• Wed
    17:30 - 18:30Online event

    Getting on Board is offering affordable onboarding induction training for newly appointed trustees on various dates in 2022. Sessions will take place online and are free to attend with an option to make a donation of your choice at checkout.

    Details of the session from Getting on Board
    In this one hour session, we’ll take you through your trustee duties in a clear and engaging way. There will be a chance to ask questions and we’ll signpost you to further support. This session is also suitable as a refresher for existing trustees.

    By the end of this introductory webinar you will understand:

    • The role of a trustee
    • The main duties and responsibilities of a trustee
    • How to carry out your trusteeship duties effectively

    Please register online at to book your place or email

  • Thu
    13:00 - 14:30Online via Zoom

    The Ready Friends befriending forum is a place for community groups, friends and neighbours taking action on loneliness and social isolation.

    An uplifting and celebratory event where we inspire and share just what we can achieve for the people we support through our work.

    The agenda will include:

    • A range of Reading’s VCOs will share their real-life good news stories about taking action on loneliness. Find out what happened and why – and how that could shape what we do in our own practice
    • Ready Friends plan for 2022-2024
    • Updates and information on forthcoming events, funding and training opportunities
    • Networking

    Free event, but please register at to book your place.

  • Thu
    14:00 – 16:00Online event

    The GDPR expects organisations to keep their teams up to date with best practice for compliance with the regulations. Keeping the GDPR front of mind is essential and made even more relevant as changes take place to ways of working, communication and technology.

    This session is ideal as a ‘refresher’ or part of annual training for people who already have a baseline knowledge of the GDPR. It explains the practical implications of processing personal data as part of your everyday role, and understanding the risks with handling and storing personal data.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • An explanation of what is personal data and special categories of personal data that voluntary sectors organisations typically.
    • An Introduction to the principles of the GDPR, providing relevant examples.
    • An explanation of how voluntary sector organisations can demonstrate that they are being fair, lawful and transparent with the personal data they are processing.
    • An explanation of what needs to be considered when the person whose data you want to collect needs to give their consent.
    • An explanation of when a voluntary sector organisation can rely upon legitimate interests for processing personal data.
    • How to understand and respect the rights of the person whose data you are collecting, in particular how to respond to requests.
    • What operational and technical security measures you need to follow when processing personal data, including working remotely.
    • How to keep personal data safe and secure, including good password management, identifying phishing scams, how to delete/shred data.
    • The importance of data protection impact assessments when introducing a new system into the organisation.
    • How and when to report a personal data breach.

    Who should attend: Anyone who works or volunteers in a charity or community group who processes the personal data of others. You might be a volunteer, staff member or trustee.

    Cost: RVA has partnered with Databasix to offer subsidised training to those working or volunteering for charities and community groups in Reading. The session is £18.00 per person. This offer is restricted to groups in Reading.

    Please book online at, or contact for further information and to book your place.

  • Sat
    11:00 - 17:00River Kennet & Forbury Fardens

    Reading Water Fest will take place earlier than usual this year, on Saturday 4 June, to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. This accessible one-day event will take place between 11am and 5pm within the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the River Kennet.

    Water Fest is Reading’s largest free town centre-based community event. It features an exciting mix of arts, culture and heritage, with a plethora of live entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments, water activities, narrow boats, craft and charity stalls.

    The event celebrates and showcases the Kennet Canal in all its glory, along with the gorgeous and historic spots on its towpath, with the chance to spot beautifully painted boats and chat to boaters. It is run in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and will also partner with the Blue Collar Street Food event in the Forbury.

  • Sat
    11:00 - 16:00Victoria Recreation Ground

    Tilehurst, Reading, RG30 6DH

    Friends of Berkshire Hospitals are coming back bigger and better than ever before. We have around 100 stalls booked in along with bouncy castles, assault courses and entertainment for all the family. We are still looking for stall holders and volunteers to come and help us out on the day – please contact Laura at or on 07532 127051 if you can help us.

  • Thu
    10:00 - 15:00Madejski Stadium

    Junction 11, M4, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL

    Following a successful Inclusion Forum in March 2022, a lot has happened since! Our partners expressed an interest in meeting face-to-face to support further collaboration. GBA are inviting you to join our next forum, this is an opportunity for those working across Berkshire to come together, listen to presentations/keynote speakers on disability and long-term health conditions, a chance to expand your network with other organisations face-to-face and discuss inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities.

    The forum will be aimed at the following:

    • Sports development organisations
    • Public health teams
    • Charities across this division
    • Sport and physical activity providers/clubs
    • Local community groups

    Refreshments and light lunch will be provided. Free event but please book online at to confirm your place.