International Repair Cafe Week!

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Exciting news everyone! Its International Repair Cafe Week – which means this week is an excellent opportunity to finally get around to fixing some of those clothes, electronics or household items you have been meaning to repair and give a new lease … Read More

Collaborate programme launched

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Collaborate events are opportunities for Community Action Groups (CAGs) working on similar projects or across a common theme to meet up, share and find ways of working together. The meetings are open to members of the CAG network, as well as other associated, … Read More

We want to fund CAGs!

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The CAG Project is announcing a change to the way we are administering our Special Project Grant and putting out a call for applications! What is the Special Project Grant? The Special Projects Grant is a fund held by the … Read More

The Heat is on…

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Whilst this heatwave has been jolly nice, we can’t ignore the links between the hot weather and climate change. One of our members Low Carbon Oxford North have written an excellent blog post on how its important to connect the dots, make sure … Read More

The CAG Network scoop 3 OCVA awards

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The CAG Network received special recognition last night at the Oxfordshire Charity and Volunteer Awards ceremony. The annual event held by the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) celebrates the achievements of the third sector to a packed audience at … Read More

The Big Walk in Oxfordshire

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Community Action Groups in the spotlight as The Big Walk came to Oxfordshire Last week Oxfordshire was visited by two walkers, Steve and Katherine, who are travelling hundreds of miles across England to shine a light on fantastic communities and projects that make great things happen as part of The Big … Read More

Get involved with Tandem Festival 2018!

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Tandem Festival celebrates culture, fosters cooperation and inspires change, and they’re back for our 4th edition! This summer the Tandem experience comes to life from 22nd – 24th June. Cycle powered, volunteer-run and community led, Tandem brings you different worlds … Read More

Work with us!

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The CAG Project is hiring a new Project Officer to work with us on building community action on climate change in Oxfordshire. We’re excited to announce that Henry, the current project officer, will soon by job-sharing the Project Coordination role … Read More

Assisting with GDPR

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A new regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect from May 25th 2018 – which will affect us all. The regulation aims to strengthen the data protection for all citizens within the EU & giving people … Read More

New programme to tackle food waste

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We are excited to announce that Resource Futures, the parent company of the CAG Project, will be delivering a major new “Waste Advisors” programme in Oxford, on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council. This programme will merge the existing Love Food Hate … Read More

Funding secured for Makespace Oxford

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Funding has been secured to provide truly affordable working and making space for Oxford community groups and social enterprises. We’re thrilled to announce that funding has been granted to continue the work we are doing with Aspire Oxford, Transition by Design and Broken … Read More

A tribute to John Gordon

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Written by previous CAG Oxfordshire Project Coordinator Simon Kenton.  It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of John Gordon who died in February after a hard-fought battle with cancer. John was a pivotal figure in the CAG … Read More

There is no ‘away’

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This post was first produced as an opinion piece for the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail, and was originally published there on 24 January 2018 with the online headline ‘Why tackling plastic is crucial for our future’ and ‘Why tackling … Read More

Incredible (Edible) Opportunities

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Incredible Edible have been awarded a grant from the European Social Fund by Oxford City Council to deliver a programme of horticultural, sustainable building and agroecology courses with young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education or unemployment) … Read More

Orinoco is recruiting!

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About Orinoco: Orinoco is a small but popular charity, based in Oxford, committed to reuse and to providing interesting and unusual materials and tools for creative and DIY projects. We collect waste and unwanted household items from local businesses and … Read More

CAG Skill Share Programme is released

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We’ve just finalised our programme of community change-boosting workshops for next week’s Skill Share, taking place on Saturday 11 November at County Hall in Oxford. Reserve your space now to enjoy good company, interesting workshops, and delicious food and drink. … Read More

Zero-waste shopping makes the news

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You may have seen coverage in the national news about the “first” zero-waste supermarket in the UK. A married couple have opened Earth.Food.Love. in Totnes, Devon which stocks organic wholefoods in self-serve dispensers. Customers are invited to bring their own containers to … Read More

The CAG Project at Offline Festival

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Last weekend (15th-17th of September), the CAG Oxfordshire Project team attended the Offline Festival. Organised by Project Dirt, Power to Change and Eden Project Communities, Offline was an ‘un-conference’ with a festival vibe. The days were packed with panel discussions … Read More

Community-led land management

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A new piece of research, conducted by an intern from Oxford University, which analysed the benefits of community-led land management has found that 38 plots of land across Oxfordshire are being activity managed and maintained by members of the Community … Read More

Team Oxford and ‘Actober’

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Team Oxford would like to hear from Community Action Groups who have events running in October that would benefit from additional volunteers and promotion so that these can be added to programme of activities taking place during ‘Actober’. If you … Read More

Job Vacancy: CAG Project Officer

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We’re hiring! The CAG Project is looking for a new Project Officer. £20,500-£22,500 (pro rata) depending on experience 22.5 hours per week Fixed Term until end November 2018 (with possible extension) Based in Central Oxford Role & Purpose You will … Read More

Offline Festival

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Project Dirt is a social enterprise working to resource grassroots community projects around the UK. In collaboration with Power to Change and The Eden Project Communities, they are hosting Offline Festival – unearth the power of your community – 15-17th … Read More

Big Green Day Out Fun

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On Saturday 10 June, the CAG Project took part in the Big Green Day Out celebration on Broad Street. The day was an opportunity for people to showcase what they’re doing in Oxford to tackle climate change, improve the local … Read More

CAG Discount for Tandem Festival

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Since its launch, Tandem Festival has been a brilliant celebration of CAGs in Oxfordshire. We have always worked closely together as lots of CAGs have had a presence at the festival for workshops, talks, or just plain fun. This year the … Read More

The CAG Network gets bigger!

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The CAG Project is really pleased to welcome lots of new groups to the Network! We’ve recently expanded to welcome five new groups, some shiny and new, some with a pretty long history. Here’s a little information about them. And … Read More

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