Watlington House is run by the Watlington House Management Committee, Charity Numer: 300198, a group of volunteers who give their time to run this beautiful building.
The building itself is Grade II* protected and is set in trust and meaning no one owns or profits from the building, the "Watlington House Management Committee" were formed in 1929 to oversee the building and running costs and ensure the aims of the building are met, whilst the trustees have changed the format in which the Committee follows remains very much unchanged along with our goal, to be a Centre of Excellence for Social & Welfare needs.
With the Committee meeting every two months and holding the AGM yearly as clearly detailed in their duties. We are all volunteers dedicated to giving our spare time for this wonderful building that enables all local groups to be involved and make use of the facilities we have.
We operate strictly on non profit, thus no one other than Tenants and the building can benefit, every penny we receive is put right back into maintaining the building running costs and refurbishments so urgently needed on the premises.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Launchpad use the hall for the emergency breakfast drop in for the Reading Homeless, Gospel Group, Gurkhas for education and training, BIAG (Berkshire Industrial Archaeological Group, Break Dancing Class, Reading Civic Society, NAG (Neighbourhood Action Group), Hertitage Open Day Groups, SPAB (Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings) The Mills Archives, The Armed forces recruitment services, Berkshire Youth, soon we hope the Reading Fringe. All of these are Charities, some will pay a small amount of rent but that is for the room only and they have no other costs such as utilities, facilities, health & safety running costs, we provide this for them free of charge.
This enables these groups to concentrate on their core aims and values.