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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 Thursday 11 June 2015.

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

Family Friends: providing support for families facing difficulties across the Royal Borough (pdf 106kb)
To provide short term support to parents with children aged 0 to 13 years who are going through difficult times to help them get back onto their feet.

£2,000

East Berkshire Downs Syndrome Support Group Speech Therapy Summer School 2015 (pdf 98kb) We run an annual Speech Summer School for 1 week each July for children with Downs Syndrome in our local area. The Summer School provides expertly qualified Therapists who help the children in all areas of speech, which in turn increases confidence and life skills.

£2,000

1st Clewer Guides (pdf 99kb) We would like to buy some camping equipment as at the moment we have to borrow. It would be useful to have modern equipment fit for purpose, which would let us attend a large International camp in 2016.

£2,000

Maidenhead ATC Banner - Maidenhead ATC 155 Squadron (pdf 89kb) Replacement of Maidenhead Air Training Corps Banner for ATC Anniversary Celebrations in 2016 to be completed by end of August 2015.

£700

New Wickwood Girl Guide Campsite Building (pdf 106kb) The current structure is in need of repair and requires the updating/replacement of all facilities, including the kitchen, toilets and storage areas, together with the addition of hot water, showers and facilities for the disabled.

£2,000

The Windsor Boys' School Boat Club (pdf 113kb) We hope to place an order for a full set of oars for the new Eight boat that we have now successfully raised the necessary funds to purchase and which will be then used in the 2015 regatta season.

£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

Phoenix Gymnastics Club (pdf 89kb) Every week day morning Play Gym is open for under 5s. This offers them the opportunity to run, bounce and climb in our fully equipped gym. Some of our specific Play Gym equipment is in need of updating and or replacing and £2,000 would enable us to do this by September 2015.

£2,000

Family Action Young Carers Summer Festival attendance (pdf 112kb) To enable Family Action to take 14 young carers aged 11-16 years old from RBWM to the National Festival weekend to be held at Fairthorne Manor in June 2015. This festival provides an opportunity for the young carers to meet with other young carers, to enjoy respite activities and make new friends.

£1,819

4th Fuhaar - An Indian Art & Culture Event 27th June 2015 (pdf 107kb) Fuhaar, is a humble attempt to bring together and showcase all the uniquely creative Indian Art and Crafts, on one platform in Maidenhead. Fuhaar, which will be the 4th event since 2012, is a one day event and is planned on 27th June 2015, but the promotional events leading to the main event will continue through the months leading to the main event.

£1,800

Portable medical equipment for the Alexander's Care Team (pdf 96kb) The Alexander's Care Team delivers specialist respite, palliative and end of life care to local children with life limiting and life threatening conditions in their own homes. We also organise days out for groups of families where all the children's needs are catered for. This project is ongoing.

£2,000

Foodshare - Feeding people in need (pdf 78kb) Providing food and help to people around Maidenhead who cannot afford to feed themselves properly. This is a perennial project.

£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

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

Dish washer for the Young at Heart lunch club (pdf 88kb)

To provide a commercial dishwasher for the use of volunteers providing a cooked lunch for elderly people in the parish and elsewhere. Project complete by Summer 2015

£1,500

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

Playground markings - Oakfield First School (pdf 96kb) Our quiet area playground is currently just tarmac so we are fundraising for new markings to provide the children with a fully functional playground. This will be completed when the funds are raised.

£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

Kingsmead Sailing Club - Trollies for Youth Sailing Dinghies (pdf 114kb) (pdf 99kb) KSC is experiencing a resurgence of interest in dinghy sailing amongst new, younger members. We provide four small dinghies, launched and recovered on trollies, which are now unserviceable. Volunteers are repairing two but the others are beyond repair; so we need support to buy two new trollies.

£350

Lions Club of Windsor - Children's FunFest for those with disabilities and learning difficulties (pdf 92kb) (pdf 95kb)

Windsor Lions are holding a FunFest for over 150 children with disabilities and learning difficulties. The Funfest will be held at the Windsor Leisure Centre on the 1st March for the exclusive use of these children to have a great day out - with no entrance or attraction fee!

£2,000

Befriending service for Carers and people with dementia (pdf 81kb) Our group of Befrienders take carers out to give them some respite from their caring role and allow them to do something of their choice. The project will run from January 2015 to end December 2015.

£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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