News – Reading Voluntary Action

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  • Reading Dingley is Outstanding1

    26 June 2015

    Please read our June 2015 newsletter to find out all that has been happening at the Dingley Centres.

    Stories include: the appointment of our first CEO; Reading Dingley again being rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and the latest on our various fundraising events.

    More great news is that this academic year to date, 97% of our children …

  • Central club building development open meeting2

    25 June 2015

    The steering group working on the development of the Central Building will be holding an open meeting for anyone interested in progress or getting involved.

    Central building open meeting Tuesday 14th July 2015 at 5.30pm .

    Third floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square.

  • Big Lottery Women and Childrens Initiative3

    25 June 2015

    The women and girls initiative is a funding stream of up to 45 million which we will invest in services for women and girls. The overarching aim of this funding is empowering women and girls to take control of their lives. Only women and girls organisations will be eligible to apply.

    We are defining a women and …

  • Final notice on Building Better Opportunities4

    24 June 2015

    The Big Lottery are now receiving applications for stage one of the Building Better Opportunities fund with a deadline of 3rd August 2015.

    https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/building-better-opportunities The following organisations are taking leads for the 3 priorities and are meeting with partner providers across Berkshire.

    Addressing Barriers to Work Supporting Families …

  • REMINDER Adult Social Care Grants Re-shaping workshop 6th July5

    24 June 2015

    Reading Borough Council is proposing to change its approach for Adult Social Care and Public Health grant funding from 2016.

    This is a final reminder of the workshop on 6th July, when you can hear more about the proposals.

    If you currently having funding through Adult Social Care or Public Health, it is important that you understand …

  • News from Readings Wellbeing Forum6

    22 June 2015 News – Reading Voluntary Action

    The first Reading Wellbeing Forum, organised by Reading Voluntary Action, brought together representatives from about 35 voluntary and community groups to explore how we can work together to improve the wellbeing of local people.

    Cllr Graeme Hoskin, Chair of Readings Health and Wellbeing Board, gave his views on What is Wellbeing why is it important …

  • Legacy of Valour Exhibition7

    22 June 2015

    This exhibition runs throughout the month starting on 2 August, about the contribution of Sikh soldiers during the First World War (1914-1918) or the Great War, as it was known at the time was a watershed event in the modern history.

    The events of the conflict changed the social and political map of the world …

  • East Reading Festival 2015 Biggest Turn Out Ever8

    22 June 2015

    Thousands enjoyed the sun at the East Reading Festival in Palmer Park on Sunday, June 14 with organisers declaring it the biggest turn out ever.

    The free entry event saw four music stages catering to the crowd with the main stage headlined by Origami Heart.

    The Lime Stage is a new addition to the festival …

  • Survey on Victim Personal Statements9

    19 June 2015 News – Reading Voluntary Action

    The Victims Commissioner, Baroness Newlove, has launched a survey for victims to share their experiences or views about Victim Personal Statements (VPS).

    She would like to obtain the views of as many victims as possible to help complete a review which aims to develop a better understanding of victim personal statement processes and what agencies could …

  • In Kind Direct provides donated goods to local groups10

    18 June 2015

    In Kind Direct is a national charity that helps organisationsget the things theyneed to support communities. Theydo this bytaking donations of goods from manufacturers and retailers and redistributing them to charities andnot for profit organisations. From cleaning products to keep your premises sparkling, to packs of essential toiletries for people incrisis.

    As organisations only have …

  • Small Grants for community groups deadline 31 July 201511

    17 June 2015

    Reading Borough Councils small grants programme is available to support grass roots work and designed primarily to fund start-up costs, small projects and events that encourage activity at neighbourhood level.

    The next deadline for local Voluntary & Community sector groups to apply for Community Grants is Friday 31 July 2015.

    The following grant types will be available: Black …

  • Shaping Carers Services in Berkshire second event 30th June12

    16 June 2015

    This is the second in two events to involve potential providers in shaping Carers Services across Berkshire.

    At the first event on 2nd June, commissioners across Berkshire presented the headline specification for the services they are considering.

    This headline specification can be found here The event on June 30th will explore how partnerships for carers support …

  • Have you looked at the RGneeds.me homepage lately?13

    15 June 2015

    Members of the public visiting our site get to read articles about the impact volunteers are having within a range of canny charities and community groups who are using the site to publicise their work and help us create a sense of the volunteering community in Reading.

