An important announcement from Aspire CEO, Paul Roberts

After over 11 years at Aspire, Chief Executive Officer of Aspire, Paul Roberts, will be stepping down and leaving the organisation in August 2024. Read more

Aspire Spring Newsletter 2024

Browse Aspire's spring newsletter, and find out more about the new projects we're bringing online this year... Read more

Aspire Oxfordshire collaborates with OSEP, Co-op Futures and CAG Oxfordshire to secure UKSPF grant to boost social economy growth in Oxford City

Aspire Oxfordshire is collaborating with OSEP, Co-op Futures and CAG Oxfordshire in securing a UKSPF grant to boost social economy growth in Oxford City. Read more

An important farewell - saying thank you and goodbye to Carol Sweetenham as Aspire's Chair of Trustees in February 2024

After ten years as Chair and an involvement with Aspire going back to its foundation, Carol Sweetenham will be stepping down as Chair of Aspire's Trustee Board on 28th February, and moving on to Homeless Oxfordshire to take up a role as their Chair. Read more

Aspire CEO Paul Roberts to receive High Sheriff's Award in March 2024

Paul Roberts will be awarded by High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Mrs Sally Scott at Oxford County Hall in March 2024, in recognition of his achievements as Chief Executive Officer of Aspire. Read more

The Origins of Aspire Oxfordshire

As we settle into 2024, we thought it was time to share our Aspire origin story with you all. Did you know we started off as door-to-door sales? Have a read here! Read more

Joint open letter from Homeless Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxfordshire, and Connection Support to Home Secretary, Suella Braverman (November 2023)

Joint open letter from Homeless Oxfordshire, Aspire Oxford, and Connection Support to Suella Braverman MP, Home Secretary (November 2023) Read more

Help us Take Action to Inspire Hope this World Homeless Day

On World Homeless and World Mental Health Day, we're proud to share with you our new Social Impact Report for 2022-23! Read more

Aspire Summer Newsletter 2023

We’ve got some fantastic updates to share with you since our last newsletter - but first, a request for your help... Read more

Aspire Spring Newsletter 2023

Now spring is here, there are lots of opportunities to get out in the fresh air and start tackling some new goals for the year - and that's exactly what members of our social prescribing group plan to do! Read more

Aspire Winter Newsletter 2022

As the year comes to an end, we would love to say a huge THANK YOU to all of the supporters who have - and continue to - enable us to Go Forward Together. Read more

Aspire Autumn Newsletter 2022

Welcome to Aspire’s autumn newsletter, where we’ll be sharing how we’re continuing to intensify our delivery of housing, employment and connectivity support in response to the cost of living crisis faced by many as we approach winter. Read more

SOFEA Didcot and Aspire Oxfordshire join forces to launch the 'No Limits' Project supporting the Oxfordshire LEP's Social Contract Programme

Two of Oxfordshire's most enterprising charities, SOFEA Didcot and Aspire Oxfordshire, have joined forces to launch the new ‘No Limits’ Project to support the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership's (LEP) ambitious Social Contract programme. Read more

Oxfordshire housing and homelessness organisations launch Homelessness Alliance to prevent and resolve homelessness

Six housing and homelessness organisations, local councils and the Lived Experience Advisory Forum (LEAF) in Oxfordshire have collaborated to create the ‘Oxfordshire Homelessness Alliance’, as a new partnership of commissioned services embarking on a ground-breaking programme of work, to prevent and resolve homelessness in Oxfordshire. Read more

Aspire launches an emergency appeal to combat the cost of living crisis, with time-limited match funding

Aspire has launched Going Forward Together, an emergency appeal to combat the cost of living crisis, with time-limited match funding. Read more

Aspire Summer Newsletter 2022

It’s been an exciting start to the summer months, with Aspire selected by new Lord Mayor for Oxford, Councillor James Fry, as a chosen charity for 2022-23, and our CEO Paul attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace with his wife, Tori, in recognition of his positive contribution to the community in Oxfordshire, including for his work with Aspire! Read more

Aspire joins 'Restart Thames Valley' prison leaver support partnership

Aspire are pleased to share our involvement in ‘Restart Thames Valley’ - a year-long pilot project aiming to work with over 350 prison leavers as they move on from Bullingdon and Bronzefield prisons. Read more

Oxfordshire organisations gather to explore how to realise a more inclusive local economy by working together

Organised by Aspire Oxfordshire in support of the OIEP, OSEP and OxLEP, ‘The Inclusive Economy in Action’ event took place at the Ashmolean Museum on 4th May 2022, exploring how to realise a more inclusive local economy for Oxfordshire. Read more

Getting Oxfordshire Online receives £120k funding package from Nominet

‘Getting Oxfordshire Online’ Project partners are delighted to have received financial backing from .UK domain name registry Nominet, whose work as a public benefit company funds an ambitious social impact campaign tackling digital exclusion. Read more

Aspire Spring Newsletter 2022: Going Forward Together

Firstly, we’d like to say: THANK YOU! With your help, last year saw us raise £750,000 through No Going Back. This enabled us to support over 400 individuals and families concerned about their housing situation. We were able to prevent a return to pre-pandemic levels of homelessness and disadvantage, and contributed to the design of a new partnership approach to tackling homelessness in Oxfordshire. Read more

Aspire supported by Oxford's new Lord Mayor

We’re thrilled to share that the new Lord Mayor for Oxford, Councillor James Fry, has chosen to support Aspire in 2022-23. Read more