News

Here you can keep up with the latest from Reading’s 900+ voluntary organisations and other voluntary sector news from around the area.

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day at RCLC – 21 March 2018
    7 March 2018

    Reading Community Learning Centre is celebrating International Women’s Day on Wednesday 21 of March 2018 by holding its Women’s Day celebrations from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm at Reading Community Learning Centre, 94 London St, Reading RG1 4SJ. Come and enjoy the wonderful international food on sale by our learners, or pamper yourself with some ...

  • Do you run a voluntary group for children under 5?
    7 March 2018

    Have you heard about Family Development Workers? Family development workers are part of Reading Borough Council’s Early Help Support offer. Based in Children’s Centres across the borough, we provide help, guidance and support, working closely with families and the community to achieve positive change for children in Reading. If you run a voluntary group for children under ...

  • Making Every Contact Count – free training
    7 March 2018

    Making Every Contact Count (MECC) is an approach to behaviour change that utilises the millions of day-to-day interactions that organisations and individuals have with other people – to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. The fundamental idea underpinning the MECC approach is simple. It recognises that staff across ...

  • Reading Carnival 2018: The Rebirth
    7 March 2018

    Reading Carnival returns to mark its 41st Anniversary on 28 May 2018, 12-7pm, Prospect Park We had an amazing year last year and this year we want to make Carnival even better by aiming to getting EVERYONE in the community involved! We believe Reading Carnival is truly an inclusive event and we aim to represent all areas ...

  • Reading Central Club – Bidding Opportunity
    7 March 2018

    For sale, for conversion or redevelopment (mural to be retained): Reading Central Club, 36-42 London Street, Reading RG1 4SQ Reading Central Club is currently vacant and the council has decided to dispose of a 999 year leasehold interest. In accordance with the Third Sector Premises Policy Statement agreed on the 16 February 2016, voluntary sector organisations ...

  • Could you be RVA’s next Chair of Trustees?
    1 March 2018

    Reading Voluntary Action is seeking a Chair to provide leadership to our committed and active Board of Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in Reading’s voluntary sector and the strategic direction of this critical local organisation. RVA is passionate about helping Reading and its communities to thrive, and to working with ...

  • Let’s Make Reading Friendlier! – picture gallery
    28 February 2018

    A huge thank you to the hundreds of people who participated in last week’s Let’s Make Reading Friendlier! conference and filled the Town Hall with moving speeches and productive conversations. We collected lots of notes from the afternoon and evening workshops, and over the coming weeks we will be collating all of these into an ...

  • New to the role? Treasurer training next week
    28 February 2018

    Want to feel more confident with the finances of your community group or charity? This introductory treasurer training is ideal for anyone who is volunteering as a treasurer or interested in the role.

  • Reading Volunteer Awards – save the date: 6 June 2018
    28 February 2018

    Save the date! The Reading Volunteer Awards 2018 will take place on the evening of Wednesday 6 June at the Shehnai Olympia Ballroom in central Reading. The awards ceremony celebrates those in our community who volunteer their time, talents and skills for the benefit of our town. The evening will bring together volunteers from across the voluntary ...

  • Equality and Human Rights Framework: learning programme postponed
    28 February 2018

    Thank you to everyone who signed up for the Equality and Human Rights Framework learning programme, which was due to take place at Green Park on 5 March and 9 April 2018. Unfortunately, these training days have been cancelled, but they will be rescheduled for later in the year. We will announce the new dates as ...

  • Reading Libraries Consultation – closes 21 March 2018
    28 February 2018

    Reading Borough Council’s Policy Committee met on Monday 19 February to discuss savings proposals for the library service – these include reductions in opening hours at six libraries. You can read the full Council report here. Proposals have been approved for consultation and a public consultation opened on Wednesday 21 February 2018, for 4 weeks. You ...

  • Drug and Alcohol Strategy Consultation – closes 23 April 2018
    28 February 2018

    The Reading Drug and Alcohol Commissioning Strategy for Young People and Adults 2018-2022 sets out Reading’s drug and alcohol related vision and priorities for the next five years. The strategy has a community-wide focus, including children, young people and adults – whether they are consuming alcohol or drugs themselves or whether they are affected by other ...

  • The Mills Archive Trust wins National Lottery support
    28 February 2018

    The Mills Archive Trust in Reading has received £95,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Succession Breeds Success”. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on transforming the charity in three strategic areas so that the rare UK milling records they care for continue to be ...

  • Free PCs available
    14 February 2018

    The following Tower PCs are available or charity organisations. There are no screens, keyboards or OS. Apply to Leon Martinez, Zetes, Honey Lane, Hurley, Maidenhead SL6 6RJ. Email: Leon.Martinez@uk.zetes.com 3 x Dell Optiplex 360, E5400 2.7GhZ, 4 GB RAM, 232Gig HDD Dell Optiplex 320, Intel Core 2CPU 4400 2.0 Ghz, 1GB RAM, 74Gig HDD Dell Optiplex 320, Pentium CPU 3.00 ...

  • Reading Internship Scheme seeking placements for students
    14 February 2018

    What is the Reading Internship Scheme? The Reading Internship Scheme facilitates internships with SMEs for students and graduates of the University of Reading. It is run by the Careers team and is part of a wider offering for SMEs. The scheme offers: • An application framework that enables you to reach our students and graduates, but keeps you ...

  • Reading Borough Council announces street party dates
    13 February 2018

    To ensure that everybody enjoys celebrating their Big Lunch and the Royal Wedding weekend, this year the council is giving you the opportunity to hold a street party on one of five weekends in the summer. The weekends are 19-20 May, 2-3 June, 16-17 June, 23-24 June or 30 June-1 July. The first weekend is the ...

  • “We Welcome” interfaith event
    12 February 2018

    Reading City of Sanctuary invites you to their interfaith communal event on Wednesday 21st February to talk about how faith communities are putting “faith into action” to ensure that Reading remains a welcoming place. 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. Council Chambers, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU A Call to Action Refugees, asylum seekers fleeing persecution ...

  • 51 Armour Hill, Tilehurst – Bidding Opportunity
    7 February 2018

    51 Armour Hill, Tilehurst, RG31 6JP is currently vacant and the council has decided to grant a lease.  In accordance with the Third Sector Premises Policy Statement agreed on the 16 February 2016, voluntary sector organisations have a period of 8 weeks to submit a bid for the property. The bidding deadline is noon on ...

  • Funding opportunities – homelessness prevention and support
    6 February 2018

    Reading Borough Council has published four tender opportunities focusing on preventing homelessness and supporting people who are homeless. Floating support services for early intervention, homelessness prevention and tenancy sustainment Contract value per annum: £270,000. To deliver a service to households, across tenure type, to intervene early in preventing homelessness and sustaining tenancies. Intensive and Engaging (I&E) Support: Hub ...

  • Are you in need of free, quality office equipment? Reyooz can help!
    2 February 2018

    Reyooz is designed to give good causes access to resources that large organisations and companies no longer need. All organisations need to do it to click on an item, register their email and then Reyooz will do the rest, including organising the delivery.  All the items are free, but they ask for a contribution towards the delivery ...

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