Wokingham United    
Supporting people in need in Wokingham since 1451


Aims and Objectives
Wokingham United Charities aims to relieve poverty, hardship or distress of persons resident in our ‘the area of benefit’ by providing grants for organisations and individuals that tackle disadvantage.

Grants from our Relief in Need Fund are offered to organisations supporting people in our Area of Benefit who are either in need or on low income or both. 

Our ‘area of benefit’ covers the five civil Parishes of:

·         Wokingham

·         Finchampstead

·         Wokingham Without

·         St Nicholas Hurst

·         Ruscombe

If you are not sure whether you qualify, please type your postcode into  mapit.mysociety.org and check the “Civil Parish/Community”

Grants for organisations

Priority areas: Work to support the three most deprived communities in our Area of Benefit (Norreys Estate, Gorse Ride Estate, and the St Sebastian’s area in Wokingham Without).  Applications with a strong community involvement are particularly welcomed.

School-based work: Assist schools to improve the opportunities available for disadvantaged children and families.  This could be equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks etc., provided they are delivered outside the standard curriculum.

Addressing isolation and loneliness: Projects that help tackle the increasing problems of isolation and loneliness amongst the elderly and other vulnerable groups in our community. 

Preventing homelessness: Early intervention support to people who are at risk of becoming homeless. 

Further details of our organisation grant programmes are here

Grants for individuals

We welcome requests for grants from individuals in need residing in our ‘area of benefit’, provided the applications are completed and referred to us via a recognised professional agency.

Further details of our individuals grant programmes are here