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  • Berkshire Youth AGM

    We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 26 July.

    1 July 2022

  • New Tilehurst Youth Club

    We’re really excited to share that we’re starting a new youth club at The Jubilee Annexe at The Calcot Centre from Thursday 15 September, in partnership with Tilehurst Parish Council.

    30 June 2022

  • Managing Conflicts of Interest in a Charity

    As a trustee you must make decisions based only on what’s best for your charity.

    30 June 2022

  • Tilehurst Parish Council Update

    The Tilehurst Art Club run by Berkshire Youth on behalf of Tilehurst Parish Council has now started in the newly refurbished Jubilee Annexe in Calcot, Reading.

    30 June 2022

  • News from Waterside Centre

    It’s been another busy month at Waterside Centre, and it’s incredible to think that it’s less than a year since the centre reopened its doors.

    30 June 2022

  • News from The Wayz

    There are always lots of exciting things happening at The Wayz, from leadership sessions to their upcoming summer camps, youth volunteering programme and Community Fun Day on Saturday 16 July.

    30 June 2022

  • DofE Volunteering Hours Make Huge Positive Impact

    We’re thrilled that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award participants from Berkshire Youth dedicated 741 hours to volunteering between April 2021 and March 2022, with a social value of £3423.42.

    30 June 2022

  • Climbing Snowdon to Support Local Youth

    We caught up with Jasmine Barrett to learn more about the epic challenge she undertook to raise much-needed funds for us.

    30 June 2022

  • The Berkeley Foundation Partners with Berkshire Youth

    The Berkeley Foundation, the grant-making foundation set up by housebuilder the Berkeley Group, has partnered with Berkshire Youth.

    30 June 2022

  • Welcome to Abbas

    We recently caught up with out newest youth worker, Abbas, to learn more about his role supporting young people in the Slough area.

    30 June 2022

Waterside Boost from Community Infrastructure Levy

28 July 2021

After nearly ten years of trying to secure the future of the Waterside Centre as a resource for young people and the community of Newbury, we are delighted that we have finally reached the end of the refurbishments.

It seems a long time now since the fundraising campaign was launched at the House of Lords in 2019. Our fundraising efforts were immediately hit by the global pandemic but, thanks to the commitment, perseverance and tenacity of the Berkshire Youth President and team members, we managed to secure a contract to refurbish the Waterside Centre.

Our CEO, David Seward, commented: “The contribution from West Berkshire Council through the Community Infrastructure Levy is a great use of builders’ contribution and everyone at Berkshire Youth will be working hard to secure the remaining £250,000 to cover the full project cost of £1.4 million.

“Berkshire Youth are delighted to receive this support and would like to thank Lynne Doherty, Leader of West Berkshire Council and Dominic Boeck, Lead Member for Children, Young People and Education at West Berkshire Council, for their support. After so many years of cuts to services for young people, we truly hope this is the start of further investment in our young people.”

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