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Here you can keep up with the latest from Reading’s 1000+ voluntary organisations and other voluntary sector news from around the area.

  • Reading Climate Festival
    21 September 2022

    Get ready and book your tickets now for the Reading Climate Festival which will be taking place from the 24th of September to the 4th of October! The Reading Climate Festival offers more than a week of free live and online events to inspire and encourage positive action on climate change. This year we’ve increased the focus ...

  • Freehold disposal of land at Crown St / Southampton St – bidding open until Noon, 16th November 2022
    20 September 2022

    Land at Crown St / Southampton St, RG1 2SN In accordance with the Third Sector Premises Policy Statement voluntary sector organisations have a period of 8 weeks to submit a bid for the property. The freehold of the property is also being advertised on the open market by Savills.  Please access savills.co.uk website for full Marketing ...

  • Freehold disposal of 40 Christchurch Road – bidding open until Noon, 16th November 2022
    20 September 2022

    The former school property at 40 Christchurch Road, Reading, RG2 7AW The above Property is currently vacant, and the Council has decided to dispose of the freehold. In accordance with the Third Sector Premises Policy Statement voluntary sector organisations have a period of 8 weeks to submit a bid for the property. Description of Property A detached former ...

  • Asda Foundation: Empowering Local Communities Grant – Round 3 September – November 2022
    15 September 2022

    Asda’s charity, Asda Foundation, is committed to supporting local communities through grant giving and they believe it takes a whole community working together to improve people’s lives. Empowering Local Communities is a new Asda Foundation grant for local groups aimed at supporting a broad range of activities that contribute towards transforming communities and improving lives. As the ...

  • Asda Foundation U18 Better Starts Grants – Round 3: September – November 2022 is now open
    15 September 2022

    Asda’s charity, the Asda Foundation, is committed to supporting projects and groups in your community that are most important to those who live there. Following the pandemic, they believe that groups supporting under-18s are particularly in need of our support. This grant will help give children the best start in life, tackling poverty, inclusion, and wellbeing. ...

  • Coley Park Community Centre consultation
    14 September 2022

    The Council are carrying out consultation into the Autumn so local residents can tell us what they like about Coley Park and what they would like to see improved, including at the local community centre at 140 Wensley Road. We want to ensure that Coley Park benefits from community facilities that local people and their families ...

  • Opportunity to receive a free re3grow compost for your school or community groups
    14 September 2022

    re3, the waste management partnership for Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham is now offering free compost to schools & community groups in the Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Borough Council areas as part of the re3Grow Community Scheme. re3Grow compost is made from recycled garden waste which originates from residents of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham ...

  • Office Supply Donations
    13 September 2022

    RCCG have a supply of Lever Arch folders, letter trays, staplers and staples to donate to any organisation that requires them. You can have as many or as few as you would like. Willing to deliver. For further details, contact Erma Dyall, email: rccgofficial@gmail.com

  • On the death of Her Majesty The Queen
    12 September 2022

    Everyone at RVA is deeply saddened by the death of her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. We celebrate Her Majesty’s service to UK Civil Society and are incredibly thankful for the support she offered to charities and volunteering throughout her lifetime. We want everyone at RVA to be able to join the millions of people paying their ...

  • Know Your Numbers!
    8 September 2022

    Why is the Know Your Numbers! campaign needed? It is estimated that around 6 million people in the UK have high blood pressure and don’t know. High blood pressure usually has no symptoms; the first sign of it could be a heart attack or stroke. In fact half of all heart attacks and strokes are caused by ...

  • u3a 40th Anniversary
    6 September 2022

    Celebrating 40 years, the u3a organisation is holding events throughout the country this September. Reading u3a is showcasing the mental and physical benefits of belonging to our charitable, self-help organisation once anyone has finished full-time work. We are holding open events at: Southcote Library 10-12 on Tuesday 13 September, Lower Earley Library Monday 19 September 10-12 and 2-4, Reading Central ...

  • Launch of Wellbeing Cafe
    6 September 2022

    Wellbeing café opens in Emmer Green A café with a difference is set to open soon in Emmer Green. Located at Caversham’s Grace Church, in Peppard Road, it is the Light on the Hill Café, a wellbeing café, which offers a safe, shared space where you can find a warm welcome, peace and connection. It is a ...

  • Reading Lions Club ‘Lions Den’ Community Grant Scheme – deadline 7 October 2022
    1 September 2022

    READING LIONS CLUB is once more reaching out to small local community groups and small local charities in the Reading area to offer financial support. Many local community groups do not have access to grant funding or the manpower / resources to invest in significant fundraising and yet they continue to provide a valued service ...

  • RVA Charity Advice Worker, Maternity Cover 6 month contract – Deadline 3 Oct 2022
    1 September 2022

    Introduction This is an exciting time to join the Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) team as the Advice Worker. This post is integral to RVA’s services to the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) and is a well-established post helping the sector to thrive. You may be looking for full or part time hours, or be self employed ...

  • Listening Ear Launch New ‘Amparo- Support After Suicide’ Bereavement Service in Thames Valley
    30 August 2022

    Listening Ear are excited to announce the launch of the new Amparo Thames Valley – Support after Suicide service. Amparo, a unique Suicide Postvention service, is part of Listening Ear; a registered charity and growing social enterprise offering services accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, with its headquarters in Merseyside. The new Amparo ...

  • The Branding Project from the University of Reading – open for applications until 14 September 2022
    30 August 2022

    Are you a new charity looking to establish a brand identity but lacking the resources to do so? Or are you a not-for-profit in need of a brand refresh or re-positioning and would welcome some input from students at The University of Reading? Reading University will be holding a structured eight-week ‘design-thinking brand jam’ with Part ...

  • Feedback needed on new Reading All-Age Autism Strategy
    26 August 2022

    Reading Borough Council is asking for feedback on the new borough-wide Reading All Age Autism Strategy to ensure all partners and organisations are doing everything they can to help autistic people in Reading. Reading’s All-Age Autism Needs Assessment informed the 2022-26 Strategy, designed by autistic residents, parent carers, professionals working with autistic children and adults, local ...

  • Could you offer visit day opportunities to our Education Studies students? 28 October 2022, 2 December 2022 and 3 February 2023
    19 August 2022

    As part of studying for a degree in Education Studies, our undergraduate students are required to undertake a series of visit days to a learning environment. This forms part of their professional development module in which they need to gain experience in an education and learning context. For the visit day, students will attend in group ...

  • Seeking professional placements for Education Studies students
    19 August 2022

    As part of studying for a degree in Education Studies, our undergraduate students are required to arrange a professional placement in a learning environment/educational setting. This forms part of their professional development module in which they need to gain experience in an education and learning context of their choosing. The aim of this as an ...

  • Help to Claim Universal Credit
    18 August 2022

    Citizens Advice Reading can support your clients to claim Universal Credit. We offer a free service that takes your client from initial application to first correct payment. If your client is thinking of making their first claim for Universal Credit whether they are currently on no benefits or receiving legacy benefits we can help. We can: talk them ...

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