Aspire is incubating and supporting the following community and student-led initiatives to become established and create further social impact locally in Oxford:
This will be home to a community events space, meeting rooms, an edible garden, a community café and a making and workshop space. It will be home to community organisations spanning arts & culture, food, architecture and design, small-scale manufacturing and campaigning.
Makespace Oxford will actively seek to involve marginalised and vulnerable communities through training, workshops, a community café and employment opportunities.
Greater Change is a donation platform that enables cashless giving to support the homeless including through your phone.
Money given to individuals is released on essentials that are part of that person’s personal development plan. The individual and their support worker develop this plan together, it is designed to enable them to leave homelessness behind for good. This means when you give to someone through the app you can be sure it is helping this person buy something that will help them progress out of homelessness.
Find out more at: www.greaterchange.co.uk
Flo's - the Place in the Park
Flo's is a community-owned hub in Florence Park, Oxford reaching out to everyone; children, families and carers. We will provide a welcoming and inclusive space to meet, work, play, learn, eat and foster people's connection to nature.
Broken Spoke Bike Co-op
We're supporting this wonderful team of bicycle repair enthusiasts to set up their new home in the Aspire main building at St Thomas' School, Osney Lane. They will be sharing our space with us from June 2018, watch this space! Their
mission is to create an inclusive and environmentally aware cycling community in Oxford by
teaching people from all backgrounds to become self-sufficient and proficient in bicycle
maintenance and riding. Find out more at: bsbcoop.org