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The Forum (Reading Voluntary Sector Forum)

The Forum is at the heart of representation, influence and networking across the local voluntary and community sector (VCS). The Forum aims to: � Create a voluntary sector voice that has the strength to influence. � Ensure that the VCS is effectively represented in local policy making. � Promote the interests of the VCS. � Ensure cohesion and coordination within the VCS. � Provide the opportunity to debate matters of concern to the VCS. It does this by: � Organising forum events which comprise networking, information, training, consultation, speakers, discussion and food. � Publishing an informative and interactive website. � Electing representatives to speak for the voluntary and community sector on to a number of local partnerships. The Forum is committed to the importance of diversity, equal opportunities and inclusion.