A DONOR-advised fund in Didcot has given a total of £95,508 in grant money to 17 different organisations in its first year.

The Didcot Powerhouse Fund, which was founded in November 2021 under its umbrella company Didcot First and administered by Oxfordshire Community Foundation, is a DAF to help raise money the support the local community.

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It was created to “tackle inequality and deprivation” and the grant money is raised through fundraisers and corporate donations.

The theme for this year’s grants was “Supporting children, young people, and families as we emerge from the pandemic”.

Herald Series: 17 organisations received a grant from the company, which was founded in November 2021, out of 31 applications17 organisations received a grant from the company, which was founded in November 2021, out of 31 applications

The 17 organisations which received grants, which ranged from £300 to £13,000, were:

  • 12th Didcot Scouts
  • Didcot Community Partnership
  • Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire
  • TAB (Didcot and villages project)
  • Didcot Runners
  • Ladybird Pre-School
  • Damascus Youth (Milton, Appleford, Steventon, Sutton Courtney)
  • Didcot TRAIN Youth Project
  • Oxford Parent Infant Project (Didcot project)
  • ARCH (OX11 primary schools)
  • Great Western Society Oxfordshire Foster Care Association
  • Be Free Young Carers
  • GWP Babies & Toddlers Group
  • Quest for Learning (Didcot Schools)
  • Didcot APUK (Didcot Baby Mondays)
  • Harwell School Association

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Didcot and Wantage MP David Johnston said: “The Didcot Powerhouse Fund is a great addition to the local community and I’m delighted to see so many local organisations being awarded grants in its first round of funding -  grants which will enable these organisations to achieve even more.”


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