News

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  • 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.

  • The Aviva Community Fund is back

    26 September 2016

    Would you love to help a local project that matters to you? The Aviva Community Fund is back, offering support and funding to causes that make a real difference where you live. Put forward an idea that will benefit your community and it could get funding of up to £25,000. Tell us how your chosen cause could make a change for the better, then spread the word to friends, family and neighbours. The more votes your idea receives, the better its ...

  • Coley Park transport consultation

    22 September 2016

    A package of transport improvements for the western section of Coley Park – including the introduction of walking and cycling improvements and parking measures – is the subject of a community consultation exercise. The proposals have come forward following a comprehensive review of existing transport issues in Southcote and the western section of Coley Park, and future pressures brought about by the residential development on the former Defra site. Proposals outlined to the local community will include: – Managing increasing levels of traffic ...

  • Funding for local organisations working in the community

    22 September 2016

    This month’s Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council features two funding programmes targeted specifically at local groups working in the community in Berkshire “A Life Less Lonely Fund” and “Comic Relief Local Communities Programme”.

  • Bags of Help now permanently open for applications

    25 August 2016

    In order to give Tesco customers a say much more frequently on where their money goes, as of today the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme will now be permanently open for applications from community groups!

  • Free Listening Skills Workshops for volunteer befrienders!

    24 August 2016

    The Ready Friends project at RVA is delighted to be partnering with Samaritans Reading to host free Listening Skills Workshops this September. The workshops are open to all, but may be of particular interest to volunteer befrienders, or people interested in becoming befrienders.