Whether you are a charitable, voluntary or community group looking for help and advice, or a resident wanting information on community services, charities or activities, you can find all the help and advice you need at Basingstoke Voluntary Action.
Working in partnership with the Borough Council our priorities are:
- Development – To pro-actively identify needs in the local community and facilitate improvement in service provision to meet those needs.
- Training– To provide access to training courses and seminars for local voluntary and community organisations (VCO).
- Support – To assist local VCO to function more effectively and deliver quality services to their users, members or constituents.
- Liaison – To facilitate effective communication, networking and collaboration among local voluntary and community groups.
- Representation and Strategic Partnership – To enable the diverse views of the local voluntary and community sector to be represented to external bodies. Facilitating effective working relationships and two-way communication embeds the sector as an integral part of local planning and policy making.
- Volunteering – To support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering locally, including processing Disclosure and Barring Service requirements.
Our comprehensive database and website provides useful guidance and contact information for a wide range of organisations and services to assist groups and individual members of the Basingstoke and Deane Community.
Established in 1965 BVA (Previously BVS) has been instrumental in starting or supporting many of the charities that are now household names in the Borough. Examples of these are: Basingstoke Community Transport, Basingstoke NeighbourCare, Basingstoke Play Council, BRASACC (Rape Crisis), Camrose Centre, Community Furniture Project, CRUSE, Dial-a-Ride, Hamara Group, Headway, North Hampshire Mediation Service, Relate, ShopMobility, Viables Trust, Volunteer Centre and Just Us – this became Young Peoples Independent Counselling (YPI).
A strong, vibrant, creative and diverse voluntary and community sector (VCS) meeting the needs of Basingstoke and Deane’s local communities that choose Basingstoke Voluntary Action as its main provider of development services.
A strategic plan is in place until 2020 adopted by the Trustees and drives the organisation’s vision and mission statement
We are always looking for business support and interaction plus local donors and volunteers. Please get in touch if you are interested in finding out ways in which you can support BVA and the local community.