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BVA Voluntary Sector Forum

We welcome representatives from charities and voluntary and community organisations throughout Basingstoke and Deane, as well as community minded individuals, local businesses and social enterprise. Please let us know if you are intending to come along via admin@bvaction.org.uk

The meetings comprise a combination of presentations, networking opportunities, partnerships and information sharing for a powerful community voice.

This is always a great opportunity to catch up on hot topics, discuss borough and community news and share views and information with one another and the BVA team. The usual light refreshments will be available, however do feel free to bring lunch.

(Please note: There is no parking at The Orchard. To find the nearest parking please visit here.)

BVA always welcome suggestions of subjects for upcoming forums, so if you have anything to share, or want to know more about about the next Voluntary Sector Forum please contact us

 

THE VOICE OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN BASINGSTOKE & DEANEĀ 

Your next BVA Voluntary Sector Forum is on:

Wednesday, November 18th 2020

10:00 to 11:30 via Zoom

We will be joined at the VSF by :

Neil Morrow, who will be giving an update on the Basingstoke and Deane Community Lottery and the Back Office Support Services (BOSS) scheme

Carol Bode, BVA Chair of Trustees, who will be answering questions regarding the BVA AGM

Register Here

 

Purpose of the Forum

The purpose of the Voluntary Sector Forum is to strengthen the Voluntary and Community Sector:

  • Facilitating partnership working across the sector and developing strong links with other agencies and local businesses
  • Promoting and celebrating voluntary and community activity as a worthwhile and rewarding activity.
  • Enabling voluntary and community groups to come together to exchange information, share ideas and address issues of mutual interest and importance.
  • Facilitating dialogue and multi-agency working for the benefit of the wider community
  • Providing a voice for the sector and effective representation at a strategic level to inform local strategies and future practice
  • Maximising the potential of sector skills, resources, information and expertise through collaboration and effective communication
  • Overcoming challenges and adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the sector, empowering members to ensure sustainability.

2020 Meetings

The Covid 19 situation has meant that face to face VSF’s for 2020 has been affected however details of the meetings held and to come are listed below.

Date Theme
Wednesday, 24th March 2021
Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Wednesday, 18th November 2020 at 10am via Zoom
Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at 10am via Zoom
Thursday, 30th July 2020 at 12 via Zoom Minutes of Meeting

2019 Archive

Dates for 2019:

DATE THEME
January 30th MEAM and VSF 2019 – click here for minutes
April 24th Sustainable Volunteering – click here for minutes
July 10th Events, support and promotion – click here for minutes
September 20th Macmillan Coffee Morning & BVA AGM – Save the date
December 11th Planning for 2020
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