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An enrichment programme for the elderly residents 27 Sep 2016

Engage more speakers.Transport costs for people who perhaps cannot leave their homes without great difficulty enabling them to come to the club.

Through the Gate 21 Dec 2016

Flow through donation from CWA International Ltd

Amount: £350
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Aspire
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District

Replacement Trees 14 Nov 2016

We have relatively modest ongoing costs, so have survived largely on our initial sponsorship. But we now have a fairly substantial repair and maintenance task for the coming year. This includes: we have lost five of our original plantings. Our overall planting was some seventy trees, so the attrition rate is not severe, but does need to be addressed. We need to replace the lost trees. We need to improve the fertility, drainage and weed control around each tree. This programme was suggested by a team from the RHS who were visiting the village. We need to improve the grass cutting and weed control and general environment of the overall site. For a single tree the cost would be minimal. But for seventy trees that small amount becomes quite a substantial figure.

Headington Festival 27 May 2016

The festival takes place over a weekend in early June. The objectives are to a) develop a sense of community b) support local charities and community groups c) improve the health and well being of residents d) to support local businesses The focus on the Saturday is on the retail centre. Typically there will be a street market, street entertainment, an arts event for children, and a shop window competition. The main event takes place in the park on the Sunday at which local groups set up stalls to raise funds, increase awareness of their projects and give out information about their activities. In addition there are sports 'taster' sessions, plus various forms of entertainment. Last year there were about 40 stalls (consisting of community groups, local charities, youth groups, information groups, conservation groups etc.) The types of entertainment include, typically, a magician, dance acts, singing, messy play, storytelling and a brass band. The Festival and most of the activities are free of charge. The festival relies on funds from local businesses and grant giving bodies. Without such financial support the festival could not run.

Football for all 08 Jun 2016

The annual membership fee of £75 is prohibitively expensive for some of the young players and their families. Each year the club offers 5 bursaries funded through its general reserves. However, as the club has grown these five bursaries are not enough to help all the young people that need our support. £750 from Oxfordshire Community Foundation would pay for the membership of 10 more young people from deprived backgrounds allowing them to play foottball at our club. The membership fees cover all equipment, team kit, pitch hire, and associated match costs.

Security Lights 23 Feb 2017

To purchase 14 LED security lights and to enhance the existing old lights.

Tea and Creativity Social Club 18 Apr 2016

The social club meets the grant's criteria because it promotes community spirit and social inclusion. It is aimed at the vulnerable and lonely in society. By encouraging creativity and community spirit we are help those in need. Our social club encourages our members to start creative projects, sewing, knitting etc whilst they have a cup of tea, biscuits and meet people. All are welcome.

Jacari 18 Apr 2016

£1080 pays for five months' rent of our volunteer hub. Our tenancy at the Oxford Hub is vital to the operation of Jacari, as it allows us to book rooms for our fundraising meetings and weekly volunteer training sessions, gives us a library where we store teaching resources for volunteers to use in their lessons, acts as a focal point for support where volunteers can drop in to ask the Coordinator questions and come for their DBS check, and enables us to easily collaborate with the other organisations sharing the space.

Amount: £1,000
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Jacari
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District

Defibrillators for the Cricklade community 24 Oct 2016

Defibrillators for the Cricklade community

Community Market 27 May 2016

East Oxford Farmers' and Community Market is a thriving community resource, delivering a weekly Saturday market at East Oxford primary School with an average of 18 weekly stalls visited by over 600 local people each week. The market is managed largely by volunteers, and has been set up by and for the community. We are celebrating our tenth anniversary this year, and our aim in doing so is to strengthen our links with the school and the local community it serves. The school is at the heart of an ethnically diverse area, with one-third of residents from an ethnic group other than White British. it serves a diverse community. 80% of its 295 pupils come from a very wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Around 70% of pupils speak English as an additional language and 30 different languages are spoken. The largest group of pupils in the school comes from a Pakistani heritage (26%). This diversity is not yet reflected within the market community despite the wide range of food stalls from different cultures. We see our tenth anniiversary as an opportunity to address that. We want to present pupils at the school with some of our market values: eating healthy local food; running local small businesses; using creative skills and managing house-hold finances. We plan to: - run key stage related market themed activities. The paid facilitator will bring in crates of market wares and pupils will role play different market activities, developing their maths and english skills. The market's tenth anniversary celebrations will be introduced in the second session: younger pupils will make triangles of bunting using creative techniques (we need to buy craft materials) whilst older pupils will design celebratory mugs for the markets cafe. - designs will be judged by community members at a special showcase market day in June 2016. The winning designs will be printed onto 72 mugs (bought out of the grant to replace the existing mismatching and chipped mugs used for the pop up cafe. The winning designs will feature on posters and other promotional materials leading up to the tenth anniversary market in September 2016. The press and local radio will be involved in the story of the flourishing market and the pupils work to help with the celebrations. -the tenth anniversary market day int he autumn will be a celebration for the whole community. This will be a bumper market that will need publicity, with an opportunity for the school and the parents to run their own stalls. There will be music and decor including the pupils bunting. All the families of competition entrants will get free tea (served in the new mugs), juice and a slice of anniversary cake (provided from the grant). The pupils who created the winning designs will be presented with certificates, their own mugs and a basked of market goodies. -stallholder stories will be showcased throughout, as good news stories for the community and the media, and as inspiration for the pupils. Without the requested funding, we can run a celebratory tenth anniversary market but none of the engagement and publicity activities. By focusing our development around the market celebrations we provide an opportunity to reinvigorate and integrate the market and school community for the next ten years.

