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  • Wellbeing Forum – 28th January – book your place now!
    6 January 2016

    The Wellbeing Forum for Reading’s Voluntary and Community Sector will be on Thursday 28th January 2016. As well as plenty of time for networking, the agenda will include: the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) – the information it covers, how you can use the data and how you can input about the needs of your service users having ...

  • Upcoming Community and Capital Grants – closing 29 January 2016
    5 January 2016

    The Funding Services Team at Reading Borough Council would like to remind voluntary organisations that the next round of Community and Capital Grants is approaching. The deadline for this is the 29 January. If you would like to apply for a grant, please follow the website link and request an application form online. In addition to ...

  • Social Enterprise Café Opportunity in Dee Park – closing 19 February 2016
    5 January 2016

    What is the opportunity? We are looking for a Social Enterprise (either new or established) to run a Community Café at Unit 1, Montague House, 12 Spey Road, Tilehurst, RG30 4DG. In addition to the provision of a quality service, the key outcomes sought by this expression of interest are to provide a meaningful community benefit – whether through ...

  • Help shape the future of your local fire and rescue service!
    5 January 2016

    “At Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, we are striving to ensure that the communities of Royal Berkshire are enabled to lead safe and fulfilling lives. Part of this work involves us contributing to safer communities by developing an Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) to identify, assess and mitigate all foreseeable fire and rescue related ...

  • Reading 4 Community online funding tool
    1 January 2016

    RBC now offers the latest version of the online grant search programme from called Reading 4 Community©. Reading 4 Community lets you search through the most up to date information on thousands of funding programmes at any time to suit you – day or night. And the good news is that it is still free to use ...

  • New funding opportunities for organisations working with Families and Women and Girls
    1 January 2016

    The latest issue of Funding Digest features details about two new funding programmes for organisations working with families and women and girls. These are Buttle UK’s Families Grants Programme and the Rosa Voices from the Frontline Grants Scheme around gender equality. Buttle UK – Families Programme This programme provides items for the most basic needs of vulnerable ...

  • “In Kind Direct” provides donated goods to local groups
    18 June 2015

    In Kind Direct is a national charity that helps organisations get the things they need to support communities. They do this by taking donations of goods from manufacturers and retailers and redistributing them to charities and not for profit organisations. From cleaning products to keep your premises sparkling, to packs of essential toiletries for people in crisis. As organisations only have ...

  • How to get funding and support from businesses
    24 March 2015

    Grants from companies can often involve a less rigorous application process and lighter-touch monitoring than funding through charitable trusts, but it doesn’t always mean it’s easier to access. As many of them promote their grants heavily through local branches, lots of people know about them and give it a go.

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