Contact us

Get in Touch

Find Local Organisations

Search our Directory

I want to Volunteer

Search for Opportunities

Resources for Groups

The team here at BVA have compiled a list of resources available to local charitable organisations in the Basingstoke and Deane area. Please check back often to find any new resources we find to help you and your organisation –


Promoting local Charities and Community Groups

BVA and the local Gazette newspaper continue to promote local organisations the weekly Community page. To date we have featured BVA, Young Peoples Independant Counselling, Stroke Association, Dementia Advice, Basingstoke Rotary and Mencap etc. Groups interested in having a slot should contact BVA to receive the free application form. This is a great opportunity and you can link to your website, Facebook and any fundraising initiatives. Published features are held on the Gazette website.

21st August 2019

Interests Me is an event calender for the local community

BVA have recently taken over the running of the Basingstoke Interest Me site, which includes a Community Noticeboard that we intend to use as a promotional tool for the local charity and voluntary sector. Contact if you have any queries or wish to register for the site.


Promote your Events Locally

Do you struggle to promote your community event? Would you like to be able to advertise your event to as wide an audience as possible, free of charge? Member organisations are advised to let BVA have details of events which we can be promote on our Facebook page etc.  Also, why not consider utilising the free online event options on Destination Basingstoke and Basingstoke Gazette. Finally, if you want to utilise the Gazette for general news, checkout their information regarding submissions.

14th August 2019

BVA Regular News Updates for members

Local Charities and Voluntary Organisations are reminded that BVA maintain a news area on our website with regular weekly and often daily updates. Additionally our Facebook page has regular updates on training opportunities, funding opportunities, upcoming events and other charitable news. Please recommend us to colleagues and note that we also have a presence on Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.

07th August 2019

Mail Franking

Mail Franking for Organisations

Reminder to BVA member registered organisations that we can frank mail at the Orchard on your behalf at a cheaper rate than normal postal costs which have again increased recently.

If you have a large mailing planned give us a call to arrange franking on your behalf on 01256 423822 or drop into the Orchard reception to discuss.

Costs are important to any voluntary organisation or charity so why not take advantage of this offer.

31st July 2019

HugoFox Logo

Hugo Fox FREE Websites

HugoFox provides a platform for communities and local businesses to create professional, easy to use websites. We aim to empower local communities by providing them with all the tools they need to create a stylish, fully responsive website for free.

24th July 2019

Basingstoke And Deane Borough Council Logo The Digital Inclusion Taskforce has produced a leaflet called ‘How to get online and improve you digital skills’.  The leaflet lists where you can get 1-1 or group support to improve your IT skills, details of online courses you can do at home, information on where you go in the community for free internet access and where there are public access pc’s available.  It also provides useful information on how you can get online at home and where you can get help with online benefits claims and looking and applying for jobs online.

The How to Get Online leaflet is available via the Adult and Community Learning webpage of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council or by calling them on 01256 844844 and asking for a copy to be posted to you.

Google For NonProfits

Google for Nonprofits

When you aim to solve big problems, you need to have the right tools to be successful. With Google for Nonprofits, you’ll be able to fundraise more easily, collaborate more efficiently, and share your story with a wider audience.


BT Community Website Builder

A free service that allows you to build and maintain a website for your charity or non profit community group.

Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. It has a extensive and comprehensive Guidance and Resources section on its website giving best guidance and tips on fundraising topics, such as Event, Digital and Legacy fundraising and guidance on regulations for Auctions, Raffles and Lotteries.


NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit

NCVO Knowhow Nonprofit offers advice and support for voluntary organisations. Learn from your peers and from experts, and share your experiences with the community. You can get information, update your skills or talk to others in similar situations.

Do It For Charity

Looking to take part in a big event, such as London to Paris bicycle ride, Treks or Parachute Jumps? Then have a look at the Do It For Charity website. There are entry fees so make sure you read all the terms and conditions before committing to do any of the events for your cause.

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

BFI Neighbourhood Cinema

Interested is setting up a community cinema? The BFI Neighbourhood Cinema website has lots of information, including how to get started, funding and cases studies to help you on your way. If you already have a community cinema the website also gives hints and ideas to help you.

Derelict land

Community Facilities

Our communities are full of useful spaces providing important facilities however, sometimes it can be a real struggle to keep them going. Take a look at Take Part on the government website for guidance on setting up and running community facilities, such as a shop, pub, library or green spaces.



Keep notified on what's going on

Subscribe to our newsletter if part of a Charity, Voluntary Organisation based within Basingstoke & Deane or directly interacting with one.