Current projects

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.

Our current projects include:

Amersham Road – a range of community development projects focusing on the Amersham Road area and encouraging community involvement in the community centre.

Digital Inclusion Project – developing a team of volunteers to provide support for residents who need help accessing the internet and digital services. Read more…

Community Building Network – facilitating network meetings to enable groups managing community buildings to share information and experiences.

Health and Safety – providing RVA members members with a high quality, low cost health and safety consultancy service. Read more…

Ready Friends – promoting existing befriending schemes in Reading and encouraging more people to volunteer as befrienders. Read more…

RVA Youth – making volunteering more accessible to young people (16-24) by helping to break down the barriers some face to getting involved. Read more…

Social Prescribing – 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. Read more…

Tilehurst Together is a new project which aims to bring together local people to support each other, building on a gap identified through Reading Voluntary Action’s Social Prescribing service. It is funded by the Longleigh Foundation through the Berkshire Community Foundation’s Life Less Lonely grants programme. Read more…

Trustee Network – providing support and information for trustees. Email advice@rva.org.uk to get involved.

Website development & social media – providing training and recruiting volunteers who support organisations to develop websites and make the most of social media tools. Read more…

 

 

 

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