charity Connecting Communities in Berkshire (CCB) is seeking new Trustees and a
Chair to help us continue our work of enhancing, empowering and strengthening
communities in Berkshire.
have over 45 years’ experience in community development work and are an active
member of the Action with Communities Rural Network (ACRE). Our core mission is
to enable communities in Berkshire to thrive by using our knowledge, skills and
enterprise. Our vision is to strengthen, promote and empower communities.
seeking enthusiastic individuals that have an interest in working to improve
community life in Berkshire to join our Board of Trustees. This is a non-remunerated
post however out of pocket expenses are payable. We are particularly interested
to hear from people that have skills and/or experience in marketing, PR, public
speaking, fundraising or campaigning.
skills and experience will be put to use to making a lasting difference in your
local communities. If you are retired or due to other circumstances have more
time to dedicate then this could be the perfect role for you as we are a small
team and do rely on volunteer support to help complete key task and finish
if you have a busy working life then there are only a handful of, mostly
evening, meetings to attend a year in which you could attend sharing expertise
and provide guidance on important decisions.
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or to
find out more about us and our current projects please visit our website: www.ccberks.org.uk. To make an appointment
for an informal conversation with our Chief Officer Tim please call on the 01189612000.
GoingCarFree.com is a travel awareness campaign delivered by Wessex DriveAbility, with funding from the Department for Transport. It seeks to give information and advice to people who are giving up driving for any reason to help them get around more easily, using a range of different travel choices and options.
It’s a useful one stop shop that helps people think positively about some of the worries they have if they can no longer drive. It looks at the practical stuff around planning journeys using public transport and what help is available if people are disabled, on using the internet and support to get on-line.
Stopping driving also doesn’t mean people have to lose their independence but it can mean that how people socialise and connect with others may change. Our website helps people find out what’s going on in their local community and how to deal with any concerns they may have about becoming isolated or lonely as a result of stopping driving.
We can help over the phone, by email or in person at our offices as well as online & we work with people who live in Berkshire. Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Wiltshire. Please send an email to email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Dream Fund is now open for applications. The application form is available
to access at the below link and will be open until 15 October at 5:30pm.
The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have
always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. They ask
charitable organisations across Great Britain to think big, be ambitious and
collaborate with other not-for-profit partners to deliver their dream project.
This programme aims to fund small-scale interventions, which will
make a considerable difference to the lives and happiness of women and
girls by raising the aspirations of girls and young women and combating the
influences that affect their confidence.
How much can I apply for?
Between £5,000 and £10,000
For a duration of up to 12
Meet one or more of the Tampon
Tax Community Fund objectives
They will fund:
Volunteer expenses: Budget for
training, travel, telephone calls, travel and meals.
Activity costs: Budget for
resources to facilitate a project/activity; costs that fall outside
capital, volunteer or staffing costs, e.g. catering, insurance.
costs: Budget for external consultants and sessional staff that are
employed for the specific project/activity that is being funded.
Deadline: 27th September, 2019 Grants are available to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations in the UK wishing to encourage young people’s interest in the countryside and the environment.
The Beatrice Laing Trust is one of the Laing Family Trusts that are administered jointly, with this Trust supporting projects that are in the areas of relief of poverty or advancement of the Christian faith.
The joint administration means that an application to the Beatrice Laing Trust is considered as an application to all Laing Trusts, with administrators and trustees deciding which Trust is most suitable for any grant offered.
The Beatrice Laing Trust state that they welcome applications from: • Organisations, in particularly Christian organisations, offering practical action to help those in need, offering direct support to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society. • Charities providing practical services to people with physical, mental and learning difficulties and their families/carers. • Organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people, in particular those who are disadvantaged or ‘at risk’. • Small-scale overseas development projects aiming to build the capacity of local partners to develop long-term sustainable solutions to local problems in countries in the developing world.
Grants awarded support a variety of community groups across Berkshire working to support a wide range of causes; tackling disadvantage, supporting victims of crime, poverty, homelessness, health and wellbeing, isolation and loneliness, education and skills and strengthening the community in general. http://www.berkshirecf.org/
Trusthouse is interested in applications for capital projects at
community centres in the most deprived urban areas and village halls in remote
and economically deprived rural areas
makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community
groups working in any part of the UK. We particularly want to help smaller,
community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins
of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives
and in their communities
This year we will be holding our AGM at the lovely Beech Hill Memorial Hall on Thursday 7th November. The AGM will commence at 9.30am and there will be the opportunity to much on a croissant and enjoy a hot cuppa whilst networking and hearing more about out work.
After the AGM we are excited to announce that there will be an Environmental Impact Conference taking place. The conference will be a brand new subject matter for us and more news will be available on this very soon.
If you are able to attend the AGM part of the day we are thrilled but please do drop Gemma a line to let her know of your attendance: Gemma.Pearce@ccberks.org.uk
Please click here to download our 2019 Annual Review, a look at our project outcomes and successes in the financial year of 2018-19. All of these projects continue in 2019-20 with gusto and we hope dear reader, that you can spare a couple of minutes to take a look and get back to us with any support you may need or questions you might have. Please call 0118 9612000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A bit more about us
Connecting Communities in Berkshire (CCB) is an independent charity that has been operating across Berkshire for over 45 years. We are a registered charity (1056367) and one of 38 Rural Community Councils in England, a member of national network Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE). We exist to support people who are interested in bringing about a better quality of life for the residents of Berkshire. Typically, we work with people that have a passion for their community and serve on parish councils, help to run their village hall, and volunteer with groups and clubs that bring people together whilst making a positive difference to society. To read our 2019 Annual Review please click here.
Village Halls Week is a national celebration of village
halls, their volunteers and the services they offer their communities. This
year Village Halls Week 2019 gained substantial attention for village halls
including being featured across 16 BBC stations.
Next year, Village Halls Week 2020 will run from Monday 20
January – Sunday 26 January 2020. If you would like to put the spotlight on
your hall see our tips below on how to get involved.
Share Your History
Thursday 23 January 2020
Share your hall’s history on social media using the hashtag
#villagehallsweek. You could put up old pictures or past
flyers, detail significant guests, share an old film or write an article on
National Open Day
Saturday 25 January 2020
Next year there will be halls holding open days across all
of England. This is a great opportunity to get new trustees, new user groups,
engagement and get a visit from your local MP.
Connecting Communities in Berkshire (your local ACRE Network
member) will soon be able to provide you with a marketing pack. Make sure you
register your interest using this link