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The council’s free green bin service is being replaced next month with the new paid-for collection scheme, which has two charges depending on how much garden rubbish you want removed. From April 1 only green bins and bags bearing the new scheme’s stickers will be collected.
The February issue of RBC’s Funding Digest features details of the Big Lottery Fund’s “Reaching Communities” programme. Voluntary or community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 – £500,000 to cover the costs of projects that improve communities by using local knowledge, strengths and assets to test and implement the ideas which matter most to communities.
Tesco Napier Road is supporting the community in a number of ways, in particular through the work of the store’s community champion, Dee. There are several ways in which Dee and the store can help local charities and community groups including practical support and one-off donations of food/raffle prizes and they are always keen to hear from new local charities.
An exhibition at Greyfriars Church on Thursday 9 February will be a first look at the planned transformation of run-down units on Weldale Street into The Foundry Quarter.
Reading Borough Council is asking for the views of service users, members of the public and stakeholders, on the proposed remodelling of Children’s Centres. The feedback from this consultation will be considered by Councillors in Spring 2017.
The January 2017 issue of Reading Borough Council’s Funding Digest features two grant programmes to help small organisations supporting adults and children with disabilities. Barchester Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for grants between £100 and £5,000 from small community groups and small local groups helping adults aged over 18 with mental and physical disabilities, and older people aged over 65…
Reading University Students’ Union (RUSU) is taking part in National Student Volunteering Week (20 – 26 February), and is on the hunt for community-based volunteering projects or services where a group of keen volunteers could make a real impact.
Financial Management: 1-2-1 sessions for charities & voluntary groups covering Budgeting, Treasurer advice, Financial controls, Spreadsheets and AGM preparation. The sessions will be held with Rachel Eden of Holy Brook Associates and will take place at Reading Central library on 22 February.
Winter Watch is run by the council and a number of local voluntary and health services to make sure you do not suffer from cold in your home during the winter months. Winter Watch is available to Reading residents who are on a low income and either over 60, have very young children, have a disability or health concerns. Winter Watch can help you by: – Carrying out a home energy check – Giving advice on your bills and energy provider – Telling you about ...
The WHSmith Trust is offering grants to voluntary organisations from the proceeds of the compulsory carrier bag levies. You can apply for a grant of up to £500. There are two annual application rounds, and at the end of each six month period grant applications will be reviewed and grants issued.