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Delicious Food Alert

DELICIOUS FOOD ALERT Curious to explore Malaysian, Algerian, Moroccan, Nigerian, Jamaican, Iraqi or Guyanese cuisine? We’ll cook it for you! Each Thursday …

Treasure Hunt Winners

TREASURE HUNT WINNERS Treasure hunts are one of the many activities the participants of our OCA holiday activities get to explore. This …

OCA HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES IS BACK! This week was the first of five weeks of fun OCA activities for kids in our community. …

Ark-T Summer Lights TOMORROW Our friends at Ark-T are hosting a summer lights festival tomorrow, Friday, July 15, 5-8 pm in their …

Ark-T Summer Lights Our friends at Ark-T are hosting a summer lights festival on Friday, July 15, 5-8 pm in their spaces …

Reminder: OXFORD AFROBEAT FESTIVAL TOMORROW Is there a better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with a community picnic to …

Somali girls’ orphanage update We recently received an exciting update from our partner project, the SheCan Makeover, Makeup and Sewing Academy in …

QUEEN’S JUBILEE MEETS AFROBEAT Is there a better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with a community picnic to Afrobeat …

A Special Visit

This Wednesday, we received a special visit from the Women’s Ministry of Reading District Church of Pentecost UK (Reading DistrictCopuk) and Oxford …

So Proud

Via Healthwatch Oxfordshire: ‘So proud of our brilliant community researchers Omotunde Coker and Nagla Ahmed who presented their work this week at …

OCA Charity Cup Summary Also on Sunday, we hosted the latest OCA Charity Cup. 16 Oxford teams took the field to compete …

We’re still FLOORED from Oxford Eid Extravaganza on Sunday. We think that around 12,000-15,000 (!!!) people joined us throughout the day. Thank …

See you tomorrow!! We look forward to celebrating Eid with all of our wonderful communities in Oxfordshire and beyond!! See you tomorrow …

9 Days Until Oxford Eid Extravaganza 2022 We cannot wait to get together with all of you to celebrate Eid next Sunday!! …

The Community Spirit

Thank you so much, Shabnam Sabir and the amazing teams at Oxford Homeless Project and Oxford University Islamic Society for a very …

The Grand Iftar

We have been waiting for weeks for tonight’s Grand Iftar, co-hosted by Oxford Homeless Project and Oxford University Islamic Society. Will you …

OCA Creativity Camp

OCA Creativity Camp Today, 20 OCA kids are embarking on an arts adventure. We can’t wait to see the amazing pieces of …

OCA EID EXTRAVAGANZA CHARITY CUP Three more weeks until the Oxford Eid Extravaganza! Are you looking for a fun way to contribute …

Women in our communities have shared their experiences with local maternity services in this short 13-minute film by Nicola Josse based on …

Last Saturday

Last Saturday, we hosted a film screening on Black Maternity Experiences in Oxford together with Healthwatch Oxfordshire. It was one of the …

Last Friday

Last Friday, all of us at OX4 Food Crew came together for a team development day. It was so lovely seeing our …

No Vice Ice CIC

Our lovely friends at No Vice Ice CIC are looking for Trainee Support and Production Manager. To find out more visit their …

Black Maternity Film Screening It is finally here! Last October, we hosted a hugely successful conversation on Black Maternity Experiences run by …

Food Hero Prize

Congratulations to our partners at Waste2Taste CIC for winning the FOOD HERO prize at last night’s Oxinabox Food Awards. You have been …

OCA Holiday Club Recap

OCA Holiday Club recap This week was so special for us. We are always looking forward for months to OCA Holiday Club …

Are you passionate about ice lollies…and supporting people with invisible health conditions? Join our team! https://www.noviceice.com/join-us

Thank You Sakinah

Thank you to Sakinah Hamidi for creating this atmospheric video of OCA Kitchens’ first public appearance  

OCA Holiday Activities

OCA Holiday Activities – DEADLINE TONIGHT The best part of school holidays are … OCA Holiday Activities. Museum visits, arts and crafts, …

OCA Chefs

Our chefs at OCA Kitchen had a wonderful time on Sunday dishing up food from around the world at the High Sheriff …

OCA Kitchen

We present … OCA Kitchen Things have been brewing for a while here at OCA, and today we’re finally ready to share …

CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY HERO As you will have seen in our Christmas post, there were many, many people involved in making our Christmas …

End Of Year Message

END OF YEAR MESSAGE What a wild ride 2021 has been. We hope you managed to stay afloat. In that sea of …

Christmas Lunch Recap

CHRISTMAS LUNCH RECAP Four days later and we’re still glowing with joy from our Christmas lunch. It turned out a huge success. …

2 more days until our Big Community Holiday Lunch! And we’ve got some exciting news: thanks to your amazing support, we were …

Last week Thursday, Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund invited our Diversity Football League Academy and Rose Hill Youth FC to their Carols …

9 Days Until OCA Big Community Holiday Lunch We are SO excited to be cooking up a huge community meal on Christmas …

Good Job Ben

Ben from Oxford I.T. Bank has generously passed on this cot for a family in our community who might need a bed …

Tournament Report

TOURNAMENT REPORT Last weekend, we held the latest OCA Charity Cup, Oxford’s most diverse football tournament. A new team, Bayer Neverlosen, featuring …

Amazing Community

There are so many amazing people in our community who support us – we can’t thank all of you enough! The people …

Our free scout taster sessions for children between the ages of 7.5 and 10.25 have been a great success so far. Know …

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 …

‘Volunteering at OCA builds my courage and makes me happy’ We have so many kickass volunteers, it’s absolutely amazing. In this video, …

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

We Drive Electric

We drive electric! Thank you for your support Oxford City Council. Other community groups can also book their new electric by emailing …

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 …

Free Palestine

Oxford Community Action march in solidarity with our Palestinian siblings. #FreePalestine #EndOccupationNow

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 …