WHO WE ARE
We are a network of almost 100 community action groups working across Oxfordshire to make it a safer, fairer, greener, more sustainable place to live, work and visit. Together, we’re building an Oxfordshire with resilient and empowered communities, so that people and planet can thrive within ecological limits. Started in 2001, the network is the largest of its kind in the UK.
Our member groups work in their local communities organising events and projects to take action on issues including waste, transport, food, energy, biodiversity and social justice.
Groups working on similar themes come together as part of our collaborate groups, working with other associated, like-minded groups and organisations to find ways to share skills and experience and to work together on common goals. Our current collaborate groups work on waste, plastics, energy, trees and rewilding, schools and food surplus.
WHAT WE DO
Our core work as an organisation is to provide free day-to-day support to the network members including:
Advice, expertise and mentoring to set up and maintain groups and develop projects, events and activities.
We can assist with finding suitable insurance cover and offer financial support to cover insurance costs for low income groups.
Access to CAG funding for special projects and support sourcing external funds for larger projects.
Training, skill sharing and networking events and opportunities.
Access to the ResourceCIT, a Government recognised data collection and monitoring portal, in order to report on and evidence our collective impact.
Access to a large bank of materials and resources.
Signposting to other organisations and bodies for advice and partnership building.
Facilitating work with local and national government
We also work on a number of different projects alongside our network members that are also working towards our shared vision. These include Replenish, Owned by Oxford, and From the Ground Up. View Our Projects
If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a CAG and member of the network check out our “how-to guides”.
PARTNERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
CAG Oxfordshire benefits from a long-term partnership with, and core funding from Oxfordshire County Council.
CAG Oxfordshire is a founding member of, and based at Makespace Oxford – a community led project that is finding innovative ways of bringing empty and underused buildings back into use as an affordable working and making space for socially driven organisations.
We work with organisations and indidviduals around the County to deliver our core and project work. Key partners to our work are: