Organisations in Reading in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Organisations in Reading

Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE)

Set up in October 2012 to promote community cohesion and inclusion through community engagement, empowerment and social development in the Greater Reading area. Acre-reading

Berkshire Carers Service

Supports local carers’ needs and helps improve the sustainability of services through it’s grant making activities. BerksCarers

Brighter Futures for Children

Actively looking to recruit foster carers in the local area.

Christian Community Action

Recycling secondhand furniture and emergency supplies to people in crisis in Reading. CCAReading


A local support, care and information point, where people can be given the relevant help, support and information needed and receive information about wider support available locally, regionally and nationally. CommuniCareRDG

Connect Reading

Partnership between the business, public and voluntary sectors, actively encouraging community life. Features news, event listings, details of current projects and suggestions on how to get involved.

Crossroads Care Reading

Relieves the stresses experienced by carers and children and adults who have care needs as a result of disability, illness or age, by offering a respite service through the provision of community based support works.


A charitable company which aims to promote the education and training of people with a variety of special needs/disabilities for the purpose of enabling them to learn, appreciate and enjoy sound, music, the arts and performance through the use of technology.

Ethical Reading

Exists to help organisations in Reading and their teams do the right thing by each other, the wider community and the environment, and to thrive in the process. EthicalReading

EWB Reading Regional Network

A way to be involved with the work of Engineers Without Borders UK if based in the Reading area. Together they work towards a world where everyone has access to the engineering they need for a life free from poverty. ewbuk


RISC sponsored, community based project for children and their families to learn how to grow food for their own consumption, under the guidance of professional tutors. RGFood4Families

Friends of Reading Abbey

Dedicated to preserving the ruins of Reading Abbey. Includes photographs and programme of events.

Friends of The Harris Garden

The role of the Friends is to promote activities in and connected with the Harris Garden and to further the development of its amenities and educational services.

Get Online Reading

Uses Reading’s highly literate population to help those who don’t have the skills or opportunity to make use of the internet.

Greater Reading Environmental Network

Brings together groups and individuals in and around Reading who care about sustainability, environment, climate change, conservation and planning issues.

Home-Start Reading

Offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children. HomeStartRDG

Home-Start Reading

Offers free, face-to-face support to local families who are under stress, help prevent family crisis and emphasises the pleasures of family life.


An independent UK charity and volunteer group set up to offer free support and advice to individuals with disability, as well as their parents, carers, teachers and healthcare professionals. weareinsaan/


Charity championing the creative arts enabling art to appear in unexpected places and creating opportunities for people to look on and join in. thejellyReading

Jigsaw Creative Care

A family run business providing support and housing options to adults and children with complex and specialist support needs.

John Sykes Foundation

Grant making charity that supports people from all walks of life in areas including education, health, disability, sport, arts and culture, science, and any other charitable purpose.

Just Ideas Sustainable Solutions Ltd

Offers training, facilitation, writing, research and evaluation. Their work is based on the principles of participation leading to greater social and environmental justice. justideasco

The Mustard Tree Foundation

Supports and empowers the marginalised or overlooked by enabling social action, creating and supporting projects which address unmet needs, and speaking up for the unheard.


A volunteer led support group based in Reading, Berkshire for the lesser known LGBT+ identities.

New Beginnings Reading

Aims are the prevention and relief of poverty and financial hardship of persons in Reading who are in need due to social or economic reasons, regardless of their religion or belief. RGNewBeginnings

Parenting Special Children

Specialises in parenting programmes for parents who have children with special needs. pscruth

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

A 12-week personal development programme for 16-25 year old who are not in work, training or education.


Provides emergency food parcels to people in serious need across the Reading area. readifood

Reading - Dusseldorf Association

Focuses on the twinning between these two towns, including the history of the link, current programme of events and how to join the association.

Reading Advice Network

An umbrella organisation that brings together and supports organisations providing the public with Information and Advice, in Reading and surrounding area. ReadingRAN

Reading Centre of the National Trust

Presents monthly afternoon and evening illustrated talks on topics of interest to National Trust members.

Reading Civic Society

Outlines the work of this society, which seeks to safeguard Reading's built and natural heritage.

Reading Civic Society

Campaigning for Reading’s Heritage with Reading’s Conservation Area Advisory Committee.

