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OCA Big Community Holiday Lunch We have only one wish this Christmas – to host a big celebration for all our community …

Parents/carers who have children with diabetes – this one’s for you! Our friend Ella at No Vice Ice CIC is running an …

On December 25, it’s Christmas. But do you know what’s on November 25? Waste2Taste CIC‘s Pay-As-You-Feel Community lunch! Come join us anytime …

Sponsors Needed

SPONSORS NEEDED We are looking for corporate and individual sponsors for our next charity football tournament. This December, a dozen teams will …

Last week, our collaborative project the OX4 Food crew received an Oxfordshire COVID-19 pandemic hero award from the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, …

Community Hiking Group

Community hiking group Looking for a way to stay active this autumn and winter that also supports your community? We’ve got something …

Back To School Fun

Is there a better way to round off our half-term program than with a party? We didn’t think so either! And so, …

Half Term Program

As part of our half-term program, children in our communities got to visit Oxford City Farm last Thursday and make some fresh …

Thanks all

Thank you to all the amazing mothers, fathers, and community members who made our BAME maternity event such a fantastic success! Thank …

REMINDER: This is happening TOMORROW! Our very own Omotunde Coker, a wholehearted, amazingly talented community researcher has organised this event for Black …

New Generation Of Bakers

The Great British Bake Off – watch out, a new generation of bakers has arrived! As part of our school holiday program, …

We are sooo excited to share this event with you Our very own Omotunde Coker, a wholehearted, amazingly talented community researcher has …

Thanks Ben!

Seeing Ben from the Oxford I.T. Bank is always such a treat! This time, Christmas came early for a few young people …

Half Term Activities

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES Time for some great news: In a revival of the hugely successful OCA summer holiday program, we will be …

Thank You Volunteers

All our projects only succeed because of the energy and commitment of our volunteers. So when volunteers come not only once, but …

Thank You Asharaf

It’s been more quiet here than usual, we know. But don’t be fooled by the silence – our volunteers are still working …

Free Scouts Taster Sessions

FREE SCOUTS TASTER SESSIONS We have partnered up with the Scouts to offer free taster sessions this Thursday, 6.00 pm – 8.30 …

Willowbrook Farm

Two Sundays ago, we took 50 children and 16 adults for a day trip to our amazing friends at Willowbrook Farm in …

On Monday, we took 120 children and 40 parents to Flo’s – The Place in the Park for the OX4 Food Crew’s …

Summer Holiday Program

We’ve regularly had over 120 children join our summer holiday program & a ton of fun has been had. We’re running for …

Our summer holiday program is the work of so many people. Without all of you contributing, this community effort would not be …

On Monday, our communities had a great time at Flo’s – The Place in the Park for this summer’s first Pay-As-You Feel …

OCA Cup

Last weekend’s OCA Cup was an absolute blast. Thank you to all the supporters, referees, players, team managers, and everyone else who …

Tomorrow, we’re holding the second Oxford Community Action Cup of this year. Will the London-based Hilltop Team again win the trophy? Or …

Do you need help with childcare in the summer school holidays? Do you have children aged 8-19 who love music & arts, …

More laptops for our children from the Oxford I.T. Bank (https://www.oxforditbank.com/). We appreciate the support, Ben and team! Are those golden curtains …

Zaid Supermarket

Zaid supermarket at 78a Cowley Road has been supporting us with donations every week. Thank you, Yasin and team! We love businesses …

Thank You

A massive thank you to Shabnam for donating eleven gift bags to children in our communities a few weeks ago. The smiles …

‘We started OCA as a group, but now we have become a family.’ We could go on and on about how inspiring …

‘Have you, your family or friends used interpreters for health and care appointments or treatments?’ Our friends at Healthwatch Oxfordshire want to …

Laptops

Do you remember our post in April about our program to distribute laptops and tablets to school children in our communities? That’s …

Thank You

ARK T We were so delighted to have had the Lord Mayor of Oxford City Council , Cllr Mark Lygo visiting arktoxford …

Silver Sponsors

Our silver sponsors have been incredibly generous with their contributions to the 2021 OCA Cup and we’d like to give them a …

Our third and final gold sponsors will be familiar to most of you. Thank you so much, Oxfordshire County Council for your …

OCA Cup

A huge thank you also to the second gold sponsors of the 2021 OCA cup, our friends at the Angus Irvine Playing …

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank our wonderful tournament sponsors. They not only helped us make the tournament …

Big thank you also to the community institution that is Comie’s Caribbean Grill for setting up stall at our tournament, feeding all …

We would like to thank Karen Webb and Banjo Malcolm from the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust for running the vaccination clinic …

2021 OCA Cup

Congratulations to the London-based Hilltop team for bringing home the 2021 OCA trophy. In a hard fought tournament, they came out the …

And we’re off Spectators welcome all day, and especially between 6 and 7 pm for the final. Also, don’t forget our vaccination …

