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 – this RVA project is funded by the Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups through the Partnership Development Fund. The service is currently available in GP practices in Tilehurst (Potteries), Western Elms, London Road, Kennet, Tilehurst Village/Chancellor House Longbarn Lane and the University Medical Practice, with the aim of connecting people to non-medical sources of support. 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…

Your Options Berkshire  – showcasing voluntary sector health and wellbeing services to raise their profile with commissioners and the public. Read more…

 

 

 

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