Reading’s local World Homeless Day is being facilitated and part funded by Reading Business Improvement District




The Reading BID is an area covered by a member-funded and governed initiative to deliver Reading town centre, which is :-

  • More secure
  • More connected
  • More attractive
  • More business
  • More night-time
  • More ambitious

Activity to support these six programmes include marketing promotions, safer and cleaner streets, exciting seasonal events, cardboard recycling, attractive streetscapes and much more. Find out more about the services the BID provides for Reading town centre.

Find out more about the Reading BID business plan renewal proposal 2014-19


The event is being supported and facilitated  by Connect Reading, a registered charity and membership organisation that helps businesses based in Reading meet their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives, and to get involved with community projects and initiatives. Since 2003, Connect Reading has created partnerships between the business, public and voluntary sectors to provide a better quality of life for everyone in Greater Reading. In this time, we have brokered over £1,750,000 of in-kind support for the community.


We would also like to acknowledge the work and support of Reading Voluntary Action

RVA promotes strength within Reading’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) by providing information, access to resources, volunteer recruitment and training to people who work in or with charities, community groups and voluntary organisations. They support voluntary sector representation on cross sector partnership initiatives in Reading.

Their specialist advice for VCS organisations is provided individually and in networks, face-to-face, by telephone and email, or via themed meetings, training and seminars. They publish a variety of useful online resources, plus news and information through a range of channels.