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

Aspire partners with Oxfordshire Community Foundation and SOFEA to 'get Oxfordshire online'

Getting Oxfordshire Online will see Oxfordshire Community Foundation, Aspire and SOFEA tackling the issue of digital exclusion across the county through the refurbishment and redistribution of unwanted laptops. Read more

The Earl of Wessex visits homelessness support projects in Oxford

Aspire were thrilled to join other partners of the Oxfordshire Homeless Movement in showcasing the innovative support provided and adapted for people experiencing homelessness in Oxford, with a visit from HRH The Earl of Wessex. Read more

From Day One virtual conference to explore support available for prison leavers

The 'From Day One' virtual conference on 1st December will explore how organisations can collaborate to better support people who are leaving prison, and reduce reoffending. Read more

Looking to the future with Oxfordshire VCSA

The Oxfordshire VCSA is looking to collaborate with key community stakeholders and the local voluntary sector to develop innovative ways of working beyond COVID-19. Read more

Aspire receives National Lottery grant to step up Oxford city homelessness response effort post-COVID-19

With support from The National Lottery Community Fund, Aspire will be able to assist people currently living in temporary accommodation to obtain secure move-on housing options after COVID-19. Read more

Aspire stands in solidarity

Real, meaningful change in the fight against marginalisation, discrimination and racism can only be achieved through action. Read more

Aspire's response to COVID-19

Aspire have been able to step up and respond to the effects of COVID-19 with flexible, innovative and collaborative methods to ensure we reach those who need us more than ever. But your continued support will be crucial in the months to come. Read more

Aspire secures National Lottery grant to continue preventing homelessness

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded Aspire an incredible grant to support the continuation of our homelessness prevention services. Read more

The Christmas Match Fund 2019

With the support of the Christmas Match Fund, Aspire and other members of the Oxford Homeless Movement can continue crucial homelessness prevention and reduction services across the county. Read on to find out more about the Christmas Match Fund! Read more

Sailing forward - a life-changing trip on the Norfolk Broads

Find out how a week-long trip to the Norfolk Broads has changed lives, for good. Read more

Training for Syrian refugees

Find out more about our project providing Customer Service ESOL classes for Syrian refugees. Read more