Covid-19 Relief Fund Cost of Living Crisis Fund Community Fund with University of Reading General Grants Given

The COVID-19 Relief Fund

Grants Awarded


From June 2021 to December 2022, we launched and ran the Covid-19 Relief Fund. When the pandemic struck, we recognised the devastating impact this was going to have on our community, and we wanted to help in this respect. Many charities were losing their revenue income with their services not being delivered face-to-face or important fundraising events not being held, as well as the number of service users increasing.

We were overwhelmed by the response and the diversity of the applications, many of the charities are run entirely by volunteers. They offer a valuable lifeline to so many in our community, including people who may have a learning disability, those who require a safe space to go for advice or friendship, and families who are struggling financially, not just at Christmas, but all year round.

Here is a round up of some of the grants awarded!


⭐️ Reading Mencap

⭐️ Grassrootz Youth Club

⭐️ Reading Family Aid

⭐️ Wyfold RDA

⭐️ Autism Berkshire

⭐️ Ridgeline Trust

⭐️ Chemogiftbags

⭐️ Reading Rockets

⭐️ Hope and Vision Communities

⭐️ Reading Samaritans

⭐️ Parenting Special Children

⭐️ The Engine Shed

⭐️ Whitley CDA

⭐️ Enrych Berkshire

⭐️ Sadaka

⭐️ Brookfields SEN School

⭐️ The Rising Sun Arts Centre

⭐️ Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent

⭐️ Dingley's Promise Reading

⭐️ Berkshire MS Therapy Centre

⭐️ Thames Valley Positive Support

⭐️ Coley Park Community Association

⭐️ Whitley Amateur Boxing Club

⭐️ No5 Young People for Mental Health

⭐️ Reading Association for the Blind