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.

  • What have your neighbours been doing in the last year? Watch the video…

    23 November 2015

    We’ve been collecting video clips showing some of the wonderful work of neighbourhood groups in our area in 2015. These have been compiled into a single video, and we’re delighted to be able to showcase the range of activities that have been organised in Reading’s neighbourhoods.  This year we are also pleased to feature some of the groups that have received grant funding for their projects from RNN. This project reminds of us of the huge diversity of neighbourhood groups around Reading ...

  • Christmas Events for older people

    20 November 2015

    Reading Borough Council Older People’s Neighbourhood Team have produced a leaflet listing Christmas events for older people taking place this year.

  • Job vacancy: Reading Borough Council Neighbourhood Initiatives Officer

    19 November 2015

    Reading Borough Council are looking for an enthusiastic and committed person to join the Neighbourhood Initiatives Team to deliver an outcome focused programme that is based on the renewal of Reading’s most deprived neighbourhoods.

  • Would you like a Pocket Park near where you live?

    19 November 2015 Pocket park

    On 7 November, the Government launched a £1.5 million programme of support for communities to establish pocket parks in urban areas. The Prospectus invites communities, with the support of their local authority, to make an application for up to £10,000 capital and up to £5,000 resource funding per project.

  • Publicise your arts and cultural events in the Reading 2016 What’s On Guide!

    12 November 2015

    Next year is Reading’s Year of Culture and Reading Borough Council would like to mark this with an even bigger and better Reading What’s On Guide, showcasing the wide range of events and activities taking place throughout the year.

  • Guided sensory walks in Caversham Court Gardens

    12 November 2015

    The Friends of Caversham Court Gardens are pleased to be able to offer sensory walks for the visually impaired in the lovely riverside gardens, in addition to the regular tours we offer of the history and fine trees on the site.

  • Police Property Act Fund – applications invited

    10 November 2015

    The Police Property Act Fund is created from the proceeds of sale of goods recovered by the police that cannot be returned to their original owner. Applications are invited from local voluntary and community groups which are working to improve the lives of people in the Thames Valley Police area.

  • 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 ...