Join us for an NCVO Members’ Assembly – we’ll be discussing competition, collaboration and coproduction

RVA is delighted to be co-hosting a free online Members’ Assembly with NCVO. This event is aimed at staff and trustees from NCVO members in and around Reading. Non-member organisations in the area are also welcome. Join us to:

  • hear the latest on public policy and other current issues facing the sector, and how NCVO is working on these
  • meet and network with other voluntary organisations in Reading and the surrounding area
  • share best practice, experiences and ideas.

There will be two short presentations, followed by opportunities for discussion.

Rebalancing the relationship

In 2018, NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation launched a project to address competition and collaboration, particularly between organisations of different sizes delivering public services. The findings from this project and considerations for practice are laid out within the Rebalancing the Relationship report. By building awareness and highlighting good practice, this report aims to encourage organisations to work in a more collaborative way. At our Members’ Assembly we will explore the findings of the Rebalancing the Relationship report with voluntary organisations in Reading and the surrounding area.

Co-producing local knowledge to achieve change

Reading Voluntary Action and local voluntary and community sector organisations currently work with the University of Reading’s Participation Lab on community-led research into a range of issues, including the impact of covid-19 on health inequalities, the experience of growing up in Reading and how Reading town centre can be made more inclusive. Dr Sally Lloyd-Evans, Leader of the Participation Lab and Public Engagement with Community Research Fellow, joins us to discuss the benefits of co-producing local knowledge to achieve change in any community and locality.

Book your free place for this online event via the NCVO website here.