Building a better Reading for everyone

Bringing sectors together for a better local environment, local community and local economy.

Join our Summer Giving Appeal campaign, running until 5th July and help connect much-needed Aldi vouchers to local families in need this summer hol!

You’re about to make a real difference to local families in need this summer!
No hidden charges – every penny of your donation is spent on the voucher, thanks to the support of Aldi, The Earley Charity and Connect Reading’s tireless commitment to transparency and benefitting our communities.

Great news, you’re one step closer to joining the network!

Please select which sector your organisation best fits within and we can make sure you’re signing up in the best place:

Connecting for positive impact!
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Our values: local, innovative, social value, long-term & sector equality

Our Vision…

Our vision is a better Reading, for everyone.
Our mission is to bring sectors together for mutual benefit.

Our Purpose is to create connections which positively impact the local community, local environment and local economy.

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We help businesses achieve their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) goals by making connections across sectors. Businesses can access Learning & Development opportunities, whilst also networking across sectors to generating brand awareness and business leads.

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Non profits/Charities

We connect members results so charities and non-profits can receive targeted support and resources where it’s most needed. Our events offer staff and volunteers learning opportunities and fundraising links, alongside chances to showcase your work.

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The Education Sector

We work closely with the University of Reading and local schools and colleges and learning centres. Connecting our education members with over 120 local businesses and organisations, we help them access free resources, events and business partnership possibilities.

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Public Sector Services

Connect with local organisations from other sectors to inform, impact and co-deliver your local strategies. Your staff can access cross-sector events and learning opportunities, as well as resources for public projects.

The Next Connect Reading Project

The Giving Tree

Become a Secret Santa for a local person in need!

We’re working to connect chosen gifts to local people in need by collaborating with local charities, we help businesses and members of the public become a Secret Santa. Registration now open!

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Our Members say…

Connect Reading ensures organisations work together as a community for positive social change. They’re proactive and effective, collaborating to do what’s needed to benefit Reading.

Tina Stevenson
CEO, Citizens Advice Reading

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