Berkshire Youth

Established in 1940, Berkshire Youth provides support to youth leaders and young people across Berkshire and within the six unitary authorities.  The group’s aims are to support clubs and projects throughout Berkshire, to deliver leisure time activities and opportunities to young people so that they may fulfil their own potential and make a positive contribution…

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Apna Virsa

Apna Virsa is a community organisation that celebrates traditional and contemporary Asian culture across different communities within Slough, to help community cohesion, tolerance and integration.  Using Localgiving.com, Apna Virsa raised £7,559.55 in 2013/14.  This helped over 500 people to enjoy cultural learning and activities, improving knowledge about their heritage as well as bringing together different…

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Berkshire CAB

Citizens Advice Bureaux (CABs) work with some of the most disadvantaged and excluded individuals in society, providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice.  During 2014, all Berkshire CABs experienced high levels of enquiries relating to aspects of the Government’s Welfare Reforms and, in particular, advice about debt and benefits.  For example, at Reading CAB 36%…

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Berkshire Vision

A grant of £8,100 from Comic Relief in 2013 has enabled more visually impaired people to enjoy a programme of supported sporting activity.  Berkshire Vision, a Reading based charity, provides over 2,100 visually impaired people in Berkshire with the information and support they need to live independently and safely, so they can enjoy their lives…

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ABC to Read

A grant of £4,975 from ‘Give a Child a Chance’ was awarded in 2013 to ABC to Read, to help train community volunteers as reading helpers.  Volunteers work with Berkshire children who struggle to read, particularly at schools in the more deprived areas of the county, using a ‘one to one’ scheme to improve literacy standards that…

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