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  • Postcode Community Trust funding now available

    11 January 2016

    The Postcode Community Trust provides short-term, designated funding to good causes that promote community development and demonstrate positive change through access, engagement and skill development. There are two opportunities to apply in 2016, in January and May. Projects should fall into at least one of the following categories: Supporting marginalised groups to obtain skills and resources to effect change in their own communities Overcoming barriers to participation in creative and sustainable ways Increasing social cohesion through developing access to community facilities and activities Examples of ...

  • Social Enterprise Café Opportunity in Dee Park

    7 January 2016 Social Enterprise Café Opportunity in Dee Park

    Catalyst Housing are looking for a Social Enterprise to run a Community Café at Montague House, 12 Spey Road. In addition to the provision of a quality service, the key outcomes sought by this expression of interest are to provide a meaningful community benefit.

  • Can you help us with our financial reporting?

    31 December 2015 Can you help us with our financial reporting?

    Do you have a head for figures? Perhaps you are looking to use your accounting skills to help a good cause, or to build up your experience. Reading Neighbourhood Network is looking for an assistant treasurer with a view to taking over from our treasurer when he retires. Full training and support from our treasurer offered. Principal duties are to help manage the financial accounts of the organisation by maintaining budgets, issuing cheques against authorised requisitions, and reporting to the network’s ...

  • Extended opening hours for volunteering drop-in at RVA

    3 December 2015

    Now that Reading Voluntary Action has settled into their new home on Floor 3 of Reading’s Central Library, they are expanding their volunteering drop-in service to offer face-to-face consultations from 9:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.

  • Your Community Your Cash: funding for projects in local authority areas

    3 December 2015 Your Community Your Cash: funding for projects in local authority areas

    If you have a project that could improve the look and feel of council housing estates or improve quality of life for council tenants, Reading Borough Council wants to hear from you. Your Community Your Cash gives you the power to bid for up to £6,000 of Decent Neighbourhood Funding. This year, 15 bids around Reading have so far been awarded up to £6,000 to benefit Council estates or the tenants and the families living there, but there is still ...

  • Celebrating communities at RNN’s Neighbourhoods Conference

    26 November 2015 Celebrating communities at RNN's Neighbourhoods Conference

    On Tuesday 24 November Reading Neighbourhood Network celebrated the successes of the town’s neighbourhood groups in the past year and looked ahead to the future. Over 50 neighbours from communities all around Reading attended RNN’s third Neighbourhoods Conference at Reading Town Hall. There was a real buzz as they talked about what really matters at a local level and how neighbours can get involved and organise activities. Special presentations were made to retiring trustees Peter Beadon, a veteran of more than ...

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

    23 November 2015 What have your neighbours been doing in the last year? Watch the video...

    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 Christmas Events for older people

    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 Would you like a Pocket Park near where you live?

    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.