On Friday 15 December 2017 we will be celebrating Local Charities Day.
From Monday 11 December until Local Charities Day on Friday 15 December, we will celebrate local charities and community groups, highlighting the contributions and remarkable differences that they make in their communities.
First launched in 2016 by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Local Charities Day returns for a second year and aims to promote the work of small charities and organisations across the UK and their volunteers.
We hope to encourage more people to donate to their local charities and become involved in the work of their local charities through volunteering.
Find out more about some of Oxford's local charities:
- The Leys Community Development Initiative (CDI) - Clockhouse Project
- Connection Support
- Citizens Advice Oxford
- East Oxford United
- Oxford Friend
- Barton Community Association
Those wishing to get involved in Local Charities Day can do so by using the hashtag #LocalCharitiesDay on social media.
Oxford currently has more than 55,000 volunteers who provide over 3,000,000 hours of time a year to local charities and community groups.
A survey on volunteering commissioned in 2016 by Oxford City Council, and carried out by Student Hubs, a charity that manages student volunteers, showed that volunteers brought a monetary contribution to the city of £27.6m.