Building a better Reading for everyone

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

Connecting for mutual benefit!
Connect Reading - connecting sectors
Local, innovative, social value, longer-term and sector equality

Our Purpose…

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

Join the network

Connect Reading - business


We help businesses achieve their environmental, social and governance goals by connecting them with other sectors. Access learning and networking opportunities, making a positive social impact locally.

Connect Reading - people together

Non profit

Knowing our members results in charities and non-profits receiving targeted support where it’s truly needed. Our events connect you with resources and learning opportunities, plus a chance to showcase your work.

Connect Reading - education


Schools, Colleges and Universities join the network to connect with over 150 other local organisations from multiple sectors. Access resources, events, and business partnerships.

Connect Reading - puclic sector

Public sector

Connect with local organisations from other sectors to inform, impact and co-deliver your local strategies. Your staff can access events and learning opportunities, plus 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