Hurst Bowling Club

Thursdays at Hurst Bowling Club, is full of noise, laughter and talking. It’s the day when the ‘Thursday Club’ gets together giving the elderly, isolated and lonely members of Hurst a much needed opportunity to enjoy some company, conversation and of course, a game of bowls.   Two years ago, Bob* joined the club. He…

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The Beehive Foundation

The Beehive Foundation aims to provide opportunities and experiences for children and young people facing social exclusion by providing unique and bespoke opportunities and experiences to develop self-esteem. The group runs a two hour session weekly on Wednesdays in Chalvey Community Centre in Slough. Around thirty children aged 5-12 attend the club, with on average…

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Sebastian’s Action Trust

Sebastian’s Action Trust was awarded a grant of £5,000 from ‘Give a Child a Chance’ in 2015. Sebastian’s Action Trust helps families of seriously ill and life-limited children, from diagnosis, through to treatment and beyond.  The grant has enabled them to set up and run a community café at their Family Services Hub in Slough, benefiting nearly 250…

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Launchpad Reading

A grant of £10,000 was awarded to Launchpad Reading from Berkshire Community Foundation in 2015. Launchpad provides housing and support, empowering vulnerable people to transform their lives and fulfil their potential.  The grant enabled Launchpad Reading to provide support for housing people who are moving on from homeless hostels and those who are at risk…

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Bracknell Executive Job Club

Bracknell Executive Job Club was awarded £1,500 from Berkshire Community Foundation’s Business Philanthropy Club Fund in 2015. The club provides free services, provided by volunteers, to improve the job search skills of people from a broadly managerial and professional background who have been made redundant and are seeking employment. The services, which include CV writing,…

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Link Visiting Scheme

The Link Visiting Scheme is a befriending charity that supports isolated older people in the Wokingham borough.  There is mounting concern about the levels of isolation and loneliness, among older people in particular, and there is also growing evidence of the health risks associated with prolonged isolation and loneliness. The Link Visiting Scheme uses a…

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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a gift in your will is a wonderful way of supporting local communities for generations to come.  Berkshire Community Foundation offers an ideal way to leave a legacy efficiently and easily, with a number of options available to ensure that your legacy achieves exactly what you want it to.  Why leaving a legacy is…

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