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Grant to Abingdon Eagles Basketball Club 14 Dec 2018

Funding will be used to purchase a new electronic scoreboard

Donation to Hospice 12 Jun 2018

Contribution to hospice running costs

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

STRIVE: stepping stones to employment 20 Dec 2018

Aspire would like to launch a new physical activity engagement project in Oxfordshire, known as STRIVE: sport, training & recovery into volunteering, education and employment. This project will target the areas of greatest deprivation across the county and will use sports and physical activity as an essential stepping stone into further, sustainable engagement. it will have a particular focus on engaging young people NEET and offenders leaving custody, integrating with our successful Through the Prison Gate and Unlocking Potential in young people projects, insg physical activity and positive role modelling as tools to break their respective cycles of disadvantage. This project will also include the launch of Oxfordshire's first ever Gym Bus as a key aspect of project delivery. We are requesting £15,000 match funding to realise this ambition.

Amount: £3,500
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Aspire
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District

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)

First Steps Second Steps Community Garden Programme 26 Nov 2018

We will spend the grant in the following ways: Regular horticultural assistance at each Tuesday session, working alongside the teacher and a volunteer, to guide the work in the garden to positive outcomes and help the students with vocabulary and learning Occasional trips out to local sites of garden and wildlife interest - the University Arboretum, The Oxford Botanic Garden, Whytham Woods, Kew Gardens. Occasional workshops with local artists: Drawing from Nature; Photography from Nature; Storytelling from Nature Cooking and food preparation workshops, using food grown and harvested in the garden, supplemented with bought-in food Wildlife workshops looking at the wildlife in the garden and how we can protect it Materials and tools for the horticultural and wildlife work - gardening gloves for each student, seeds and seedlings, bird food and materials for making bird feeders.

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

The M Word / 11-16yrs Street Dance 20 Feb 2019

According to the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation, 10 of Oxford's 83 neighbourhood areas ('Super Output Areas') are among the 20% most deprived areas in England. These areas, which are in Blackbird Leys, Rose Hill and Barton areas of the city, experience multiple levels of deprivation – low skills, low incomes and relatively high levels of crime. Funding will contribute to the long-term sustainability of this project and secure delivery of weekly dance sessions (11-16yrs) in Blackbird Leys for another academic year. It will also enable this project to expand to include weekly sessions in Wood Farm, as well as offer taster sessions in local secondary schools as a way to promote the project. This will allow us to reach more vulnerable young people with mental health issues because the programme increases their access to exercise. The full break down of the grant is listed later. However, the grant will cover, a lead street dance tutor and youth dance leaders, project management cost (liaising with external partners, mentoring youth dance leaders and evaluating the project), marketing costs & space hire.

Amount: £4,000
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Body Politic
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District

TeaBooks 20 Feb 2019

The grant will be spent in four ways: • To contribute to the ongoing cost of the part-time project manager who will continue to support the TeaBooks groups already running in the areas of highest need (Wantage, Didcot, Abingdon and Bicester). This role includes liaising with settings, training and supporting the volunteer group leaders, updating the handbook, organising networking sessions and running specific training as required (eg. how to make groups more dementia friendly), as well as researching new settings and recruiting new volunteers as required, prioritising new groups in areas of highest need as identified in the 2018 Analysis • To trial the use of tablet computers to help those with failing eyesight to access e-books and e-audio books, as the Oxfordshire County Council library stock of physical large print and audio books decreases every year. • To expand the social activities of the groups to include visits to local Oxfordshire literary festivals and other place of interest, including transport and tickets as necessary • To train the TeaBooks volunteer group leaders to signpost participants to other local activities and services as appropriate.

Amount: £4,625
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Bookfeast
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District

Grant to Brace 31 May 2018

Beard Charitable Trust donation

Amount: £2,466
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Brace
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol

Helping people with mental health problems into employment and voluntary work 26 Nov 2018

creating an environment where service users are welcomed, interact with others (users, staff and volunteers) and are able to us their time at Bridewell to maximum effect in terms of their recovery from mental ill-health.

Grant to Charlbury Pre-School 14 Dec 2018

Funding will be used to fund the training of two volunteers to facilitate their 'Freedom' programme

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

Grant to Cornucopia 14 Dec 2018

Funding will be used to support the purchase of a trailer which is designed to transport the floor on which the group performs their dance routines.

Amount: £1,890
Funder: Oxfordshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Cornucopia

50 together 20 Feb 2019

The grant will bring together the strengths, experience and resources of Cutteslowe Community Association and those of People in Action by providing a new and dynamic service for those aged 50+ who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. It will provide two part-time paid coordinators to work with partner organisations and others ncluding Age UK Oxfordshire, beneficiaries and volunteers to establish and grow a new meeting and sharing point through the provision of a social cafe club for the over 50's experiencing social isolation and to also work with the very elderly and those needing a more structured approach with activities organised on their behalf. As well as providing a new social base for regular meetings and events the project will work alongside other new planned initiatives such as our Eat, Grow and Cook Project and our work with Good Food Oxford and the LEAP Project for older men and our developing Good Neighbour Scheme to develop new aspects of service which are beneficiary led. The grant will also be used to address the very real challenges posed in Cutteslowe by the lack of public transport by providing the means for those with mobility problems to engage fully with the project.