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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

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



Your next BVA Voluntary Sector Forum is on:

Tuesday, 30th March 2021

11:00 to 12:30 via Zoom

Guest Speaker: Anne Blackmore, Director of The Four Lanes Trust will be joining us to talk about their work

Register to join us by clicking 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.

2021 Meetings

The Covid 19 situation has meant that VSF’s have moved to being held on Zoom. We hope to be able to get back to face to face at some point during 2021.

Date Theme
Wednesday, 20th January 2021 at 10am Minutes of meeting
Tuesday, 30th March 2021 at 11:oo

(Please note change of date and time)

Meet the Funder
Wednesday, 19th May 2021 at 10 am
Wednesday, 21st July 2021 at 10 am

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, 18th November 2020 at 10am via Zoom Minutes of Meeting
Wednesday, 30th September 2020 at 10am via Zoom  Minutes of Meeting
Thursday, 30th July 2020 at 12 via Zoom Minutes of Meeting

2019 Archive for 2019:

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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