Achieve your dream project with a new funding programme

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Funding and Fundraising

This month’s Funding Digest from Reading Borough Council highlights a new grant programme for charities, to help you achieve the project you have always dreamed of, and a small grants fund to help support people in need in your local community.

Dream FundDream Fund 2017 Launches

Charities can apply for funding from the Postcode Dream Trust to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. All applications must come from at least two organisations that have joined forces to deliver an innovative project. The lead organisation must be a registered charity. The partners can be other not-for-profit organisations. In total, there will be two or three awards, of between £500,000 and £1 million. Funding is available for projects that meet one of the following themes: early child development, helping refugees in our community, conserving our marine environment, reconnecting with the natural world, engaging people with arts, culture and heritage.


Local Community Projects FundLocal Community Projects Fund

The Local Community Projects Fund from Greggs Foundation provides grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations, for projects or equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities. These include people who are: disabled or suffering chronic illness, living in poverty, voluntary carers, homeless, and isolated older people. Eligible projects should improve resilience within a community of interest and can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.


These are just two of the many grant and award programmes featured in the August 2016 edition of Reading Borough Council’s Funding Digest. Visit the fundraising page on the RBC website for details of how to subscribe, free of charge, to this monthly publication, which is only available to charities and voluntary and community organisations and groups working primarily for the benefit of residents and communities in the Borough of Reading.