Proud to support the Oxfordshire Collective Business Fund
A new fund is being launched by Oxfordshire Community Foundation, which this year will support people across our county who have been hardest hit by the cost of living crisis – and we are proud to be involved.
Allen Associates is one of the first companies to invest in the new Oxfordshire Collective Business Fund, which will see businesses pool their charitable donations to make a bigger difference than they could do alone. This is the first time that Oxfordshire Community Foundation has asked businesses to club together to fund charities working to tackle the county’s needs.
Oxfordshire’s prosperous economy masks a raft of social problems, with 15 areas considered to be among the most deprived in England and one in five children in Oxford living in poverty. The fund’s first priority will be to put business's collective contributions towards a series of grants for frontline community organisations that are supporting local people that are struggling the most.
Our Managing Director, Kate Allen, said: “Allen Associates was born and raised in Oxfordshire and our ethos is very much about giving back to the communities that we live and work in, and who have supported our business over more than two decades.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Oxfordshire Community Foundation and are proud to support the work that they do. We are delighted to be involved in their latest initiative which aims to pool businesses’ charitable resources and make them go further at a time when so many people are in dire need."
Sarah Giles, Head of Philanthropy at Oxfordshire Community Foundation, says: “We’re thrilled that Allen Associates are giving to our new collective business fund for Oxfordshire. Local businesses should be proud of their valuable contribution to community life, and Kate and her team already have an excellent track record in this area. By combining their donation with those of other socially responsible companies, Allen Associates are directing their giving to where it is most needed – efficiently and reliably.
“We’re launching the fund this autumn to support critical efforts by organisations working with local communities hardest hit by the cost-of-living rise. If you’re exploring how your business can make a difference this year, please consider joining our fund. Let’s create change through the power of collective giving.”
More information and details of how to get involved are available here.