The Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP) is offering a fund of up to £2,000 for organisations who will help to reduce carbon emissions/help prepare for the effects of climate change. This fund is open to the business and community sector for non capital projects. Deadlines are on going. Applications will be reviewed in RCCP board meetings in January, April, July and October each year. Continue reading Climate Action Network Grants
Have you filled in Thames Valley Alerts Local Priority Survey? It’s short, anonymous and will help Thames Valley Alerts understand what matters to you in your community. Continue reading The Thames Valley Alerts Local Priority Survey 2017
This weekend sees communities all over the country getting together for the annual Big Lunch event, where neighbours get together for a meal, street party or Continue reading Get together this weekend! The Big Lunch and Great Get-Together
Sport in Mind started a new set of weekly Wellbeing Walks in Prospect Park on Friday 9 June. Walks take place every Friday 10:30 – 11:30, meeting by the changing rooms at Prospect Park – just turn up and enjoy the walk! The address is Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND. All session are drop-in and open to all abilities with the aim of having fun, in a safe and supported environment. Continue reading Weekly wellbeing walks at Prospect Park
Throughout April and May, Reading Voluntary Action, in partnership with a range of local voluntary organisations and Reading Borough Council, conducted a town-wide questionnaire to gain insight into loneliness and isolation. The questionnaire helped to identify who is affected, what their circumstances are, what barriers they face to overcoming these issues and what would help reduce their isolation and loneliness. Continue reading 11% of Reading residents are lonely most of the time. Together we can change that.
A community in central Reading is urging the council to keep the cast iron lighting columns in its area, as the LED street lighting replacement programme Continue reading Neighbours campaign to save old street lights
United Way UK has announced that ‘Give Local’ grant applications are open for 2017. These grants of £1,000 are available to small charities working in the community. “Give Local” grants are inclusive and aim to support community based, local organisations. More detailed information can be found within the application forms at www.unitedway.org.uk/grants. Continue reading ‘Give Local’ grant fund open for applications
RVA are delighted to announce two funding fairs coming up in June and July for Reading community and voluntary groups to hear from different funders, including the Big Lottery. This will also be your chance to get some top tips on funding applications and let the funders know what your needs are, which will feed back into their grant-making processes. Continue reading Reading Funding Fairs 2017 – Booking Open!
by David Neale (Reading Neighbourhood Network) Are you celebrating the Big Lunch this year? The Big Lunch is on 17-18 June, and this also coincides with the Continue reading Are you holding a Big Lunch party?
Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) has been chosen by the Co-Op to be one of three local charities to receive funding from local Co-Op stores. Over the next 6 months, when Co-Op members buy selected Co-op branded products and services 1% of what they spend will now go to three local causes they have chosen. The money from sales of carrier bags will also be donated. Continue reading Reading Community Learning Centre chosen for Co-Op funding