TOMORROW – 2021 OCA CUP FOOTBALL: 10 am – 7 pm Final: 6-7 pm VACCINATIONS: 11 am – 4 pm @ Oxford …

Only four few more days until the 2021 OCA Cup. We are so excited! Did you see our previous post about the …

GET VACCINATED AT THE OCA CUP We promised you another big news, and here it is. We have partnered with Healthwatch Oxfordshire, …

OXFORD COMMUNITY ACTION CUP We are finally able to share with you two pieces of very, very exciting news. First of all: …

Free Palestine

Oxford Community Action marched along thousands today in solidarity with all Palestinians living and dying under Israeli occupation. #FreePalestine #EndOccupationNow

Thank You Ishtyak

We’re thankful for ….Ishtyak! When Ishtyak finished school in 2020, she had not expected to spend her gap year at home in …

Last week was mental health awareness week. Talking about our mental health can be very difficult. It is often especially taboo in …

Eid Mubarak

Eid mubarak to all. This Eid, we stand in solidarity with all our siblings in Palestine. We are angry and deeply disturbed …

Thank You Shabnam

Thank you, Shabnam, for this amazingly generous contribution to our Ramadan efforts. JazakAllah for your kindness We’re so grateful we were able …

Thanks Angie

This week’s shift was an emotional one as we said goodbye (for now!) and many thanks to one of our longest-standing volunteers. …

It’s not every day that someone contacts us saying they believe in our direction and wish to support our operations financially, but …

Another week, another 500 food deliveries made. We’re so thankful to all our amazing volunteers for making this happen, week in, week …

In September, we were given a new home when we were welcomed into the Ark-T family. Thank you so much to Emi …

We recently received a generous donation of eight laptops and a tablet for children in our communities. A huge thank you to …

Amazing Volunteers

We are so proud of our volunteers Mujahid Hamidi, Ahmed Hassan, Motaz Ezaldin and Muhammad Ali for passing their driving assessments with …

We love people who care about food security. Shout out to the Oxford Brookes University Security team for their support over the …

Ramadan Mubarak from OCA to all of you. Today, we’d like to invite you to join us in supporting local families this …

Over Easter, Diversity Football League ran holiday activities for children in our communities. We hope everyone involved had as much fun as …

Thank You Catherine

We’re thankful for ….. Catherine! Catherine is an OCA pillar. For months, she has been showing up every Wednesday with her close …

A Special Visit

This week we were delighted to receive a special visit from Amanda Ponsonby, the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, and Brian Buchan, Vice …

Thanks Imad

We’re thankful for …. Imad Imad joined the OCA family in January, when he first came to volunteer while home from university. …

VOLUNTEERS AND DRIVERS NEEDED (Please help us spread the word) We love our team as much as our communities. And as the …

Another week, another 520 food parcels. The OCA train keeps on rolling We try to serve our communities where we can. So …

Amazing Amal

We’re grateful for … Amal! Amal recently joined our Wednesday team. With her joyous attitude and infectious smile (it shines through the …

We’re thankful for… Prince! Prince is one of our faithful drivers for the Nigerian community. An active member of NICCOX, Prince became …

OCA Needs You

OCA needs you! As we keep on expanding, we have reached a point where we are finding it difficult to keep our …

Incredible Donation

Two weeks ago, we were incredibly humbled to receive a very special £205 donation from members of the Nepalese community. Thank you …

We’re proud to share with you ‘We Will Swallow Our Words Back Down’, a report on the wellbeing views of Oxford’s new …

Oxford Community Action acknowledges the tremendous support we have received this Summer from Azul Corcoran Strong and Leonard Sackey in their roles …

When we started our emergency food distribution service, we didn’t anticipate how quickly our operations would grow. We started off serving just …

#BlackLivesMatter – Oxford Community Action stand in solidarity with all those demonstrating and protesting as part of the #Black Lives Matter Movement …

After our recent post on “Redefining Charity“, which highlighted the need to view and treat the situation at hand holistically rather than …

When we established Oxford Community Action, we had received a couple comments asking us why there was a need for yet another …

When donating to a plethora of culturally diverse communities, one must take into account the differing dietary needs, otherwise, we risk rejection …

One of our duties is to ensure that the new and emerging BAME communities in Oxford have the means to live through …

Healthwatch Oxfordshire and Oxford Community Action have worked together to make sure that new and emerging communities have access to trusted and …

We support all the communities in Oxford during this pandemic. So this bulk order of food was distributed amongst over 40 families. …

Wellbeing – you and your community East Oxford United Football Club, Oxford Community Action Project (in collaboration with East Timorese Community,  Pakistani …

Oxford Community Action teamed up with Diversity Football League, East Oxford United FC and Healthwatch Oxfordshire to research how BAME communities access …

  Our lovely volunteers joined forces once again to raise money to purchase raw ingredients to be distributed to families facing hardship …