Voluntary and community support

Reading has a vibrant, effective, and committed voluntary and community sector. There are many examples of the sector supporting residents and enhancing the town’s cultural opportunities. It helps to reduce inequality and improve community cohesion in Reading.

The council respects and values the independence of the voluntary and community sector. There is a long history of working together in partnership for the benefit of our residents.


Find out about the Reading Armed Forces Covenant, fundraising advice for local groups, the Reading Health Champions and Vaccine Fund 2022 and the Small grants fund.