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.

Reducing social isolation and loneliness
Get Online Reading

A team of volunteers providing support for residents who need help accessing the internet and digital services.

Ready Friends

Exploring ways to alleviate loneliness and social isolation in our communities.

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.

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.

Stronger Together

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
Working with local schools, parents and guardians in Whitley to access voluntary sector activities and services for the benefit of their families and school community life.
Keeping everyone informed
Community Journalists

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.

Community Building Network

Facilitating network meetings to enable groups managing community buildings to share information and experiences.

Trustee Network

Providing support and information for trustees. Email to get involved.




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