BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
We raise funds for, and make grants to, local charities and community groups addressing identified need across Berkshire.  

We use our local knowledge to connect supporters to the groups and communities they want to help, making sure their donations are effective and bring the greatest benefit to those most in need.  Last year we gave over £900,000 to a wide range of local projects, addressing issues such as child poverty, unemployment, social isolation and homelessness.

OUR VISION

A strong generous community in Berkshire where people work in partnership to enhance the quality of local life.

OUR MISSION

To inspire philanthropy and charitable giving – connecting people, ideas, resources and needs to make a lasting difference.

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  • “Diligence is always needed, as great projects, indeed great communities, aren't formed overnight."
    Joe McKenna
    Executive Director of BCF, 1993-1998
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Adviza’s Energise Innovation Project

Adviza’s Energise Innovation Project addresses the root causes of young people becoming NEET (not in education, training or employment).

The project works with 14-15 year olds who are identified as having on average three to four risk-of-NEET indicators, including poor school attendance, disruptive or antisocial behaviour, family or mental health issues and low educational attainment.

Ufton Court Educational Trust

Ufton Court Educational Trust runs two main programmes to support disadvantaged young people, Ufton History and Ufton Adventure. Ufton Court is attended by 10,000 children a year from a wide range of backgrounds.

Berkshire Youth

Berkshire Youth provides support to youth leaders and young people across Berkshire. Berkshire Youth was awarded £10,000 towards running costs in 2014 as one of the strategic ‘Give a Child a Chance’ grants.

Leaving a Legacy

Following receipt of a legacy via Blandy & Blandy, Reading Mencap has been awarded £10,000 from Pat’s Lasting Memories Fund.

ABC to Read

A grant of £4,975 from ‘Give a Child a Chance’ has helped to train community volunteers as reading helpers.

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