Happy New Year!
Its been an amazing year of activity and hard work, the team are still busy trying to raise as much as possible to support local projects. We are now taking some time to pull together an End of Year Report. We hope to share our reflections and next steps at an event on 18th January, back in Newbury where it all started from 6pm-8pm. Click here for event information.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the campaign, we are planning to be able to grant an incredible £200,000 in March to support projects across the County providing vital support.
We have had a huge response to the Brighter Berkshire 2017 Year of Mental Health Fund, we have received 50 applications totalling over £600,000! Initial due diligence has been carried out and full applications are being reviewed. The BCF team will be working flat out to raise as much as we can to help fund these vital projects and we are calling on the whole of the Berkshire community for donations to help us to be able to support as many projects as we can. You can donate by clicking here.
Goodbye to The Talking Heads BBC Radio Show
We launched our year of mental health in partnership with BBC Radio Berkshire with in January 2017. The series won two prestigious awards during the year. A Bronze Frank Gillard Award and a Bronze Best Community Programme award from the Radio Academy. The show has now come to an end but you can listen to them all online here HERE.
Please take the end of year survey
The Brighter Berkshire team are trying to learn as much as they can about what has helped over the year and will use the feedback to share with others trying to achieve similar aims. It takes less than 5 minutes so PLEASE TAKE THE SURVEY HERE.