The Lions Den! - A chance for local community groups to win a small community grant  

We held our first Lions Den event (Community Grant event) on the 23rd May 2017. Eighteen local community groups came safely through the first stage and were invited to attend and enter the 'Lions Den'.

Our aim was to reach out to small local Reading community groups and small local Reading charities and award grants for local Reading community projects. We distributed £6,000 in total to distribute in small grants.

A big thank you to all those that took part. We hope the Lions weren't too scary! A big thank you to the Rivers Ibis Sports Club for providing the venue.

All the successful applicants have now been notified by email and the grants distributed. 

We have asked each successful group to provide us with ongoing feedback on their individual project and look forward to hearing how they are getting on as the projects get underway.

The following gives some idea of how the grants are to be used:

It has been an honour to assist the local community and we are already thinking about a 2018 ‘Lions Den’.

A very big thank you to everyone that took part.


Lions Den  in action    Lions Den    Lions Den 2017


Entry to the Lions Den Lions Den deliberation 2017 Lions Den 2017