Building a better Reading for everyone

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

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 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

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