Our news is collected from our network of members, and is updated regularly. We also present information and articles from other sources that might be relevant to your kind of group.

  • New home needed for ABC to read

    5 November 2015

    Due to council funding cuts, and a condition survey on Bridge Hall, ABC to read’s current base, it is becoming clear that the charity will need to find a new home in order to carry on with their vital work in Reading and Berkshire wide. They require office space in West Reading/Tilehurst.

  • Got an idea for your neighbourhood? RNN’s grant scheme is back!

    29 October 2015

    RNN is pleased to announce the next wave of application opportunities for the RNN Small Grants Program 2015-16. We propose to offer small grants (up to £500) to groups for projects. If you or your group have an idea for a community project that would benefit your neighbourhood we really want to hear from you! Remember that this funding offer may not be repeatable, so now really is your chance. You can download an application form from the link below – ...

  • Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund Launch

    29 October 2015

    The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund will be launching in November 2015. The fund aims to help small, local community projects and community-minded people. From 2 November for 17 weeks, the fund aims to award a total of 85 £300 donations to help volunteer groups and people just like you. In the weeks running up to the fund, if you or your organisation could benefit from a free jar of Galaxy Hot Chocolate then please send a message with a quick line about ...

  • Reading Town Meal 2015

    15 October 2015

    Residents flocked to the Forbury Gardens on Saturday 3 October for a sunny afternoon of community fun, music and food at the third Reading Town Meal.

  • Repair Cafe wants to come to a venue near you in 2016

    8 October 2015

    News from: Transition Town Reading Reading Repair Cafe has been running for two years as a partnership between Transition Town Reading and rLab and has successfully run monthly events at central Reading venues (plus one community event in Lower Caversham and one festival in Wales!) Now we would now like to bring Repair Cafe to different communities around Reading. Ideally this would be an accessible space that has sufficient tables (about 10) for repairers to work on. This could be a community ...

  • Your Community Your Cash – time to help with your local project!

    29 September 2015

    This year, 15 bids around Reading have so far been awarded up to £6,000 of Decent Neighbourhood Funding to benefit council estates or their tenants through ‘Your Community Your Cash’.  Successful bids include a digital inclusion project in Whitley, a stage for holding events in Southcote and community centre improvements in Amersham Road. Projects like these need plenty of support from the community – so now is the time for you to get involved!  If you would like to find out ...

  • Grow Your Tenner starts 13 October

    24 September 2015

    Any donation or other money that is banked through will be matched to a maximum value of £10 until all of the money has run out. And there is over £500,000 in the match pot. Also, any monthly direct debits that are set up will be matched for the first 3 months to a maximum value of £10. If you are already registered with, ensure that your subscription is up to date. If your group is not registered with and ...

  • The RVA Survey 2015 – Deadline 2 October

    24 September 2015

    The RVA Survey 2015 launched today. There are 10 brief questions that will only take a minute to complete and your feedback is really valuable.

  • Save the date – RNN Neighbourhoods Conference 2015 Tuesday 24 November

    10 September 2015

    After another exhilarating year it’s time for all of us to get together again. This year we are holding our Neighbourhoods Conference at the Reading Town Hall, on Tuesday 24 November 2015 at 6.30pm.

  • Want some free publicity for your group? Here’s your chance!

    21 August 2015

    We’re making a new promotional video for RNN, to show at our Neighbourhoods Conference in November and more widely to various audiences. Now’s your chance to be part of it and get some free promotion for your group and what it does! We’re looking for about 6 neighbourhood groups from around Reading to talk to us about what they do for their communities – whether it’s organising a street party or fun day, cleaning up your area, running activities and clubs, ...