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

  • 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 12 September 2019 at the RVA offices, on the Third Floor of Central Library. At your one-to-one, you will have ...

  • Lloyds Bank Foundation meet the funder workshop – 10 October 2019
    16 July 2019

    The Lloyds Bank Foundation will be re-opening its funding programme in September 2019 to offer funding between 10,000 to £100,000, delivered across three years. There is also the opportunity for continuation funding, so your charity could be funded for up to six years in total. This funding stream will fund core costs as well as ...

  • Free resources for charity leaders from Clore Social Leadership
    15 July 2019

    Clore Social Leadership has developed some free resources for those in leadership positions in the voluntary and community sector to help address leadership challenges. These tools are referred to as the ‘Backpack’ and contain the most impactful leadership tools they have gathered in the past 10 years of running leadership programmes, and contain the following ...

  • Place to Ride Grants – ongoing until January 2021
    15 July 2019

    The Places to Ride Programme will fund the development of multi-use facilities to engage with a broad spectrum of cyclists and to encourage people who have never cycled before to get on their bikes. The programme has been made possible through a new £15 million commitment from government and will be delivered over the next three ...

  • ‘Great to connect and learn new skills’: a review of our first Social Action Leader’s Network
    15 July 2019

    Last week the room was buzzing with the first network session for Reading’s Social Action Leaders. The session was attended by 18 representatives from a variety of grass roots community groups, who provide a wonderful range of activities to bring people and communities together, mostly on a completely volunteer led basis! As one attendee mentioned: It ...

  • An Introduction to Volunteer Management
    11 July 2019

    Introduction: Whether behind the scenes and administrative roles or working directly with clients, volunteers play a vital role in supporting the work of organisations across our town. For many organisations, without the work of volunteers, it would not be possible for them to deliver the services they provide in the way they do. Given the central role ...

  • Wild about Reading – 9-day programme celebrating nature across Reading
    10 July 2019

    Wild about Reading is a town-wide event to showcase and celebrate the many organisations, groups and individuals that preserve and conserve different aspects of our beautiful town. There will be free activities every day from Saturday 27 July to Sunday 4 August 2019 Find out more about the exciting range of events Download a leaflet with the ...

  • RVA-inspired street party a great success
    10 July 2019

    Following an RVA workshop led by David Neale on How to Run a Street Party, Rosehill Park residents and those living at Rosehill House and cottages joined together for a ‘street’ party on the lawn in front of Rosehill House on Sunday 7 July 2019. Between 70 and 100 people attended and shared lunch together, ...

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