Bringing sectors
together for mutual benefit

Helping organisations and individuals in the Greater Reading area

Are you looking to make connections and improve your local environment and community? Connect Reading can help you!

Each of our members has a unique and valuable contribution to make. We love getting to know you so we can help you build meaningful connections with long-term impact.

We focus on meeting actual needs and seek to always be innovative and creative as we work together to build a better Reading… for everyone!

Improve your local community and environment

Access Connect Reading events and projects

Connect and network with other local organisations

Easily create social value and meet CSR goals

How you can get involved


We help you to make local connections that will enable you to meet your CSR goals and make a lasting difference to your local community.


Gain access to resources, events and opportunities helping you to build relationships and showcase your work with
cross-sector organisations.


Become part of our community, gain access to Connect Reading projects and events, networking opportunities and be the first to hear our news.

What our members say

Connect Reading Events

Our events give you the opportunity to invest in local projects, receive practical resources and support, improve your local environment and network with other members. 

Wrapped up presents

The Giving Tree

An annual opportunity for the
people of Reading to show their generosity and buy a gift to make a difference to local disadvantaged children and young people.

Annie and Claire standing next to a bin holding litter pickers

Reading RESCUE

Sponsored by Thames Water, Reading Rescue is a bi-annual opportunity for team and individuals to get out and clean up the local environment. 

foil wrapped chocolate eggs

Easter Egg Appeal

An opportunity to do something egg-cellent and donate Easter eggs to charities working with children and adults in Reading. 

People networking

Member Events

Come and meet other Connect Reading members. Find out what’s happening in your local community, create connections, and support one another. 

Photos across the site used with permission from Reading-based photographers Matt Emmett, Caroline Gratrix & Tina Panting.

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