Past Funded Projects

Find out more about the projects that have been funded by Community First

Reading Ukrainian Community Centre  £2500

Refurbishment of the hall and purchasing chairs to ensure the hall can be used for a wider range of community activities

BSANA Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association   £2500

Development of community activities for residents in the Baker Street Area: Development of website, and newsletter, the Big Lunch, summer tidy-up, end of year social and community notice board.

East Reading Festival   £2500

Employment of an outreach worker to engage community groups, build up a programme for the festival and help showcase divers groups in Reading

The Rahab Project   £2500

Support and befriending project working with people exploited in the sex industry

SSAFA Reading Gurkha Women’s Teaching Group   £2500

English language group for Nepalese women

Bell Tower Community Association   £1000

Improve the local environment by encouraging local people to make their gardens more desirable through an Abbey in Bloom competitions.

Bell Tower Community Association   2,500

Encourage integration and communication and involvement in the local community by building a new notice board and seating area in the local area.

Rupert Square Information Shop and Cafe Association   £2500

Intergenerational history project in Orts Road with workshops, an exhibition and celebration of the area, bringing older and younger people together.

Kennet and Brunel Residents Association   £2000

Develop a safe place for residents of Patriot’s Place to park their motorised mobility scooters and hire a room for the newly formed Patriots Place residents’ group


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