    Feedback from those organisations indicates that these articles …

  • Have a look at the new NHS Berkshire West Childrens Health website!14

    15 June 2015 News – Reading Voluntary Action

    A guide for parents and carers of children under five.

    Children may seem unwell for a variety of reasons and sometimes all you need is some medical advice to help you to decide what care is best for them.

    The Berkshire West Clinical Commissioning Groups have commissioned www.childhealthberkshirewest.nhs.uk a website that puts the right information at …

  • Trustee Network update15

    12 June 2015

    The relaunch meeting of the Trustee Network on 3 June saw new and experienced trustees from charities active in Reading getting together to talk about some important issues that their role brings them into contact with.

    They also got the chance to sign up to a range of particularly helpful sessions for trustees coming up over …

  • Reading 4 Community new online funding tool16

    12 June 2015

    After many years of providing GRANTnet, to help you do your own personalised grant searches, we are pleased to tell you that we are now able to offer you the latest version of the online Grant Search programme from Idox plc renamed Reading 4 Community.

    Reading 4 Community lets you search though the most up …

  • Adult Social Care Grants Re-shaping workshop17

    12 June 2015

    You are invited to a workshop on Thursday 6th July to understand Reading Borough Councils proposed approach for Adult Social Care and Public Health grant funding from 2016.

    This will be an opportunity to share your views on the application process before this is finalised, and to contribute your ideas on how we can work together …

  • Readings Adult Social Care Information & Advice Plan: Measuring Quality and Impact18

    12 June 2015

    Reading Borough Council is holding a short workshop on Friday June 26th focusing on the Adult Social Care Information and Advice Plan.

    The workshop will explore how to measure the effectiveness of information and advice provision, specifically two key questions: What are the standards we should be using to measure if we have good information and …

  • Champions in West Berkshire!19

    10 June 2015

    Arthritis Care are running weekly drop in sessions in West Berkshire for people living with arthritis and we wanted to shout about it!

    Testimonials from attendees tell us that we are making a difference: Very Positive and informative, given me lots of incentives Picked up many valid points on exercise and healthy eating Extremely helpful, especially options other than …

  • Is your organisation eligible for a free broadband upgrade?20

    9 June 2015

    The government areoffering grants of up to 3000 to boost your organisations broadband, covering your installation and upgrade costs.

    The grants are available to small businesses, registered charities and social enterprises on a first come, first served basis so get moving quickly if you wish to take advantage of the opportunity.

    For more information and to …

References

  1. ^ Reading Dingley is Outstanding (rva.org.uk)
  2. ^ Central club building development open meeting (rva.org.uk)
  3. ^ Big Lottery Women and Childrens Initiative (rva.org.uk)
  4. ^ Final notice on Building Better Opportunities (rva.org.uk)
  5. ^ REMINDER Adult Social Care Grants Re-shaping workshop 6th July (rva.org.uk)
  6. ^ News from Readings Wellbeing Forum (rva.org.uk)
  7. ^ Legacy of Valour Exhibition (rva.org.uk)
  8. ^ East Reading Festival 2015 Biggest Turn Out Ever (rva.org.uk)
  9. ^ Survey on Victim Personal Statements (rva.org.uk)
  10. ^ In Kind Direct provides donated goods to local groups (rva.org.uk)
  11. ^ Small Grants for community groups deadline 31 July 2015 (rva.org.uk)
  12. ^ Shaping Carers Services in Berkshire second event 30th June (rva.org.uk)
  13. ^ Have you looked at the RGneeds.me homepage lately? (rva.org.uk)
  14. ^ Have a look at the new NHS Berkshire West Childrens Health website! (rva.org.uk)
  15. ^ Trustee Network update (rva.org.uk)
  16. ^ Reading 4 Community new online funding tool (rva.org.uk)
  17. ^ Adult Social Care Grants Re-shaping workshop (rva.org.uk)
  18. ^ Readings Adult Social Care Information & Advice Plan: Measuring Quality and Impact (rva.org.uk)
  19. ^ Champions in West Berkshire! (rva.org.uk)
  20. ^ Is your organisation eligible for a free broadband upgrade? (rva.org.uk)

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