City of Oxford Charity



The City of Oxford Charity is an amalgamation of a number of ancient charities for the benefit of the people of the City of Oxford. The purposes of the charity are as follows:

·        The provision of housing accommodation for persons in need, hardship or distress, for those who are resident in the City of Oxford this is provided at the Almshouses known as Stone's Court in St Clements, Oxford

·        The Relief in Need of persons resident in the City who are in need, hardship or distress

·        The Relief in Need of persons resident in the City or in its neighbourhood who are sick, convalescent, disabled or infirm

·        The provision of Education assistance to persons in need who are under the age of 25 years and who reside in the city


Council Representatives

The Council appoints six trustees who are nominated to serve for a four year

period.  The Council representatives are expected to:


  1. fulfil the role and responsibility of trustees and attend quarterly meetings, and, if appointed to a Committee, that they will attend that committee.
  2. Use knowledge of the people of Oxford to help the trustees in assessing the needs of those who apply for assistance.


The trustees meet quarterly on a Friday morning in the Town Hall. Council members also usually sit on the sub committees which meet every 4 to 6 weeks to assess requests, and to distribute grants for educational and welfare purposes.


Updated February 2018

Contact information

Mr Richard Eve


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