Three £1,000 prizes are up for grabs as Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) launches its 2019 Vital Signs survey. BCF is asking people in Berkshire to spend five minutes giving their opinion of life in the county. As a thank you, they can nominate a charity to win one of the £1,000 prizes.
You can take part in the survey online at www.berkshirecf.org/vital-signs-survey.
Last year, three local groups – Autism Berkshire, Family Friends Windsor and Maidenhead, and Interakt – each received one of the £1,000 prizes. 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 ‘health-check’ report.
The results drive BCF’s fundraising. Last year’s Vital Signs reported that a safe home, good health and secure employment are all linked and underpin wellbeing, so BCF launched ‘Vital for Berkshire – Homes, Health and Work’. This campaign has already funded over 20 local groups that provide vital support including counselling, accessible transport, crisis support, education or training, health coaching, supporting people back into back into employment and tackling homelessness.