We are delighted to announce the final projects that our grant funding via the Berkshire Community Foundation (bolstered by the Betting & Gaming Council’s 2020 contribution of £45,000)  is supporting:

RECYCLED TEENAGERS CLUB
A grant of £4169.00 has been given to this Slough-based charity for their 'Tea with Technology' initiative. 

They work with elderly people who are at risk of becoming isolated and lonely due to many issues in their twilight years which has been compounded by the pandemic. The grant will allow them to have technology lessons within their coffee mornings to be able to use their phones and tablets in a safe way and in turn this will enable them to stay in touch with family members and friends who maybe do not live close to them.  They will also be trained by a professional tutor on avoiding being “scammed”

DASH CHARITY
A £5,000 grant has been given to this Windsor-based charity that provide specialist support to adults and children experiencing mental health issues, modern slavery, immigration, trafficking, homelessness and complex needs associated with Domestic Abuse, empowering them to live a life beyond crisis and ensuring their voices are heard.  Our funding will provide a main helpdesk facility which will provide advice and guidance and also signpost other specialist services and sources of refuge spaces for those needing to flee their homes for safety
 
PARENTS & CHILDREN TOGETHER (PACT)
This Windsor-based charity provide specialist support to adults and children experiencing mental health issues, modern slavery, immigration, trafficking, homelessness and complex needs associated with domestic abuse, empowering them to live a life beyond crisis and ensuring their voices are heard.  Our grant of £5,000 will help at least 30 women and children via emergency grants over the next twelve months to cover urgent basic needs such as purchasing basic appliances when moving into temporary or permanent accommodation, sim cards, and paying for transport costs to attend their appointments.
 
RENOVA TRUST
Based in Bracknell, this charity provide supported housing to formerly homeless or precariously housed people and ex-offenders, offering each person a mentor, helping them to build a positive friendship network and practical support managed through a key-worker.  A grant of £5,000 will meet the costs of a new heating system in their second house which will enable the capacity of their service to increase from 4 to 8 residents.

SLOUGH CVS
A grant of £5,000 has been given to help the CVS provide online and digital support to help community and voluntary representatives support vulnerable residents and those in more diverse communities which will help 200 beneficiaries.
 
BERKSHIRE LOWLAND SEARCH & RESCUE
This team of volunteers are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support the police search to locate and reunite high risk vulnerable missing people with their loved ones.  A grant of £1,382 has been made to enable them to purchase and upgrade CPR Mannequins.

ADULT DYSLEXIA CENTRE
This Maidenhead based charity has been supporting dyslexic adults in the Thames Valley since 2003.  A grant of £1,500 will fund a helpline for 1-year which will provide advice & guidance to 400 people with learning difficulties.