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Your Community Your Cash Projects funded 2015/16

This year, 22 bids around Reading were awarded up to £6,000 of Decent Neighbourhood Funding to benefit Council estates or the tenants and the families living there through "Your Community Your Cash".

Here are some examples of what we have funded in 2015/16:

Description of Projects
LocationName of bidBrief DescriptionFunding
Whitley WoodDigital Inclusion ProjectIT equipment to enable residents to access IT and share their knowledge and skills£3800
WhitleySocial Hub ProjectWhitley Park School project to improve kitchen area for community use£6000
WhitleyInteraction LunchIntergeneration lunch project to run twice yearly with 3 cooks£938
Hexham Road estateWellbeing and Life skills for young peopleWeekly sessions on wellbeing and life skills for 10 - 13 year olds£4136
Old NorcotNorcot Community CafeEquipment and activities for Community Cafe run by volunteers£4080
SouthcoteSouthcote Community StageStage for events, community groups and clubs in the Southcote area to increase participation.£5200
SouthcoteMobile Youth BidEquipment and session staff to run outdoor activities in target£5100
Dee ParkRanikhet Children's Centre Parents GroupCraft and cookery sessions run by the parents forum. £560 also funded by Catalyst Housing£560
Dee ParkDee Park Roller Blade ClubWeekly rollerblading club to take place in the MUGA. Instructor with training for volunteers. £2250 also funded by Catalyst Housing.£2250
Dee ParkIntergenerational Participatory VideoReminiscence video and young people and older people in Oak Tree House. £1750 also funded by Catalyst Housing.£1750
Battle / MinsterColey Cycle ClubCycling and bike maintenance equipment, tutorial and volunteer project£5400
Amersham RoadCaversham Children's Fund Picnic & PlayPicnic and play equipment for Amersham Road Community Centre garden. £2483 also funded by Radian Housing & £2483 also funded by Catalyst Housing.£2483
Amersham RoadLocal Information VolunteersPromotional materials for advice and information volunteer project. £450 also funded by Radian Housing & £450 also funded by Catalyst Housing.£450
HexhamHexham Community Association & New Life IT projectComputers with software for Hexham Community Centre to support sessions for children, young people and adults. £6,240 also funded by Big Lottery.£6,000
WhitleyBlagdon Play & Learn NurseryStaffing and resources to fund a new parenting group at Blagdon Nursery, to encourage parents with home learning.£2,880
WhitleyWhitley Growallot pathwaysGrounds work to improve access for local people using the Whitley Growallot community allotment at Meavy Gardens. £2000 matched funding from Food 4 Families.£1,876
WhitleyFestival Trailer - FusionMobile community festival/street party trailer for small scale, locally based community fun days & street parties.£5,410
East ReadingConversational language coursesTutors & resources for language workshops at St Stephens Court sheltered unit e.g.Nepalese, Hindi, Urdu, Portuguese and English.£2,120
ColeyColey Communal BBQBarbecue and Gazebo to benefit community groups working in the Coley Park area.£1,650
SouthcoteSouthcote Growallot pathwaysGrounds work to improve access for local people using the Southcote Growallot community allotment at Florian Gardens. £2000 matched funding from Food 4 Families.£1,876
Amersham RoadAmersham Road Garden Revised Bid - ARENASignage and planting to complement improvement works taking place to the Amersham Road Community Centre.£1,750
Old NorcotNorcot yoga classesGentle exercise to benefit over-50s taking place at the Norcot Community Centre.£1,925
WhitleyWell CentreVolunteer expenses and intern costs for cookery courses, computer training, emergency food parcels and an urban agricultural project£5,800
WhitleyFamily Fun After School Clubs - KicksTo run after school activities at Geoffrey Field Jr, George Palmer Academy and Whitley Park Primary schools for parents and children together£5,960


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