Owned By Oxford: Addressing Economic Inequality

21st July 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Come along to find out more about community wealth building and how this can be applied in Oxfordshire.

About this event

Come along to find out more about community wealth building and how this can be applied in Oxfordshire.

Owned by Oxford is a pilot project working to bring wealth and power back home for local people through community wealth building. Our webinar will consider how to grow locally led, community owned businesses that meet local needs and tackle inequalities.

Oxford has a wealth problem. There’s no shortage of money in our City, it’s just not fairly distributed. And that’s a problem for everyone. Owned by Oxford wants to address this problem using Community Wealth Building.

Community wealth building is a people-centred approach to local economic development. It reorganises local economies to be fairer. It stops wealth flowing out of our communities, towns and cities. Instead, it places control of this wealth into the hands of local people.

Owned by Oxford is all about redirecting wealth back into the local economy, under community control and for community benefit. Our aim is to grow locally led, community owned businesses that meet local needs and tackle Oxford’s inequalities. We’ll do this by integrating community economic development with the purchasing power and assets of larger organisations.

The project is led by CAG Oxfordshire on behalf of a delivery partnership including: Makespace Oxford, Solidarity Economy Association, Oxford City Council and Aspire.

The work is funded by the Friends Provident Foundation

Who is it for?

This webinar is for anyone interested in creating a fairer and more inclusive economy. You may find this particularly relevant if you:


● Work or volunteer in a socially conscious organisation or business

● Are a commissioner, institution, business or potential investor interested in supporting the development of a more inclusive economy

What will I learn?

● What Community Wealth Building is and how it has been applied elsewhere

● How this approach is being trialed locally and how you can get involved

● What the opportunities are for support, procurement and investment

● How to grow community businesses that meet local needs



Anna Thorne works for CAG Oxfordshire as Coordinator of the Owned by Oxford project.

CAG consists of over 85 groups across Oxfordshire who are at the forefront of community led climate change action tackling issues including waste, transport, food, energy, biodiversity and social justice.

Started in 2001, the network is the largest of its kind in the UK, running over 2,000 events per year, attended by around 80,000 local residents and contributing over 20,000 volunteer hours to the county.

For more information about the eScalate programme , visit www.oxfordshirelep.com/escalate

Please note that this webinar is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is delivered as part of the eScalate programme to help SMEs. By engaging in this programme you are being offered assistance under the De Minimis regulation which allows a company to receive up to but not exceeding €200,000 of public funding (at the applicable exchange rate) of De Minimis aid over a rolling three-tax year fiscal period. This de minimis declaration does not cover undertakings engaged in: the primary production of agricultural goods and fisheries/aquaculture, road freight, services of general economic interest and export related activities and activities favouring domestic over imported goods. Please note, support cannot be given to undertakings (businesses) in difficulty. In order to receive support from this programme, you will be required to complete an application form and other relevant documentation.


21st July 2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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