Impact report on grants at RVA

Primary interest
Voluntary sector
In response to the pandemic, RVA secured funding in the second half of 2020 to run two small grants schemes for voluntary and community sector groups and a fund to address digital exclusion within low-income households.


  • £10k from Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) for Reading Community Grants
  • £20k from Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Group (BWCCG) for Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee Mental Health Grants across Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham.
  • £5k from the NHS for digital inclusion for people over 58 in Reading
  • £7k for digital inclusion for people under 58 in Reading

The two small grant schemes enabled the delivery of 14 projects comprising a wide range of activities and communities, reaching more than 1,150 people, whilst 70 no-income or low-income households benefitted from the digital inclusion grants.

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