. This year our costs totalled over £870. Funds raised go towards Tuesday sessions in South Oxford Family Room. These professionally run sessions provide weekly support for breastfeeding and wellbeing for mums with newborn and young children and their families. Tuesday sessions are free, inclusive, and take place a stone's throw from the city centre.

Support for CBM UK 06 Dec 2018

Request from donor to support work of CBM UK.

Amount: £625
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: CBM UK

Easington Allotment Association 25 Jul 2013

Secure on-site storage unit for all the equipment we currently use to run events.

Cheney Over 50's Club 17 Apr 2013

Public service provision support service for elderly, education, travel and gardening.

Didcot TRAIN Youth Project 17 Apr 2013

Two new goals for the project whilst we are outdoors in the summer.

Friends of Florence Park 17 Apr 2013

Marquee or portable shelter and chairs for the elderly of the community to come along to events

Funding for Bicester Widows Club 27 Apr 2015

Subsidise all trips, lunches, Christmas events etc.

Oxford Conservation Volunteers New Tools Project 09 Dec 2015

We will buy tools to enable volunteers to enhance green spaces in Oxfordshire and provide training and skills to improve employability.

Quest camp 2015 27 Apr 2015

Hire of a marquee and a van to transport to and from camp.

Berinsfield Information & Volunteer Centre - Office Refurbishment 14 Apr 2015

Redecorating, refurbishing advice offices and office equipment

Girls Group ; Project on - going..Funding 15 Apr 2015

To purchase art and craft materials and to help with the volunteer expenses

Group Trailer Project 27 Apr 2015

Purchase trailer box for scouting activities

Training Oxford Conservation Volunteers in Traditional Countryside Management Skills 27 Apr 2015

3 training days to cover coppicing, hedge-laying and dry-stone walling.

ACT Employment Project 11 May 2016

ACT Employment Project

To continue existing work 30 Jun 2017

The major expenditure for which the grant is required :- subsidised coach outings ie. canal cruise, steam railway trips, visit a City Cathedral, Museum - subsidised speakers (non-political) covering public and support services, education, travel, history, entertainers, films. Members pay a weekly subscription which has been supplemented in the past by a grant. These non-profit social activities are very popular and keep everyone fit and active both in mind and body

Getting out and active 01 Aug 2017

We are the largest and most progressive seniors group in the rural area between Banbury, Oxford, Bicester and Chipping Norton. We want to be able to subsidise trips to the theatre at Milton Keynes, a trip to Birmingham to visit the Frankfurt Christmas Market and provide a Christmas dinner for a minimum of 90 members to include entertainment. Because our members, all over 60 years young, most in their late 70's or 80's, live in an isolated, rural location, and most of them do not have access to a car, we will enable them to experience something that otherwise they almost certainly would not. I have secured 45 seats at The MK Theatre for the annual pantomime at a cost of £20 for each seat in the stalls and the coach cost is £450. A similar charge will be made for the coach hire to Birmingham and a two-course Christmas dinner will work out at £15 per head. The total cost of these three activities is over £3,000 but we have been fund-raising by means of raffles and jumble sales to help with the cost of these and other activities throughout the year. You will see by our annual accounts that our outlay is significant and with our own fund-raising and the occasional grant the club can keep a cushion of one year's expenses which is considered to be good financial practice.

Amount: £500
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: The Valentine Club

Bridging Donnington Over 50s IT Project 06 Oct 2017

Bridging Donnington Over 50s group is a weekly local community project run by Donnington Tenants and Residents Association (DTRA). We support around 50 of Donnington’s most vulnerable older residents to get out their homes to socialise at the Donnington Community Centre. The project was started six years ago to improve the lives of the many older people living alone in Donnington who need company. It was a Comic Relief funded project with Age UK. Three of our group members are over 90 years old. Weekly meetings include two hours of IT mentoring and support to older residents by IT peer-mentors, so that highly vulnerable people without IT skills or knowledge can go online, work on documents, email, facebook, skype with family or friends, or share photos. Two IT volunteer mentors are on hand each week to help with IT issues, including for those who bring their own computers or smart phones. Five years ago we received donated recycled laptops from Oxford City Council but they have all stopped working, hence this application. Having some equipment would enable us to draw in local people who don't have their own equipment. Participants also importantly benefit from ‘tea and chat’ with others, which is at the heart of the weekly sessions, as a way to interact and improve wellbeing. We partner with Age UK volunteers to help with mobility issues. We also partner with Donnington Community Association who have installed and maintain wifi at the community centre for the project. The area of Donnington is sometimes called ‘Oxford’s forgotten estate’ because it resides between well-off Iffley Fields and the more deprived Rose Hill. Donnington is a community in a process of change, housing people from many countries, including newcomers and long-stay residents and tenants, many of which are vulnerable older people. The estate includes a number of vulnerable housing for older people which we identified during our ‘Better Donnington’ consultation survey in 2014 to identify local needs; this improved our outreach to include people from different cultures in the Over 50’s group. The community consultation and survey was funded by a Big Society grant. When we replace our equipment we expect the same numbers to join us as did during the project funded by Comic Relief. That is half a dozen people every Tuesday, with some turnover as people leave having mastered what they want to do with their devices and new people join. Each person came to the IT sessions for 4 weeks or more. So during over a year, 40 to 70 people will benefit. In the short term, we can record when a participant masters a computer or Internet function, step by step. This can be as simple as making a video call to a grandchild or as complicated as editing a book. Each week the volunteers will make a list of tasks achieved, initialled by the participants. The next level is a list of things that the participants have been able to achieve making use of the technology they have mastered. This will be collected as a series of stories, either written or recorded interviews every few weeks. Finally, twice a year will survey all the people who have participated in the IT sessions, asking them to reflect on what worked and what didn't. This will be an online survey to reach those who have left together with a paper version handed out during Tuesday morning.

Replacement of old, inefficient double oven and hob 24 May 2018

Running a lunch club once a month and coffee mornings in the Hall to reduce the feelings of isolation.