Event Information:

  • Sat

    RNN Spring into Action 2015 - with free workshops and lunch!

    10:00 - 16:00The Oasis

    21 Baker Street (corner of Carey Street, off Oxford Road), Reading RG1 7XT.


    Our spring gathering this year will offer much more, with our 'Spring into Action' event! We are running a 'Big Lunch Extras' style Saturday daytime session with free training and workshops for community groups.

    Click here to register - it's free!


    Really popular at last year's Big Lunch Extras event, the Funding Doctor's back in her surgery again! This workshop will take us through real life scenarios, with teams preparing bids and pitching them in a 'Dragons' Den' style session at the end. If you are thinking of raising funds for a project in your area the Funding Doctor workshop is a must!


    Want to kick start activities in your area, or just to get something done? This workshop will help you find your way around the council and other sources of help. During the morning session we'll have a 'suggestions box' where you can drop in your idea for a project (or anything else you need help with) - and we'll work through some of the suggested real-life scenarios in the afternoon with our experts from RNN and Reading Borough Council's neighbourhoods team.

    Here is the programme for the day:

    10:00 Welcome and coffee

    10:30 Introduction

    10:40 Workshops with the Funding Doctor

    13:00 Lunch (yes, it's free!)

    14:00-16:00 Navigating the Maze workshop

    Feel free to stay a while for a chat afterwards.

    As usual neighbourhood groups are very welcome to bring promotional materials such as newsletters or flyers for forthcoming events.

    Please register at to give us an idea of numbers for the event (and make sure we get enough food for lunch!)