Local community organisation’s Coronavirus response
Updated 21 April 2020
In response to the current rapidly changing situation, we’re seeing some incredible work being done to support vulnerable residents across the district and wish to thank you for your ongoing efforts.
The links on this page are to help share some of services and grants available to support local voluntary organisations and the wider community. We are already working with Oxfordshire All In, a county wide website listing all community response groups to COVID-19 in Oxfordshire. The links below are just a small selection of what is available in our district. Please also refer to other sections of the council’s website for help for individuals in need during this crisis, and staying safe.
If you have information about local services or groups, contact the Community Support team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Local support and advice
Providing free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives.
- Tel: 03444 111 444
Available and a single point of contact for any dementia related concerns, anyone may call the Team of Dementia Advisers who are available for just a listening ear along with local advice and practical support.
- Tel: 01865 410210 Monday – Friday 9-6 pm
Age UK Oxfordshire has launched a new, free of charge telephone support service offering advice and assistance to older people concerned during this time.
- Tel: 01865 411 288 to leave your name and contact number. A member of their team will then ring you back as soon as they are able during normal working hours.
OAB offers advice, information and support for anyone with a visual impairment. They are not running any face to face services but will be providing telephone and email support for anyone who has a visual impairment.
- Tel: 01865 725595 / 07936 341444
- Email: email@example.com
A free and confidential service to survivors who are dealing with the effects of sexual violence, and to anyone who is supporting them.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverside Counselling Service is offering online/telephone counselling and a telephone drop in service in response to Covid-19.
- Tel: 01491 876670
- Email: email@example.com
South Oxfordshire Food and Education Academy (SOFEA)
SOFEA is expanding its Community Larder network to provide free groceries to as many people as possible.
Funding for organisations involved with COVID-19 response
South and Vale COVID response councillor grants
Every Councillor has up to £2,000 to make discretionary grant payments to community groups and other appropriate organisations that are directly responding to the Coronavirus pandemic in their ward. Please contact your district councillor directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Resilience grants from Oxfordshire Community Foundation
The aim of the grants are to not only give immediate relief to respond better, they are also our way of ensuring the local voluntary sector recovers stronger.. https://oxfordshire.org/resilience-fund-overview/
Sovereign Housing COVID response grants
Sovereign currently have funding available on the Good Exchange, including one grant scheme focusing on the response to COVID-19. https://app.thegoodexchange.com/funders/10874/sovereign-housing-association
Other grants for organisations
Last reviewed: 28 - 04 - 2020