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Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) launches Vital Signs 2017

Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) launches Vital Signs 2017, focusing on mental health and wellbeing, with £3,000 up for grabs for charities in Berkshire.  For the fourth year running, BCF has opened its Vital Signs Survey for people that live, work or go to school in Berkshire. In just 10 minutes or less, you can tell BCF which causes need support in Berkshire by 'giving' your virtual donations. By completing the survey, you could win one of three £1,000 grants to a cause of your choice. The results, along with other research, enable BCF to produce a community ‘health-check’ report, which reveals priorities, needs and opportunities for action by measuring the quality of life in local areas.  Following the results of last year’s Vital Signs report, BCF has partnered with Brighter Berkshire for the 2017 Year of Mental Health. This year’s survey focuses on mental health and well-being in the county. A key part of Vital Signs is to include the views of the local community.  Gerry Lejeune OBE, Chief Executive at BCF said: "Local people often have the best understanding of the problems where they live.  Vital Signs continues to inform the development of effective charitable giving in Berkshire.  We need to know what people think and where they want charitable efforts by donors and civil society groups to be focused for more impact.” You can take the survey here: www.berkshirecf.org/vital-signs-survey/