The Weller Centre wins award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community

News from Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) Congratulations to The Weller Centre on winning the Outstanding Contribution to the Community award at the recent Thames Valley Business Continue reading The Weller Centre wins award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community

Brighter Futures for Children seeks activity providers

News from Brighter Futures for Children by Ciaran Delaney, Holiday Activity Fund Coordinator The Department for Education (DfE) is providing funding to local authorities to coordinate Continue reading Brighter Futures for Children seeks activity providers

Interested in tenants’ rights? ACORN needs you!

The ACORN community union, representing tenants, is hoping to set up a branch in Reading. The union is about organising for a fairer deal for tenants and focuses on housing issues. To establish a branch locally, ACORN needs to get a membership of 100. The union will then appoint a branch organiser, which is a paid role, but they need to see enough local support before they will invest in an employee. Continue reading Interested in tenants’ rights? ACORN needs you!

Berkshire Community Foundation Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund – deadline 10 May 2021

Berkshire Community Foundation will be allocating funds to local charities, community and voluntary groups impacted by and working to help people affected by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in Berkshire. Their aims are:
-To help organisations respond to immediate needs.
-To help stabilise organisations supporting those in need.
-To help organisations adapt to the crisis.
Grants up to a maximum of £5,000 will be considered, subject to funding availability. Continue reading Berkshire Community Foundation Vital for Berkshire Coronavirus Fund – deadline 10 May 2021

Community Participatory Action Research Facilitator – closing date 5 May 2021

This is an exciting opportunity to facilitate a local community participatory research project as part of a voluntary and statutory sector partnership. The role will support local researchers from minority ethnic communities in Reading to co-produce and carry out community research into widening health inequalities Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, inequalities in health, especially mental health, have become magnified amongst some Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups disproportionately affected. Continue reading Community Participatory Action Research Facilitator – closing date 5 May 2021

Have your say – RBC is reviewing how it allocates social housing

Reading Borough Council is reviewing how it allocates social housing, and would like your thoughts on the proposed changes. Their aims are to make the scheme fairer and easier to understand for the customers who use it, and to ensure they are creating thriving and well-balanced communities where residents want to live. They have defined these two themes as Well-Balanced Sustainable Communities and Clear and Fair Allocations Scheme. The consultation is open until 12 May 2021. Continue reading Have your say – RBC is reviewing how it allocates social housing