Win £1,000 for a Berkshire charity

Article date
23 May 2018
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
Win £1,000 for a Berkshire charity

Three £1,000 prizes are up for grabs as Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) launches their 2018 Vital Signs survey. BCF are asking people in Berkshire to spend five minutes giving their opinion of life in the county. They can then nominate a charity in Berkshire of their choice to win one of the prizes.

Now in its fifth year, the Vital Signs survey is used to uncover the hidden areas of deprivation within Berkshire. This enables BCF to produce a ‘health-check’ report prioritizing need and the areas for action.

This year the focus is on a safe home, good health and secure employment as the foundations of wellbeing. The results drive BCFs fundraising.

Last year Mental Health was identified as the major issue. £250,000 was raised to fund vital projects improving the mental health of adults and children.

Gerry Lejeune, Chief Executive of BCF said “This is a fantastic opportunity for local people, with local knowledge to influence our fundraising for the next year.”

Please take the survey and help those in need in Berkshire.

Further information

Please contact Teri Kearsey, Head of Marketing and Community Liaison, Berkshire Community Foundation, by phoning 0118 930 3021 or 07850 277085 or emailing teri.kearsey@berkshirecf.org

About Berkshire Community Foundation

Berkshire Community Foundation works across Berkshire to raise, then distribute, money directly to local causes.  We operate to ensure any form of philanthropy, whether from an individual or an organisation, is effective and brings greatest benefit to those in need in our local communities.

About UK Community Foundations (UKCF)
  • UK Community Foundations is the national network for all accredited Community Foundations across the country.
  • UKCF helps people and organisations to invest in local communities where it is most needed and where it will make most impact. UKCF envisages a society where communities will be able to support all those in need.
  • UKCF covers the whole of the United Kingdom and we have an unparalleled reach into local communities. Each Community Foundation has an in depth understanding of their local area, what the priority needs are and how best to address these issues. They are able to direct donors to fund causes that they are not only passionate about but that will make the most difference.
  • For more information, visit www.ukcommunityfoundations.org.