About Berkshire Youth charity

Berkshire Youth has been serving the young people of Berkshire, delivering excellent and efficient youth support services for more than 80 years. We are proud of our track record and committed to building on it over the coming years to support young people make successful transitions to adulthood.

Please contact the Waterside Centre direct for any queries or bookings:

Email: waterside@berkshireyouth.co.uk
Phone: 01635 018500
Address: Waldegrave Place, Northbrook Street, Newbury, RG14 1DS

In August, we welcomed 812 young people to our newly-renovated youth and community centre as part of the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (read more here). They enjoyed the amazing, free activities on offer, as well as the free lunches, in an effort to ensure that no young people went hungry over the long summer holidays.

We are currently working hard to finalise the Waterside Centre’s offer over the coming months, including a youth club, an exciting programme of events and a safe space where local young people can go to make friends with others their age, as well as trusted adults.

The Waterside Centre boasts inspiring facilities, including a climbing wall, dance studio and water-based activities.

We are still calling for help from local individuals and organisations to help finance the Waterside Centre’s transformation. Further information here.

Volunteer with Us

Please click here to view the current volunteering opportunities available at Waterside Centre.

Community Larder

We’re delighted to be opening our own Community Larder at Waterside Centre in January 2022. This is a membership scheme which provides healthy, affordable food to the West Berkshire community which would otherwise be sent to landfill. Please refer to the poster for further information.

We will be holding a mock larder on Tuesday 11 January, 2 – 4pm – please come along to learn more and sign up to become a member. (You can sign up to the scheme at any time by contacting us.)

The Community Larder officially opens on Tuesday 18 January and will be open every Tuesday, 2 – 4pm.

We desperately need volunteers to help run the Community Larder on Tuesday afternoons. Please contact us if you can help.


Berkshire Youth have partnered with BoxWise to deliver a free 12-week non-contact boxing programme. Please contact our youth worker, Colin, by email for further details.

Climbing Club

Please click here for further details of the sessions available. Come and join us for a free trial! Please contact us to book your places by email or by phoning us on 01635 018500.

Colline’s Kitchen

Colline’s Kitchen is coming to Waterside Centre! The cafe opens on Friday 14 January and will be open from Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

DWP Youth Hub

Young jobseekers (under the age of 25) can access extra support at the DWP  Youth Hub, based at the Waterside Centre.

They aim to be available from Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, but recommend contacting them in advance to avoid disappointment. Please email Rene or phone 07827 223631.

Indoor Football Sessions

Starting on 11 November, we are running indoor football sessions for young people in school years 7 to 11, just £5 per person per session. Please view the poster here for further details. Please contact us to book your places by email or by phoning us on 01635 018500.

Sport in Mind

Starting on Tuesday 11 January, Sport in Mind are running FREE social cricket and football at Waterside Centre for young people aged 13 – 16 experiencing difficulties with their mental health. These sessions are free, fun and interactive opportunities for young people; a great way to help build confidence, support self-esteem and meet new people. Please click here to see the full poster. Please book places by emailing Sport in Mind.

VoxFresh Newbury Singing

VoxFresh Newbury is a professional and exciting singing group where young vocalists can discover their full potential through contemporary music. Come and join in the fun on Fridays. Please their timetable here and general information poster here. Book your free trial today (information on their poster.)


Kit out the Nation

This campaign has now ended. Thank you to everyone who has donated quality sports kit!

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