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Lidl Feed It Back FI

Opportunity to collect surplus food in Basingstoke

Neighbourly have recently partnered with Lidl to help them to manage their back of store surplus food programme, Lidl Feed It Back, and are launching the scheme on 25th June in Basingstoke. They are currently in the process of connecting charities and community groups to their local stores and have opportunities for organisations in and around Basingstoke to collect free food donations from the Lidl throughout the working week between 11am and […]

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VSF – Postponed until July

 The Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF) scheduled for this Wednesday, June 6th  has been postponed to Wednesday July 4th. We apologise for any inconvenience. Agenda details will be available via the website within the coming week and Charities plus organisations as always are encouraged to let BVA know which subjects they would like presented or discussed at future meetings.

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Association of Chairs Beacon Programme

Beacon Shines a Light on Chairs and Vice Chairs

Are you a Chair and Vice Chair of a charity or non-profit organisation in England with an annual income of under £1 million? If you are you may be interested in the Association of Chairs ‘Beacon’ programme. Beacon, which will be launched soon, is a National Lottery-funded programme offering a range of tailored events, free written […]

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Nominations The Queens Award for voluntary Service

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Nominations are being sought from Basingstoke and Deane for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award is the highest award given to local voluntary groups across the UK. Nominations can be made by anyone aware of the group, including people who benefit from the group’s activities. They do however need to be independent so […]

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Mayors Community Chest

The Mayor’s Community Chest

For the past 2 years Basingstoke Voluntary Action has been working alongside the Mayors Cllr. Jane Frankum and  Cllr. Paul Frankum on the Mayors Community Chest. This awarded grants of up to £1000 to local groups and charities for delivering projects which will enabled the vision ‘Everyone Can’ in the borough. The final round of the […]

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The Big Lottery Fund – Changes

Changes are being introduced to make it easier to apply for National Lottery funding in England.   The number of staff across England has nearly tripled, and they will be working more closely with communities that they support. This means you’ll have the same local point of contact throughout your application.   They are also moving […]

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Charity corner

Charity Corner Launched

Today sees the launch of Charity Corner in the Basingstoke Gazette. This new feature provides local groups with the opportunity to tell the community of Basingstoke and Deane about the fantastic work they do and, more importantly, what help they need. We have created a template for you to use to put your information together here. […]

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Children and Young People Now Award 2018

Recognise and Celebrate

Recognise and celebrate those who work with children, young people and families through the Children & Young People Now Awards 2018. Now in their 13th year, there are 23 categories recognising initiatives from the public, private and voluntary sector that work with children and young people from birth to adolescence as well as their families. Key Dates […]

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Impact Management Launches New Website

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has reported the Impact Management Programme has launched a new website which has a range of resources (tools and guidance) to help charities plan projects, approach data collection and embed a culture of impact management. Co-designed with over 100 charities and social enterprises the website includes a new data diagnostic tool which […]

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Charity corner

Charity Corner

Basingstoke Voluntary Action, in partnership with Basingstoke Gazette, are offering free space in the Gazette for local charity, groups to promote their work and fundraising activities. The Charity corner will feature a different charity each week alongside the existing Community News section. The section caters for 400 words plus a related image and should include […]

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