In addition to our core services, RVA carries out focused project work to tackle emerging needs through raising awareness of a particular issue, facilitating joint working and targeted development work.
Reducing social isolation and loneliness
A team of volunteers providing support for residents who need help accessing the internet and digital services. Vote for Get Online Reading in the Aviva Community Fund.
Exploring ways to alleviate loneliness and social isolation in our communities.
Linking people up with activities or services in the community that they might benefit from. It’s about connecting people to non-medical sources of support.
Supporting local people to develop local solutions
Increasing support for Reading’s young people
Developing partnerships with youth organisations and engaging young people to lead and steer projects, to build some exciting and sustainable projects including youth clubs, music and arts workshops, social clubs/events, and a range of initiatives around personal development.
Helping unemployed people aged 25 or older who need support to get into work, start a business, or just move closer towards these goals. A Building Better Opportunities funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.
Whitley Schools Partnership
Keeping everyone informed
Investigating local issues, getting voices heard, and connecting communities. Community journalists contribute articles and features to the news section of our website and our weekly news digest.
Facilitating network meetings to enable groups managing community buildings to share information and experiences.
Providing support and information for trustees. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.