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Neighbourhood Budget - Vote for your favourite Project

Listed below are proposals we have received over the past few months. If you would like further details on the individual projects please click on the project name. Those projects unsuccessful in the previous months' voting but that have received more than 2% of the votes have been carried forward. Those who received less than 2% have been removed from this round of voting and the project lead has been contacted. It is possible to reapply but please be sure to encourage your supporters to vote.

For each voting period all votes are reset to zero and we encourage any supporters to vote again for their favorite projects.

Projects that have been unsuccessful in a previous month, or that decide to seek alternative funding can request that their project be removed from the website at any time. In these circumstances, the project will be removed and any votes that had been received up until that point will not be counted when voting closes.

The neighbourhood PB scheme is geared towards assisting local residents and community groups access funding to deliver schemes and projects that will benefit the residents of the Royal Borough. To this end, submissions are invited from community and third sector bodies. Public sector organisations including other parts of the council are not eligible for this funding stream.

VOTE NOW for your favourite projects(s).

Voting will close at 5pm on Monday 8 December 2014.

Now you can donate your Greenredeem Points too!

Building on the success of the existing PB scheme - the Royal Borough has now launched a new and exciting addition to the neighbourhood budgets initiative. Now local groups will have an additional way of raising money for their projects (£1000).

Login to the Greenredeem website to donate your points to your chosen project.

Name of Project Description of Project

Total Requested

1st Maidenhead Sea Scout Group Boat Fund A (pdf 140kb) We intend to place the order for a Home Counties Gig, a traditional wooden rowing boat, at the end of September so that it can be built and ready to go on the water in Spring 2015.

£2,000

Windsor Home Park Lawn Tennis Club (pdf 103kb) Windsor Home Park Lawn Tennis Club experienced severe flooding in the winter of 2013/2014 damaging the Clubhouse. Due to the hard work of members the Clubhouse is useable, however it is unlikely to withstand further flooding and there is the need to rebuild the Clubhouse on stilts to avoid future flooding.

£2,000

My Guide Sighted Guiding Service - Guide Dogs for the Blind (pdf 97kb) My Guide is our sighted guiding service that aims to help people who are blind and partially sighted to get out and about on their own terms. We aim to increase the matches in Windsor and Maidenhead by the end of 2014.

£2,000

Windsor Homeless Project (pdf 82kb) Employing a support worker for one year to work on an individual basis with homeless and vulnerable people in Windsor.

£2,000

Street Angels Windsor (pdf 87kb) Street Angels is a voluntary organisation that patrols the streets of Windsor on Friday and Saturday nights. We help vulnerable people who may need our assistance in the night time community. This project is on going.

£2,000

Art on the Street Maidenhead's
Art Market
(pdf 89kb)
Art on the Street art markets take place twice a year in June and December. This application is for funds to support our December event which supports artists and helps drive footfall into the town centre to support our businesses

£1,000

Open Kitchen Foodshare (pdf 78kb) We are moving into providing frozen meals to the families in need in Maidenhead

£2,000

Volunteer Reading Mentors - Assisting Berkshire Children to read (ABC to read) (pdf 67kb) To recruit, train and support 4 community volunteers to help primary school children in RBWM who are struggling to read. The volunteers will work with the pupils on a one to one basis for half an hour twice a week for a year. Expected completion date July 2015.

£1,047.56

Family Friends Supporting Local Families and Children (pdf 93kb) Provide one to one professional help supporting children and young people aged 0 to 13 years who are affected by:
  1. Parents or siblings with Mental Health issues
  2. Children/young people with disabilities.
  3. Children affected by Domestic Abuse

This project is expected to be completed by December 2015

£2,000

Post 16 school leavers conference (RBWM school leavers and graduates returning) (pdf 151kb) First conference to support Post 16 students and those returning home to RBWM having graduated. Offering a local marketplace of supporting corporates to employ those educated locally. Autumn 2014 or Spring 2015 (depending on grant allocation)

£2,000

Drop in's for Carers and people with dementia at venues within the Borough (pdf 78kb) To provide a place where carers and their loved ones can come to meet others in the same position, make friends, receive peer support and get advice, information and guidance from Dementia Advisers in friendly welcoming atmosphere over a cuppa. Private sessions always available.

£2,000

5th Windsor Scout Group Extension (pdf 87kb) We would like to extend our scout hut to create an additional room, disabled facilities and storage. Once complete, we will be advertising our building for use by the wider community so that other charities and community groups will benefit. Start date not known.

£2,000

Windsor and Maidenhead Counselling Service (pdf 89kb) We offer free confidential counselling to young people, parents and carers. We also work in schools both one to one, group and class issue based. We want to increase capacity. We are an ongoing project so have no completion date

£2,000

Rotary Club National Youth Competitions (pdf 104kb) Each year the Rotary Club of Ascot runs the local stage of National competitions for young people in various fields Youth Speaks, Young Musician, Young Chef, Young Photographer, Young Writer and a Technology Tournament. A local award is given for Service Above Self and a Children's Concert at the Hexagon Theatre, Reading.

£1,500

Re:Charge R&R (pdf 99kb) Re:Charge is a 'dropin' facility for families, held at 3 venues Larchfield, Furze Platt and the Town Centre, reaching many families in their own community. The aim is to offer a safe, friendly environment, to build relationships while offering advice, support and options enabling them to make informed decisions.

£2,000

ATHLEFIT at SportsAble (pdf 65kb) Athlefit at SportsAble. Athlefit is a brand new programme from England Athletics which is inclusive and aims to improve fitness levels with a FUN programme of sessions based on athletics. We want to bring this to SportsAble for an initial year to help improve members health, self esteem and self confidence.

£2,000

Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service (pdf 108kb) We are currently fundraising to build a children's hospice in Maidenhead. There will be six children's bedrooms designed so they can play and relax, and feel safe and secure. The project will help fund toys and equipment for a play zone located just outside these rooms. Completion date; 2016.

£2,000

KGVI Silver Surfers (pdf 90kb) We wish to provide our members with the technology to allow online shopping and internet access to government/council services. This requires an upgrade of our existing infrastructure and the provision of enough notebooks/palm tops to satisfy membership demand. We can provide assistance and training but we have not the technology.

£2,000

Staging for Youth Open Mic Night and Primary School Nativity - Jubilee Community Church (pdf 88kb) Holding many events for the community, such as a Youth Open Mic Night and Local primary school nativity, we are looking at new staging blocks to aid them. Our current stage is not big enough to fit all the equipment for these events, or hold all the people participating.

£2,000

VOTE NOW for your favourite projects(s).

Further Information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please email: neighbourhoodbudgets@rbwm.gov.uk


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