Plant Oxford prides itself on the partnerships that it is involved with in the local community.
It is a long-standing supporter of Cowley Road Carnival, which is a huge event focused around East Oxford but attracting tens of thousands of visitors from across the county and beyond. Last year, a team of plant employees supported ten schools in Oxford over six weeks to help pupils develop their carnival costumes.
The plant has also supported the Oxford Inspires' lantern procession for four years, which involves hundreds of school children making willow lanterns that are then carried through the city's historic centre. The factory hosted a community lantern-making workshop and sent teams out to schools to help children construct their lanterns - all on the theme of the twelve days of Christmas.
Other recent partnerships include Pegasus Theatre's MESH project, which was an international youth arts festival dedicated to forging better cultural understanding. And in 2010, we supported the CIAO! Ark project, which was all about asking young people to create their vision of a low carbon future.