Working with the homeless and vulnerable in Oxford City through the Oxford Community Soup Kitchen

Icolyn Smith Foundation

Supports The Oxford Community Soup Kitchen

The Icolyn Smith Foundation


The Icolyn Smith Foundation is first and foremost a Registered Charity based in Cowley, Oxford. It’s primary objectives include but are not limited to:



The relief of financial hardship amongst people living or working in the Oxford area 


Providing hot food through The soup Kitchen



At a future point in time, we would like to introduce an educational element to our Charity.


There are lots of ways to get involved. listed are a few of the most popular ways to support us. Click on the box that you feel most comfortable with. We thank you for your generosity whether financial or time. It all helps!

Donate £10

through our Just Giving page

Buy Our Book

our story from humble beginnings

Join 300 Club

for just £1 per week


We are open every Wednesday!

Behind the scenes of the Soup Kitchen


IN 2016 ‘Inside Out’  London covered the story of the modest beginnings of the Soup Kitchen and how it’s grown under Icolyn Smith.

Every great story starts somewhere. This is how The Oxford Soup Kitchen came to life.

If our story inspires you, maybe you would like to get involved?

The Soup Kitchen Celebrated its 30th Birthday in November 2020 


2020 also saw us celebrate 30 years of working in the East Oxford community and it was also Icolyn’s (Mum’s) 90th birthday! This is a small video to show how we celebrated whilst observing the restrictions we continue to endure.

COVID 19 has left its mark on 2020 and has been a very hard year for everyone. We are so grateful to everyone who continues to support us during these hard times.


Our Registered Address

The Icolyn Smith Foundation,
16 Dickens Close,
OX26 2NG


Registered Charity 1152639

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