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  • 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 Guided sensory walks in Caversham Court Gardens

    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 Police Property Act Fund – applications invited

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

    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 Reading Town Meal 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 Repair Cafe wants to come to a venue near you in 2016

    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 Your Community Your Cash - time to help with your local project!

    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 ...