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RRCP awards

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RRCP works locally to help people in and around Reading, its first objective being to relieve financial hardship by the provision of  accommodation. It was with this in mind that it built Centenary House  (on behalf of The Rotary Club of Reading), which continues to provide  good housing for seven otherwise homeless people nominated by the local charity Launchpad, which also administers it.

But RRCP also seeks to develop the capacity and skills of other socially and economically deprived people in the area and to help them improve  their lives. This it does by inviting local charities with objectives similar to RRCP to benefit from cash awards.

If you think that your charity may meet RRCP's objectives we would like to hear from you. To download an application form, please follow this link>
Please note that if a worthy charity does not meet the objectives of RRCP then the Club itself may possibly be able to help.

Reading Rotary Community Project Awards
January 2020
  • £1000 to Green Health Thames Valley - This group aims to assist members of the   local community with mental health issues, social isolation   and socio-economic exclusion.  The focus is intensive support for a   small number of clients. Set up by a  group of people, including a Whitley based GP, who saw medication alone  was not sufficient: they needed local community   based support. Therapeutic horticulture in a community garden in Whitley is used. This is one of Reading's most deprived areas. The funds will purchase a commercial polytunnel to extend the   growing season and enable more interaction and assistance for their   clients.
December 2019
  • £1,000 to Launchpad to provide a shelter on an allotment providing food to local food banks
  • £1,000 to Christian Community Action towards the purchase of an upholstery cleaner to renovate furniture for resale.
  • £750 to Erleigh Road Community Gardens to provide a greenhouse in their garden
  • £750 to Kids Cancer Charity to partially fund to provide respite holidays for children suffering from cancer and their families.
November 2019
  • £1,000 to Reading Mencap to assist in the provision of activities for adults with a learning disability
  • £500 to Mustard Tree Foundation to recruit and train volunteers to combat loneliness amongst the local aged population
  • £800 to Parents and Children Together to provide a freezer to store ingredients and food sold in their cafe
October 2019
  • £600 to Cafe B to assist in purchasing a coffee machine for the Community Hub in Burghfield Common
August 2019
  • £1,000 to Remap Berkshire for the purchase of materials needed to make bespoke appliances for disabled people
June 2019
  • £1,000 CIRWC to help with running costs of the Charity
March 2019
  • £750 to Whitley Wood Community Centre for a baby changing unit and play equipment
Awards made in the year to June 2018
  • £500 to Younger People With Dementia - this money will be used for their social program and fund a boat trip.
  • £900 to The Wren School Interact Club - this is to help stock the school's library and assist literacy.
  • £670 to Christian Community Action Ministries - This is to cover the purchase of 5 bunk beds, mattresses and bedding.
  • £750 for New Beginnings Reading - this is to fund a community fridge
  • £1000 National Autistic Society to provide funding for their West Berkshire youth social groups.
  • £500 to the 95th reading scout group and
  • £1,320 to Footsteps
  • £1,000 was awarded to 'Homestart'.
Awards made prior to January 2018
  • Accessible Boating Club (part of Rivertime Boat Trust) for wider wheelchair friendly pontoons - £1,000
  • Age UK Reading to fund chess course and club - £250
  • The Engine Room - £750
  • Faith Christian Group - £1,000
  • Whitley Wood Community Centre disabled toilet refurbishment - £980
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