Re-opening premises and risk assessing – for charities and community groups

Thursday 2 July 2020

In the third of our series of interactive Zoom sessions, we will be looking at how your charity or community group might go about re-opening your premises once the restrictions ease and what you might need to consider both now and in the longer term, as the situation around the pandemic continues. 

This session would be useful for Trustees or Managers of charities or community groups in Reading and will include an opportunity to discuss ideas with others in the sector.

The session will include:

1. Introduction and overview of government guidance and risk assessments

2. Speaker: Carly Newman, Operations and Relationship Manager from No5 Youth Counselling on their approach, challenges and top tips on what has worked for them in their planning. No5 have an office space and also offer 1:1 Youth Counselling. Read more about them here.  

3. Speaker: Catherine McLoed, CEO from Dingley’s Promise on their approach, challenges and top tips. Dingley’s Promise are a specialist early years provider and operate across three separate sites. They also offer services to parents. You can read more about them here

4. Break-out sessions to discuss the above and your own ideas with other trustees and managers.

5. Q&A and wrap up

The session will give you plenty of time to discuss in the break-out sessions and we hope you’ll go away with some ideas and pointers on how your group might plan and navigate re-opening your premises and your in-person sessions.

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 charity’s 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 financial planning and fundraising. More details coming soon.

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
2 July 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