On this page you’ll find the latest word from inside Reading Voluntary Action – news and views on the latest developments in the local voluntary sector.

  • Managing performance – some key messages for managers
    17 June 2014 Sarah Morland

    I have recently delivered two workshops for managers covering all aspects of managing the performance of staff. Here is some of the learning. There are real positives for you in managing your staff effectively – seeing people growing in confidence  – having a smooth running quality service that meets clients needs – building a great reputation ...

  • RVA getting out and about in Reading!
    11 June 2014 Sarah Morland

    How can we spread the word about the amount of fantastic volunteering that goes on in Reading? How can we tell people about the support we give to emerging community groups and established charities? How can we promote the  work of local charities to people who may not be aware of how many voluntary organisations there ...

  • Opportunities for funding from TV PCC
    28 May 2014 Sarah Morland

    From October this year, the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Anthony Stansfield, will be responsible for commissioning most emotional and practical support services for victims of crime in this area. Across the country, local commissioning is replacing the old system of grant-funding by the Ministry of Justice, although some services will still be commissioned ...

  • What a load of old rubbish! News from the Community Building Network.
    24 May 2014 Rachel Spencer

    Members of the network gathered in the Quaker Meeting House on Thursday evening to share information and tips on how to manage community buildings. Who knew managing waste was such a minefield! Luckily we had Martin from RISC to facilitate discussion and to share his expertise. Everyone present appears to receive different services from RBC. We have ...

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