BCF – SEGRO Centenary Fund

Article date
15 June 2020
Primary interest
Funding and Fundraising

The SEGRO Centenary Fund is now open for applications from local charities and community groups in Reading that have employability-led projects and require financial support.

The majority of the first year’s funding of more than £1 million will be allocated to projects which provide emergency relief and seek to address the longer term impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The fund was originally intended to be launched on 19 May to coincide with the 100th anniversary  of SEGRO’s establishment, however, the plans were revised to provide urgent support to members of the community who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of the Covid-19.

What are the funding priorities?

They are now keen to identify and support impactful community projects which will help young and disadvantaged people on their journey into employment.

Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, SEGRO supported a number of charities that helped to train and develop the skills and confidence of hundreds of Reading residents to enable them reach their full potential. They want to support more of these projects and want to encourage charities and community groups in Reading to bid to help them continue to deliver training and employability support during the crisis.

How much can you apply for?

Grants are available up to £10,000.

More information and how to apply

Charities can apply via their community partner, the Berkshire Community Foundation, by contacting Jon Yates Jon.yates@berkshirecf.org.