News

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  • New funding programmes targeting support to young people

    16 November 2016

    The November 2016 edition of Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council features two new grant programmes focusing on young people. The first is to help them overcome the financial barriers that prevent them from achieving their education, training or employment goals and the second provides support to organisations working with young people leaving care.

  • Robert Parker – passionately committed to improving the community in Reading

    15 November 2016

    Robert Parker was the treasurer, and a trustee of Reading Voluntary Action until his death in 2013. Robert is now remembered in an artwork commissioned to honour three figures with a Reading connection. Robert, Oscar Wilde and Alexander Buller Turner VC now have roads named after them in the Kings Mead development off Kenavon Drive.

  • Help celebrate Reading and Düsseldorf’s twinning in 2017

    10 November 2016

    To mark the 70th anniversary of Reading and Düsseldorf’s twinning there will be various events during 2017, including a Düsseldorf involvement in the Reading Fringe Festival. Reading Dusseldorf Association would like community groups in Reading to consider “twinning” with similar groups in Düsseldorf. This partnership could be as simple as an exchange of working practice, shared news and future plans.

  • Save Money on Energy Bills – free advice sessions from Citizens Advice Reading

    1 November 2016

    Citizens Advice Reading is offering free advice sessions to community groups and frontline workers to help people reduce their gas and electricity bills. Bookings for winter 2016/2017 are now open.

  • Let the council know about activities planned for older people this December and January

    23 October 2016

    Each year RBC produces a newsletter for Older People in Reading to see what activities/services/campaigns are running throughout December/January. Do you know of any activities suitable for older people to attend across Reading? If so RBC would love to include it in the newsletter.

  • The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is back

    20 October 2016

    The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is launching again on 7 November 2016. The fund will be donating 70 awards of £300 to warm-hearted community projects and people. Local charities, organisations and people are invited to apply for the funding.

  • Funding for organisations active in Reading – deadline 31 October 2016

    19 October 2016

    The Reading Troubled Families Board welcome applications from the voluntary and community sector for help from the Troubled Families Innovation Fund. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2016. In the first round they will be prioritising bids relating to three of the six key indicators for Troubled Families; The areas of Worklessness, Domestic Abuse and Crime.

  • Reading’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy – consultation

    18 October 2016

    The Health and Wellbeing Board would like your views on Reading’s draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2020. The draft sets out how the Health and Wellbeing Board plans to realise its vision for ‘a healthier Reading’ and meet its key strategic objectives.

  • Psychology students looking for placements with local charities/community groups

    27 September 2016

    Here at the University of Reading, we champion placements in the local not-for-profit sector and believe it is a great way for students to build up their experience during their time at University whilst giving back to the local community.

  • New waste charges at re3 recycling centres

    27 September 2016

    From 30 September, re3 recycling centres are introducing charges for some non-household waste. Visitors will have their waste assessed on arrival at the Bracknell and Reading recycling centres, and will be charged for soil and rubble, plasterboard, asbestos and gas bottles. Household waste will still be accepted without charge.