NCVO Members' Assembly, Reading (Online)

Engaging with our 16,000+ members is core to our work as a membership organisation. We are delighted to be co-hosting a free online Members' Assembly in October 2021 with our friends Reading Voluntary Action.
20 October 2021 - 09:30
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Date: | Wednesday 20 October 
Time: | 09.30–12.00


Our Members’ Assemblies enable us to gather vital information from the sector and understand the challenges that voluntary organisations are facing, which helps us improve our work. Our assemblies are also a great opportunity for our members to network with each other, share ideas about current issues and talk directly to NCVO staff about how we can support them. 

By attending our Members' Assembly co-hosted with Reading Voluntary Action, our members will have the opportunity 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.


09.30: Registration and networking 
10.00: Welcome and agenda overview 
10.10:  Rebalancing the Relationship: Competition and collaboration in Berkshire
10.55:  Break 
11.05:  Co-producing local knowledge to achieve change 
11.50:  Thanks, evaluation, close


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
  • 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.


This Members’ Assembly is aimed at staff and trustees from NCVO members in and around Reading. Non-member organisations in the area are also welcome.


This event is free.


The event will be held on Zoom. Please pre-register for your place by clicking the 'Register' icon above. Attendance is free, however booking in advance is required and places are limited. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.


Email with any questions or queries you may have about the Members' Assembly.