With a number of new Community Larders opening across Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes we thought it would be a good time to highlight some of what has been going on. An individual membership has a one off joining fee of £10.00 and then there is £14.00 per month Direct Debit thereafter. A Family Membership has […]
Tomorrow, on the 6th of October 2021, the £20 Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits Uplift will end; which the House of Lords Library reports will result 500,000 people, including 200,000 children, being pushed below the poverty line. This cut in the social safety net is the largest since World War 2, indeed, the largest cut […]
With a renewed focus on assisting interns from BAME and low-income communities, what sets the Crankstart Programme apart from other internships? Unveiled in 2020, Oxford University’s Crankstart Scholarship programme is designed to help UK resident students, with a household income of less than £27,500, to study at one of the country’s most prestigious universities. In […]
Recently, SOFEA was offered the opportunity of hosting five interns during the summer holidays by forging a partnership with the Oxford University’s Career Office. The students we chose reflect the diverse social groups, ethnicities and racial backgrounds of the communities we support, as well as those we don’t currently work with. Having interviewed students applying […]
FareShare Thames Valley and FareShare South Midlands food charity backs national campaign to end scandal of unsold food being wasted, instead of donated to charities feeding hungry people ● France – which offers tax breaks for businesses redistributes 6x more fresh unsold food to charities ● Lifeline funding that covered the additional costs faced by […]
Hey, are you between the ages of 16-24, on Universal Credit, looking for work but can’t find the job that’s right for you? Well maybe you need to take a look at the government’s new Kickstart Scheme; an initiative designed specifically to help youngsters at risk of long term unemployment. Contact your local Jobcentre Plus […]
Tesco to launch “Buy One to Help A Child” this summer with the aim of providing three million meals for children. Every time a customer buys fresh fruit or veg during the scheme, Tesco will donate to FareShare. Tesco customers can now help provide millions of meals to feed children this summer and beyond, thanks […]
The pandemic has highlighted that lack of online access is a serious issue that limits people’s life chances and wellbeing. Getting Oxfordshire Online will refurbish devices donated by the public and local businesses for school children, isolated older people and others in need.