Big Lottery and Groundworks 1-2-1 Funding Advice Sessions in July

News from: Reading Voluntary Action

Following on from the recent Funding Fair, RVA is hosting further 1-2-1 appointments with the Big Lottery and Groundworks (Tescos Bags of Help) for Reading based voluntary and community groups.

Big Lottery 1-2-1 Session – 4 July:
You will have the opportunity to canvas your idea for funding, whether it is for an existing service or an idea about a new service or activities. This will help the funder to establish what the need is in this area, which will feed back into their processes for future funding opportunities. Please note that the Big Lottery Funding & Relationship Manager cannot help you fill in the application form, but will give you general guidance and tips.

Book online at

Groundworks (Bags of Help) 1-2-1 Sessions – 4 & 19 July:
Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK.

The application process is simple
1) Complete the online Eligibility Quiz.
2) If you are eligible you can then fill out the 2 page application form.

Want to find out more? – Book a 1-2-1 session with Alex from Groundworks through the link below. Sessions will be 20 minutes and Alex can help you complete the Eligibility Quiz and the application, including support after the session if required

Book online at for the 4 July session.
Book online at for the 19 July session.

Please note that both events are free events. If you have any questions about booking, please contact Herjeet at RVA on 01189 372104 or email

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