May 2022 Member News

Networking at Reading School
 April 2022 Member News

Welcome to our monthly member news update of May 2022! Pictured above is our April Member Networking at Reading School last month. It was a hugely successful event inside a very historical and beautiful place. If you want to find out more about these events, be sure get in touch.

Connect Reading are Hiring!

Connect Reading currently have a vacancy for a Projects and Membership Manage to join our small team, find all the info here.

We are also looking to recruit 3 new trustees, specifically a treasurer, a trustee with a HR background, and a general trustee. Check out all the info and requirements here.

Can You Help our Charity Members?

GRAFT Thames Valley are getting increasing numbers at their job clubs, and they were wondering if any larger organisations had any spare laptops, desktops or tablets to solve their problem! If you can help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Autism Berkshire are also looking for some chocolate or biscuits for their stall at the Reading Children’s Festival at Forbury on the 14th May.

Please get in touch if you can help out! Thanks


Adviza Webinars and Probation Service SWAPs

Adviza have a range of career advice workshops running through May. Check them out here.

Also coming up, is their Probation Service SWAPS, on the 10th/11th May and also a Thames Valley Police Webinar where you’ll learn about the recruitment process of becoming a Police Officer. Get in touch if you’re interested!

Berkshire Youth - Job Opportunities and Waterside Centre

Berkshire Youth are currently recruiting Youth Workers in Bracknell to work at a number of schools to provide 1 on 1 support.  If this is of interest to you, head to their vacancies page.

They’re also delighted to announce that their Waterside Centre Newbury has a wide range of rooms and spaces available to hire, all at very competitive prices. See their website for all the info.

Sport In Mind - Golf Day and Adult Women’s Football Taster Session!

Sport In Mind will be hosting their first ever Golf Day on the 19th May at the Sunningdale Heath Golf Club.

If you’d like to join them, a four-person team costs £300 (£75 per person) – there will be other interactive fundraising side-games on site, as well as a free food voucher. Check their website out for more info.

Sport In Mind are also hosting an  Adult Women’s Football Taster Session on the 10th May 11:00-12:00.

It’s a chance for local women to join a really fun, relaxed and safe & supportive session, to enjoy a kick around and meet others within the Sport in Mind family! Get in touch with us for more info.


Launchpad - Swim 68

Our friends at Launchpad have launched a brand-new fundraising challenge for 8-16 year olds called Swim 68 – where children and young people take on the challenge of swimming 68 lengths of a pool throughout June and raise vital funds to support homeless people in Reading. Can your child or students make a splash for cash and help local people in need?

Find out more and sign them up here! 

#5KinMay Challenge - No5

This year No5 Young People are challenging others to achieve 5000 (5K) of anything whilst helping No5 to raise £5,000 throughout the month of May. This target of £5,000 will directly fund 4 months of counselling for 5 young people and 20 mental health workshops delivered to groups of 30 in local schools.

Start a JustGiving page through this link to be a part of it!


Reading gains specialist LGBT+ support with Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence for the Thames Valley.

Following funding from the Ministry of Justice, allocated by the Police and Crime Commissioners, Support U is launching Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA) and Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) provisions. On the 15th June from 4pm.

Support U is calling on practitioners within the DA/SV sector, mental health/substance and alcohol/sexual health/etc. services, and local authorities from across the Thames Valley to attend the launch.

Book a ticket here.

Safer Streets 4 bid - Safety Survey

Reading Borough Council are looking at ways to improve the town centre for people living, working and/or socialising.

If you use the town centre and you have views on how safe you feel during the day time and at night, please complete the following short survey. Your views will help us focus on the areas which need improving and encourage more people to enjoy all that Reading has to offer.


Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship - Student Internship Scheme 2021/22 Open, Interns for Charities

The University of Reading Student Internship Scheme are looking to link with more charities on their scheme.

As a registered charity, they would be able to offer you a grant to cover the salary costs 100% for a maximum of 2 interns at 4 weeks each. On-costs would be your responsibility.

Get in touch with us to find out more about the scheme.


May 2022 Member News
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