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  • Age UK Berkshire launches new Friendly Gardeners Group

    18 April 2019

    Age UK Berkshire are delighted to announce the launch of a new Friendly Gardeners Group, which will start on the 26 April 2019 at the Friends Meeting House on Church Street. The group will meet every Friday morning for two hours until October 2019 and will be run by Christina (a qualified Horticultural therapist) who will support the group with ...

  • National Lottery Community Fund funding surgery

    17 April 2019

    The National Lottery Community Fund funding officer for Reading will be offering one-to-one sessions to Reading voluntary and community groups on Thursday 27 June 2019 at the RVA offices, on the Third Floor of the Central Library. At your one-to-one, you will have the have the opportunity to canvas your idea for funding, whether it is for an existing service ...

  • Ready Friends Toolkit to be launched at next Befriending Forum

    11 April 2019

    Anyone interested in reducing loneliness and social isolation is welcome at the next Befriending Forum on Thursday 16 May 2019 from 12:30 until 16:00 on the Third Floor of Reading Central Library. This forum will see the launch of the brand-new Ready Friends Toolkit. If you would like to find out more about this event and about the Ready Friends ...

  • Win £1,000 for a Berkshire charity

    10 April 2019

    Three £1,000 prizes are up for grabs as Berkshire Community Foundation launches its 2019 Vital Signs survey. BCF is asking people in Berkshire to spend five minutes giving their opinion of life in the county. Now in its sixth year, Vital Signs uses the views of the local community, along with other research, to enable BCF to produce a community ...

  • Looking for funding? Pitch to Reading Soup

    4 April 2019

    Reading Soup still have two slots for community organisations to pitch for funding at their next Reading Soup event, on May 1. Reading Soup is a grassroots, community fundraising organisation supporting community projects in the Reading area. They’re inspired by the original Detroit SOUP, and are run by a committee of five volunteers. They hold fundraising dinners in Reading every ...

  • Local charity celebrates 15 years of reading with youngsters

    3 April 2019

    Local charity ABC to Read is celebrating 15 years of providing trained volunteers to support Berkshire children who are struggling to read. To celebrate its 15th birthday, the charity hopes to help a record number of children develop a love of reading to enhance their lives. Plans include supporting a school and orphanage in Malawi by setting up a library, ...

  • BCF – Funds for the Elderly – Open for Applications until 1 May 2019

    2 April 2019

    Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) are offering grants of up to £5,000 to charity and community groups for projects working with the elderly to improve their health and well-being, access to facilities, advice and training; or to overcome their problems of illness, injury, disability, bereavement or financial difficulty. The closing date for applications is 09:00 on 1 May 2019. For more ...

  • Participate in nutrition studies at the University of Reading

    28 March 2019

    The University of Reading is internationally recognised for its excellence in research on the relationship between diet and chronic disease. They are currently looking for volunteers to participate in two studies. The ENVAL study testing a diet app developed by researchers from the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences and the Whey2glo Study investigating how dairy and plant proteins control ...

  • Take part in RBC’s consultation on their Statement of Community Involvement

    28 March 2019

    RBC has published a discussion paper on the Statement of Community Involvement for consultation. The SCI is a planning document that details how consultation and community involvement on plans and major developments will be carried out. RBC’s most recent SCI was adopted in March 2014. The council is now considering whether there is a need to revise the SCI. The ...

  • Apply for free community and charity stalls at Reading Water Fest

    27 March 2019

    This year’s Reading Water Fest – on Saturday 15 June 2019 – will celebrate the event’s 30th anniversary. The event takes place in Forbury Gardens, the Abbey Ruins and along The Kennet between Chestnut Walk and the Riverside Museum. RBC and The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust are working together once again and hope you can join them for a ...