Governance and planning for charities and community groups

Thursday 11 June 2020

Are you a trustee or manager of a charity or community group in Reading? Following on from our recent survey to Reading’s groups, we are launching a series of online, interactive sessions to help you with running your charity during the pandemic.

The first session will look at Governance and Planning and cover:
  1. The role of trustees in governance and a quick recap of trustee duties.*
  2. Charity commission guidance issued to charities during the pandemic.
  3. Planning for the road ahead – what to keep doing and how to plan for various scenarios your charity might face.
  4. Break-out sessions to discuss the above with other trustees and managers.
  5. Q&A and wrap up.

You may also like to view this free recorded webinar from NCVO that we have previously shared on a similar topic. However, don’t worry if that is not possible as we will recap salient points for you. In this session, the focus will be to give you an opportunity to discuss what is working, what are the challenges and to give scenario planning a go. So if you’re a manager or trustee of a charity or community group in Reading and wondering how to approach the road ahead, or would like to share what’s working, come along and take part.

Please note that the session will be available for a maximum of 10 attendees to enable as much interaction as possible and we ask that a maximum of 2 people attend from one charity or community group. If there is further demand, we can hold another session.

The session will be facilitated by Herjeet Randhawa, RVA’s Advice Worker. Herjeet has a background in Legal and Governance, and supports charities to work towards good governance as well as running the advice service and overseeing training.

We will also be holding further sessions on other topics identified in our survey, such as adapting your services, financial planning, fundraising, buildings and risk assessments. Dates to be announced shortly.

*Please also keep an eye out on our news page for our traditional training including trustee training, treasurer training and safeguarding.

We look forward to seeing you on Zoom. If you are unsure on how to use Zoom, take a look at this free video tutorial and don’t worry if this will be your first Zoom session, we’ll talk you through it so you can take part.

Please book through the link below:


Type of event
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
11 June 2020
Start time
End time
Address line 1
Online Zoom session. We will send you the link when you have booked your place.
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified