What are the ‘needs’ in Berkshire?
‘Vital for Berkshire’ goes beyond the statistics to uncover areas and themes where pockets of deprivation can be found, and where local communities are struggling. A safe home, good health and secure employment are interdependent and underpin wellbeing – a key message from Berkshire’s Vital Signs 2017. Vital for Berkshire will raise awareness about and raise vital funds to support community groups helping people dealing with issues preventing them from having a safe home, good health and secure employment.
People with mental health issues are more likely than average to experience homelessness, rent or mortgage difficulties, poor quality housing, deprived neighbourhoods or crime and isolation (Vital Signs 2017)
Berkshire Community Foundation is aiming to raise £200,000 during the year, to fund local projects/voluntary organisations addressing the needs identified as ‘Vital for Berkshire’.
The first ‘Vital for Berkshire’ funding round is now open for applications, with grants available of up to £10,000.