Community Diversity Grants

Small grants to help tackle inequality in the borough

Community Diversity Grants 2024

£2,500 was available for community groups to help diverse groups and communities in Wokingham Borough.

Any new or small community voluntary organisation could apply for a maximum grant of £500 to help with things like:

  • Developing a new organisation
  • Holding events
  • Increasing employment opportunities of protected characteristic communities in the borough.

The latest round of grant applications closed on 8 February 2024. Details of successful organisations will be published in due course.

Successful organisations for 2023

The successful organisations this round were:

  • Berkshire LGBT+ Parents Network
  • Me2 Club
  • Parenting Special Children
  • Project Salama
  • Headway Thames Valley (HTV)

Grants for groups that support equality

As part of our mission to tackle inequality, we're working closely with the Equality Forum.

This is a group of voluntary and community organisations which have come together to create a platform for change.

The groups should work to tackle inequality and discrimination. They help:

  • Women and young girls
  • LGBT+ community organisations
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
  • Religious or faith groups    
  • Older or younger people    
  • Disabled people / communities

Awards in 2022

We worked with the Equality Forum to provide grant funding to organisations to run initiatives locally. The grant winners were chosen by a three-person panel from the forum.Almost £5,000 was awarded to nine groups in September 2022. 

    How Community Diversity Grants were used

    Bringing Pride to Wokingham

    Celebrating Wokingham Borough’s LGBTQ+ community

    Community outreach for Muslim residents

    Bracknell Islamic Cultural Society projects

    Kaleidoscopic's family freedom fund

    Help with holidays for domestic abuse victims

    Magical music for Black History Month

    A night of celebrations in Woodley

    Wokingham Windrush Generations

    Telling the story of our diverse communities

    Other grant awards

    We'll add more grant award stories to this page in the future. We'll hear from:

    • Project Salama – Challenging hidden domestic abuse within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities
    • The Black Boy Joy Club – Establishing peer support networks with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and LGBTQI+ communities in Wokingham
    • Berkshire Against Racism - Awareness raising in schools
    • Lalita Mondkar - Establishing a multi-lingual service to help pregnant and new mothers with perinatal mental health issues

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