Street Party Workshops across Reading

Reading Voluntary Action and Reading Neighbourhoods Network are delighted to be working in partnership with a number of local community associations, to deliver four more free workshops on How to Organise a Street Party in Your Neighbourhood. The free, one-hour sessions will give people the information, resources and ideas they need to run a street party or ‘green space’ event, making the most of the ‘free road closure’ weekends in June and July, 2020. Continue reading Street Party Workshops across Reading

New safeguarding tool for charities

Every organisation that delivers charitable activities has a responsibility to safeguard people from harm or abuse, whether they are staff members, volunteers, or other people who come into contact with your charity through its work. The government has designed a new digital tool to help charities handle the reporting of safeguarding concerns or allegations about the behaviour or actions of a person in their charity. Continue reading New safeguarding tool for charities

Get Berkshire Active Satellite Club Funding – open until 29 January 2020

Are you enthusiastic about getting Berkshire teenagers more active? Satellite Clubs is a programme funded by Sport England to support community sports clubs and other non-sporting community organisations to deliver physical activity sessions to young people. Satellite Clubs provide regular opportunities for inactive young people to access physical activity that is enjoyable, appealing and convenient based on their individual needs. Continue reading Get Berkshire Active Satellite Club Funding – open until 29 January 2020

Tesco invites Reading charities to apply for funding through Bags of Help Scheme

Tesco is inviting community groups and charities in Reading to apply for thousands of pounds’ worth of funding through the store’s Bags of Help Scheme. Anyone can also nominate groups or charities that benefit the local community. Three groups will be awarded grant amounts of £2,000, £1,000 or £500 every three months. Customers will cast their vote for shortlisted charities using blue tokens handed out in stores to decide where the money goes. Continue reading Tesco invites Reading charities to apply for funding through Bags of Help Scheme

Free masterclasses by The Real Business Club

In January 2020, The Real Business Club will be delivering masterclasses in Reading to help businesses be more productive and grow. These workshops are available and free to everyone, no matter what kind of business they may own or run. Others who have attended consistently give great feedback on the benefits of attending, including clear explanations, practicality and relevance, and professional delivery from real business owners. Continue reading Free masterclasses by The Real Business Club

Free Training on Tackling Fuel Poverty

Free energy training available to front line staff and volunteers from local organisations and community groups. The training can assist those who refer individuals onto support, individuals who are most at risk from cold homes by providing advice about what people can do to protect themselves. If you are interested in attending this training or want to find out more about it, please contact the energy team by phone on 01189 523022 or email energy.team@citizensadvicereading.org. Continue reading Free Training on Tackling Fuel Poverty

Mental Health Mates – a place to walk and talk without fear of judgement

Mental Health Mates – Reading is a peer support group organising walks and talks for those in the local area affected by mental illness, along with their families, children, friends and dogs. They meet twice a month for around an hour’s walk followed by a cuppa, at two or three venues in and around Reading. For further details of upcoming walks and to ensure you are kept up to date please email mhm-reading@gmail.com. Continue reading Mental Health Mates – a place to walk and talk without fear of judgement

Take part in RBC’s Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy consultation

Reading Borough Council are currently consulting on proposed changes to its Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy and would very much like to hear from you. The policy relates to residents in the private sector only. The aim of the proposed changes is to provide discretionary grants that enable work on homes to allow independent living, reduce hospital admissions and prevent falls. Continue reading Take part in RBC’s Private Sector Renewal and Disabled Adaptations Policy consultation

Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Reading

Do you have a traditional Christmas tree that will need to be thrown out this January? Reading Borough Council is providing drop-off points in car parks around the town for disposal of Christmas trees, starting on Saturday 4 January and closing on Monday 20 January. Once collected, the trees will be chipped by the council and used in landscaping schemes around the borough. Continue reading Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Reading

Have your say: Reading Borough Council budget for next year

Each year, Reading Borough Council sets its budget for the coming year. This budget sets the rate of Council Tax for the coming year, and shows how much the council will spend to run vital services including parks, playgrounds, libraries, waste and recycling, planning, transport, highways, street cleaning, environmental health, children’s services and adult social care. It also includes proposals to invest in the town to maintain and improve assets such as buildings and leisure facilities. Continue reading Have your say: Reading Borough Council budget for next year