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  • Sports Xtra – Reading Summer Youth Activities
    6 August 2019

    Reading’s Youth Summer Activities have begun! We thought we would tell you more about the groups working with us – to give you an insight into their world and what you could get involved in. Today’s focus is on all things sport with Sports Xtra.   Sports Xtra are the children’s physical activity experts, focused on providing ...

  • The Branding Project – open for applications until mid-August 2019
    6 August 2019

    Are you a new charity looking to establish a brand identity but lack 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 four-week ‘design-thinking brand jam’ with Part ...

  • Reside Dance – Reading Summer Youth Activities
    31 July 2019

    Reading’s Youth Summer Activities are on the horizon! In the days running up to our summer events we thought we would tell you more about the groups working with us – to give you an insight into their world and what you could get involved in. Today’s focus is on all things dance with Reside ...

  • Befriending Forum
    30 July 2019

    Befriending Forum September 2019 Anyone interested in reducing loneliness and social isolation is welcome at the next Befriending Forum on Thursday 26th September 2019 from 12.30 until 4.15pm at Community Place, 3rd floor, Reading Central Library. The focus of this event is on how to show the impact of your work – to funders, the public, beneficiaries ...

  • Befriending Forum on 26 September 2019
    30 July 2019

    Is your group interested or already involved in taking action on loneliness and social isolation?  If you are, then you’ll be very welcome at the September Befriending Forum! The focus of this event is on how to show the impact of your work – to funders, the public, beneficiaries and to your own volunteers and staff. The ...

  • Reading FC’s Kicks – Reading Summer Youth Activities
    25 July 2019

    Reading’s Youth Summer Activities are on the horizon! In the weeks running up to our summer events we thought we would tell you more about the groups working with us – to give you an insight into their world and what you could get involved in. Today’s focus is on all things football with Reading ...

  • RVA are recruiting – join the team!
    24 July 2019

    Join our team as RVA Services Administrator Reading Voluntary Action are looking for a Services Administrator who will provide administrative support services to ensure the smooth running of the charity. If you think this role might be for you, you can find more information and an application pack here. Further information Find out more about the work RVA ...

  • Demonstrating your Impact – FSI workshop
    24 July 2019

    Effectively demonstrating your impact to your key stakeholders such as donors, grant makers, partners, trustees, media and staff is essential for securing ongoing support for your work. Making a difference to the lives of individuals, communities, animals and/or the environment is probably the reason why your charity was established, so how can you show that you ...

  • The Rock Academy – Reading Summer Youth Activities
    24 July 2019

    Reading’s Youth Summer Activities are on the horizon! In the weeks running up to our summer events we thought we would tell you more about the groups working with us – to give you an insight into their world and what you could get involved in. Today’s focus is on all things music with The ...

  • Disadvantaged communities: consultation on reviewing health and social care policies
    24 July 2019

    The Department of Health and Social Care is currently inviting 250-word responses to the question: Which health and social care policies should be reviewed to improve the health of people living in poorer communities, or excluded groups? You can give your response here. The examples they give of excluded groups are people sleeping rough, people leaving care, ...

  • Reading Town Meal crowdfunder campaign
    24 July 2019

    Reading Town Meal is a vibrant, community-driven event unique to Reading, which has become an annual occasion at Forbury Gardens. They have just launched their Crowdfunder campaign with the target of raising around £2,000 for this year’s Town Meal and to secure the future of the community event. Reading Town Meal celebrates and promotes home-grown and ...

  • One Reading – Participation and Engagement Forum
    23 July 2019

    The One Reading Participation and Engagement Forum is for voluntary sector organisations, parents, and community representatives who are working with families to improve outcomes for young people in Reading. The Forum is part of the One Reading partnership and this first meeting will include the following: An introduction to the partnership and how it relates to Brighter ...

  • Have your say on sport and leisure: Active Reading consultation now open
    18 July 2019

    The council is conscious that one of the most important things it can do is help people lead more active and healthy lives. We know there are many residents who regularly enjoy participating in sports and being active, whether it’s a regular swim, taking part in team sports or simply a weekly walk around your local ...

  • RVA Services Administrator – closing date 7 August 2019
    17 July 2019

    RVA are looking for a Services Administrator who will manage the processes required to support RVA’s services, staff and board, ensuring that systems are being operated consistently throughout the organisation. The purpose of the role is to provide administrative support services to ensure the smooth running of the charity. Working hours: 37 hours a week (flexible ...

  • Summer holiday clubs at Reading Salvation Army
    17 July 2019

    Reading Central Salvation Army are running two free clubs for young people this summer Splash! – summer holiday club for children aged 5 to 12 years Wednesday 28 August to Friday 30 August 2019 Between 10 am and 12.30 pm, including lunch each day! Free fun, games, and crafts Make Lunch – aimed at primary school children, parents and siblings ...

  • Reading Youth Summer Activities
    16 July 2019

    This summer Reading Voluntary Action has created a full schedule of free youth events across Central and East Reading, and Whitley and Southcote. Our events will be running between 6 and 22 August 2019 and will be open to ages 10-14. There is no cost for any of the events so you can relax and ...

  • 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards – open until 23 September 2019
    16 July 2019

    The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000. To be eligible organisations must be at least three years old, a registered charity, working in a health-related field in the ...

  • Co-op Foundation Space to Connect Grants – open until 31 July 2019
    16 July 2019

    Space to Connect is a partnership between the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DMCS) and the Co-op Foundation. It builds on the commitment to unlock the potential of community spaces as part of the Government’s loneliness strategy. Grants are available to help community organisations identify, improve and protect community spaces in England where people can connect ...

  • SWR Customer and Communities Improvement Fund – open until 6 September 2019
    16 July 2019

    South West Railways (SWR) are inviting bids for the first round of their Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (CCIF). There is £5.3 million available for projects that, having shown a link to the railway, have clear social or community benefit. Successful bids can come from a wide range of schemes and activities, from diversity and outreach projects ...

  • National Lottery Community Fund 1:1 funding surgery
    16 July 2019

    Does your voluntary or community group need funding for a specific project? The National Lottery Community Fund funding officer for Reading will be offering one-to-one sessions (30 minute slots) to Reading voluntary and community groups on Thursday 14 March 2019 at the RVA offices, on the Third Floor of Central Library. At your one-to-one, you will have ...

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