CCB’s Helen Dean has a very busy year delivering 42 drop-in advice sessions and talks for families, targeting families with low incomes across Berkshire. Helen has also run 6 training sessions for front-line workers who support low income families. 400 families received advice and support, and 312 families were given a 1:1 consultation. CCB supported 132 families in making a claim for the Warm Home Discount, who were unaware of their entitlement, levering in £19,040 of income to low-income families and vulnerable families.Details
Sarah Scrope has been sworn in as High Sheriff of Berkshire, before the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire. She takes over from the current High Sheriff, Victoria Fishburn of Englefield.Details
Tulip Nursery Class at St John the Evangelist School in Newbury raise money for Berkshire Community Foundation.
Tulip Nursery Class at St John the Evangelist School in Newbury raise money for Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) during their Enterprise weekDetails
For the fourth year running, BCF has opened its Vital Signs Survey for people that live, work or go to school in Berkshire. In just 10 minutes or less, you can tell us which causes need support in Berkshire.Details
We aim to connect with others and raise awareness that 2017 is a Year of Mental Health in Berkshire and we want as many people as possible to join in, make a pledge and have conversations about mental health.Details
WORKING SMART TO REDUCE LONELINESS – Unemployed women in Reading are benefitting from a £5k Funding Boost granted to Smart Works.
Smart Works Reading has received £5,000 from the Berkshire Community Foundation – A Life Less Lonely fund. The grant will enable Smart Works Reading to continue to help women in Reading and the Thames Valley area get back into work, combatting the loneliness and isolation they often feel whilst battling unemployment. A recent report by Public Health England stated that 50% of unemployed people are socially isolated.Details
Brighter Berkshire Song Writing Competition Now #BBSongs17Details
BCF are delighted to join forces with Brighter Berkshire – 2017 Year of Mental Health. Following the release of the recent Vital Signs report and the announcement that our 2017 focus is around mental health issues, we look forward to working with Brighter Berkshire to make a lasting diference. Together we will help to deliver a legacy fund for local mental health charities.Details
BCF are delighted to form a strategic partnership with Reading-based Longleigh Foundation, a new grant-giving independent national charity that funds community projects supporting vulnerable people, to tackle loneliness across the county. The new partnership will see a jointly funding a community project aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation among adults in Reading.
The partnership will see Ascot supplement its existing charitable efforts, which have been headlined recently by raising over £750,000 for The Prince’s Countryside Fund over the last two years, with a specific focus on children and young people in the Berkshire area.Details