Bishop of Oxford’s Outreach Fund
The Bishop of Oxford’s Outreach Fund Reg Charity No.247954
The Outreach Fund is dedicated to supporting the mission of the Church worldwide and is generated by offerings across the diocese, particularly at ordinations, confirmations, collations, institutions and licensing.
Through the fund, the Bishop is able to respond to a wide range of requests for help, in areas such as humanitarian need, Christian education, training and mission.
In 2020, the fund received gifts totalling £12,000 (down from £58k in the previous year, due to Covid-19) and made a total of £36,000 in donations. These donations have supported 27 projects, groups and charities. Within the diocese, grants were made, amongst others, to Adventure Plus, Asylum Welcome, Church at Home, Discovering Prayer, Innovista Thrive, Lindengate Mental Health, ODBE Head Teacher Training Program, Praxis Centre, RAW Workshop, and Speak Suicide Prevention.
Guided by the Diocesan Partnership in World Mission team, our support for projects overseas included Christian Aid, CMS, Congo Church, Crosslinks, Embrace Middle East, Latin Link, Manna, Mission to Seafarers, Mothers Union, Tearfund, and USPG.