Reading Community Welfare Rights Unit

Provides a specialist advice service to all sectors of the local community in relation to all welfare benefits.

Reading Dementia Action Alliance

Promotes and sustains the town as a dementia-friendly community. Dementia_Action

Reading Dispensary Trust

A medical charity that makes grants for equipment and services not available through statutory sources to those suffering from physical, mental illness or disability.

Reading Ex-British Gurkha Association

Founded in 2006, and has members of all retired British Gurkhas who reside in and around Reading area.

Reading Families’ Forum

An independent and voluntary group of parents, carers and organisations supporting families who have children and young adults with disabilities and is part of a wider network of parent forums in England.

Reading Family Aid

Provides recreation and leisure activities for disadvantaged families in Reading and district. rdgfamilyaid

Reading Friends of the Earth

Active in areas like GM foods, housing, transport, and any other issue affecting the local environment.

Reading International Solidarity Centre

Works with schools, community organisations and the public, promoting sustainable development. Includes details of educational resources, the cafe, the award winning forest roof garden, and how to support their work. RISC_Reading

Reading International Solidarity Centre

Working with schools and community organisations, raising the profile of international issues and promoting action for sustainable development, equality and social justice. RISC_Reading

Reading Lions Club

Group of volunteers who aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the Reading community by improving the local environment, helping individuals in times of need, supporting Reading based community groups and local charities. LionsReading

Reading Outdoor Group

Outdoor and social group, offering a range of activities such as walks, cycle rides, pub meets, meals out, cinema trips and weekend breaks.

Reading Phab Club

Promotes and encourages opportunities for disabled and non disabled, open for ages 16+ in the Reading area for disabled and non disabled people.

Reading Refugee Support Group

Run by refugees for refugees, along with members of the local community, providing advice and practical support system for refugees and asylum seekers. readingrefugees

Reading Samaritans

Supporting people in the local community and beyond since 1962 with over 100 volunteers. ReadingSams

Reading SOUP

A grassroots fundraising project which supports community projects, charities and ideas in the Reading area. readingsoup/

Reading Twins Plus Club

Provides friendship and support to parents and carers of twins or more.

Reading UK

Operates as a private sector led partnership with the public sector to create opportunities and remove barriers to growth in Reading, enhance opportunities for all and improve the reputation of Reading at all levels. livingreading

Reading Voluntary Action

Promotes strength within Reading’s voluntary and community sector by providing information, access to resources, volunteer recruitment and training to people who work in or with charities, community groups and voluntary organisations. rva_news

Remap Berkshire

A branch of Remap, a national charity. Provide free custom-made equipment that is not available to go out and buy, for people with disabilities.

Resolve Mediation

Offers mediation services with a team of specialist mediators working with individuals and families to resolve conflict in neighbourhood, family and workplace settings. resolvemed

RG Spaces

Works with other organisations in the Reading area helping to enhance publicly accessible spaces (whether real or virtual). rgspaces

Ridgeline Trust

A small local charity that develops and maintains a social and therapeutic community wildlife garden in the Whiteknights area of Reading. RidgelineTrust

Rotary Club of Reading

An active community based club raising money for local concerns. View their history and achievements and how to get involved. RotaryReading


Provides free lunches, groceries, books, clothes, toiletries and sign posting to other local services, to those who are struggling financially, while promoting good relations and understanding amongst the local community.


A non-profit, registered charity working within Reading, providing a free hot meal, hot/cold drinks, clothing, books, groceries and other essential items to those who are struggling financially. sadakagives

Stepping Forward UK

Works to facilitate and accelerate access to essential services, information, resources and life opportunities so that all people affected by disability can live a full life.

Stepping Stones

A small independent day service founded to provide learning opportunities and leisure activities for adults in the Reading area who have learning disabilities.

Sunday Assembly Reading

A secular community group that meets monthly to celebrate life at Reading Irish Centre on the penultimate Sunday of the month. S_Assembly_RDG

Support U

A local charity that aims to provide a safe place for people to come and talk, ask questions about sexuality and socialise with other LGBT people.

Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society

Features details of this society's news and events, with photo gallery.

Voice of the Child

NACCC accredited child contact centre that offers a friendly and neutral environment where contact services including Supervised and Supported Contact are facilitated. Family support services are offered where individual support can be provided for children or for parents as well as to the family group.

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