Community Buildings Forum

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Is your group looking for a building? or

Does your group have unused space in your current building?

Community buildings can be really important, valuable places for local people to meet, do things together and receive services. However many of Reading’s community and voluntary organisations are currently facing tighter budgets. RVA is therefore hosting a session to explore how groups can continue to flourish and maintain a community presence through sharing buildings.

The session will help you to:

  • Understand some key legal and practical considerations for sharing a community building
  • Meet other community groups with whom you may be able to partner with to share a community building.

There are many benefits of considering sharing a community building, such as:

  • Ensuring Reading’s community and voluntary groups maintain a presence in the community
  • Reduced running costs (as this could be shared with the organisation you partner with)
  • Enabling you to stay in your current building or allow you to have a more ‘permanent’ base if you are looking for a building
  • Reducing the need to hire out your rooms on a sessional basis, therefore less administration
  • Enabling you to share the space with a like-minded charitable organisation.

Who is the session appropriate for?

Organisations who meet all of the following:

  • Reading-based community or voluntary group that has a constitution
  • Have the funds to pay towards the venue
  • Require a venue for a minimum of 10 hours per week to full-time usage.

If you would like to attend, please:

  1. Complete this on-line survey
  2. Register here.

If you have any questions about whether the session is appropriate for your group, please feel free to contact Herjeet on 0118 937 2273.


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
28 March 2017
Start time
6:00 pm
End time
7:30 pm
0118 937 2273
Address line 1
3rd Floor
Line 2
Reading Central Library
Line 3
Abbey Square
Wheelchair accessible?