Hire for HS Carers Event 20 Jun 2016

Hire for HS Carers Event

Physical and well-being sessions for BAME women 14 Nov 2016

Sunrise Multicultural Project would like to run 10 weeks of physical sessions and 28 weeks of wellbeing sessions for BAME females int he local community, many women from the ethnic minority backgrounds are unable to participate in mainstream physical or wellbeing sessions due to language, cultural and religious restrictions. The women in the local community, which is one of the top 20 nationally recognised areas of deprivation, and also excluded from the mainstream exercise classes due to financial reasons. By running the physical and wellbeing sessions, Sunrise Multicultural Project will enable these women to take part in the weekly sessions, this will improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing, this will enable them to build their confidence and self-esteem breaking the barriers of isolation. The wellbeing sessions will include domestic abuse awareness, empowering them to challenge abusive behaviour, healthy relationships, drug awareness confidence building, including knowing their legal rights and obligations. Most of the target group speak little English, have low levels of education and are unaware of their legal rights. Many are kept at home virtual prisoners, unable to go out without permission from family. They do not use statutory services, have no support networks, fearing to speak out about abuse because of the pressure to stay silent perpetuated by cultural beliefs of shame and honour within families. The wellbeing sessions will include healthy cooking sessions, tips on low cost cooking, with the physical sessions this will enable the women to lead healthy lives, and support a healthy lifestyle for their families.

Continuing Existing Work 27 May 2016

We are applying for a grant to help with the running costs for the food bank for 2016/17. We have been fortunate until recently to have the use of a warehouse facility - free of charge - for storage of the large amount of donated food which we need in order to maintain and operate the food bank. Due to unforeseen circumstances this arrangement has come to an abrupt end with the result that we have had to find an alternative solution. We have decided to purchase a portacabin which will be located on the same site as our distribution venue and which will be much more efficient. However, the purchase and set up of this facility means that funds which we would normally expect to be be available for our running cots:- director's salary, car, rental of the distribution venue (cafe), administration etc. will be seriously depleted. The Community Emergency Food bank's service contribution towards reducing the problem of hunger in the city of Oxford and the influence it has on a number of health and crime issues. Any funds which enable this service to continue to operate effectively will make a difference.

Website Restructure and Upgrade 27 May 2016

Restructure and upgrade of the Experience Chipping Norton website as essential for the wellbeing and growth of our community organisation.

Rock School and Junior Rock School 27 May 2016

Rock School and Junior Rock School

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

Taynton Church Bell Restoration Fund 30 Mar 2017

Donation towards restoration of bells

Internet Cafe 14 Nov 2016

One new development we are looking to fund from September 2016 is an internet cafe. The internet cafe equipment will be portable and there for use in any future youth cafes which we run such as a drop in cafe, internet cafe, mobile/pop up cafe etc. in surrounding villages. We have been aware of the need to work with those young people in year 10 upwards and we are exploring the options. It is important we find a way to continue the relationship with the young people leaving year 9 so are planning a drop in cafe starting in October 2016. Volunteers staff both the projects group and the cafe and our current Cafe Manager is on loan from a local church whilst we look to employing a suitable youth worker for the current cafe and future plans. We are making an application to you to help us fund activities in the cafe, for additional equipment and the general support of young people. It currently costs around £3,000 per year to run the current cafe and we constantly work hard to ensure all money is spent wisely. This cost will increase with the provision for the older youth and also the appointment of a Cafe Manager. Now we have been running for over 3 years there is a need to purchase new equipment, supplement existing stock and undertake new activities e.g. the internet cafe.

Train the Trainer - Moving and Handling 23 Feb 2017

The grant would be used for one member of staffs training costs, their time and travel expenses. The course provider we have identified is the provider of choice of Helen and Douglas House and was chosen following an extensive tendering exercise by them. Helen and Douglas House are now in their second year of using DFH Ergonomics Ltd and are very pleased with them. There is a training course at the end of February and another in July. If successful with this application, we would send our staff member on the next available course.

Author-led Workshops 23 Feb 2017

We will deliver six author-led workshops to young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties and those who have been excluded from mainstream schools, encouraging them to enjoy reading and writing. The authors will provide bespoke workshops designed to engage hard to reach and vulnerable young people.

Refugee Film Project 01 Dec 2016

Background: In May and June 2016 Film Oxford ran taster digital workshops with young migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Oxford. In recruiting we worked closely with Oxford City College Elements, Asylum Welcome and Refugee Resource in Oxford. After a very successful project many of the group have now come back to us asking for a 'follow on' programme of advanced training and production where they want to develop their own short film idea. Project: There are two parts to The Refugee Film project. Firstly a training and production period where these young people will develop their short film script, learn advanced technical skills and go onto shoot and post produce their film - all with the support of a professional filmmaker. This will take place over 14 half day sessions (Jan - April 2017). Secondly there will be 2 public screenings in July 2017 - outdoors - in local Oxford parks (Hinksey and Bury Knowle) where their film will be screened as the support programme to a family feature film. These are popular screening events and often attract up to 500 local people. The Comic Relief grant will fund filmmaker staffing costs, equipment and venue hire for 14 half days of workshops as well as project management and evaluation and some general expenses. It will also cover the preparation of the screening master for the open air screening events. The project meets the criteria through working with a clearly disadvantaged group (migrants, refugees and asylum seekers) to reduce isolation, disadvantage and prejudice and help these young people access local services - including Film Oxford (and other work and training opportunities)