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What is Oxford Friends Action on Poverty (OxFAP)?



OxFAP is a committee administering a small 


grants fund on behalf of Oxford Quaker 


Meeting. The grants are to help tide over 


individuals facing a temporary crisis, with no 


strings attached.

About our small grants fund

• We always make donations via an agency or organization working alongside the individual needing help, rather than   to the individual directly


• Our grants to individuals are rarely more than £50 - £150


• We also make occasional donations to organisations working directly with people experiencing poverty, with       multiple problems

• We have no formal application procedure or set forms

How we decide our grants

• We give to people who live in Oxford


• We prioritise applications for small crisis grants that will help get people back on their feet

• We consider each case separately on its individual merits

Recent grants

  • Driving licence renewal to help with job application
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  • Clothing, bedding and white goods for homeless people going into settled accommodation
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  • Train or bus fares, or smart-enough clothes for interview attendance
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  • Food and toiletries for women fleeing domestic violence
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  • Contribution towards rent arrears to clear temporary backlog due to delay in benefit payments