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.
A strong generous community in Berkshire where people work in partnership to enhance the quality of local life.
To inspire philanthropy and charitable giving – connecting people, ideas, resources and needs to make a lasting difference.
BCF would like to congratulate Earley Day Centre, DrugFAM, Jelly, Swallowfield Community Responders, Thames ValleyKings Wheelchair Basketball Club (Kings), The Braywick Charitable Trust and West Berkshire Therapy Centre who have all won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.Details
OPAC received a grant of £1,600 to fund the continuation of weekly 45-minute sessions of Seated Yoga which they have been providing to members for over three years.
Citizens Advice Maidenhead & Windsor received a grant of £6,703 to fund its ‘Making Advice Accessible’ project.
SRS received a grant of £8,670.00 to fund the continuation of its ‘Ways into Work’ project. The funding enabled the group to give service users advice on job searching issues, CV and covering letter assistance ultimately helping Refugee and Asylum Seekers find employment.
The West Berkshire Therapy Centre, based in Thatcham, has been providing exercise and therapy to people with mobility problems since 2014. With funding from Berkshire Community Foundation, the centre can continue to help over 230 people a week to be more active, safe and independent.
In the last year, around 4,800 families or individuals, who didn’t know how or when they could feed themselves, were able to get
emergency food parcels from Woodley Foodbank.
Beat Routes, based in Slough, gives young people a stimulating and positive environment to help them see that they can choose
a positive future. Through music and creative workshops, young people are inspired to learn and work on creative projects.