How Do We Support Local Groups?

Here at BVA, we support the voluntary sector in Basingstoke & Deane; whether you are a group just starting out or are already setup and need some advice on developing your organisation, we are here to help.

We have created a series of toolkits, guides and factsheets that we would be happy to share, providing information and guidance across a broad range of issues charities and community organisations may face. Whether you’re interested in resources to support you in running your organisation, assessing your impact, or general policies and procedures, we can help. You will be able to access your resources via your MyBVA Account once we have given you access.

Our Team also runs 1-1 support clinics, providing bespoke support to groups on a case by case basis so please contact us if you would like some support. If you would like to find out more, please email us at or call 01256 423816.

What is your Group Currently Looking For?

Looking for a venue?

The Orchard

Nestling on the edge of the War Memorial park in Basingstoke, The Orchard provides well-appointed accommodation, together with first class meeting and conference facilities. Find out more here: The Orchard


Want to grow your group?

Promote Your Organisation

BVA, in association with the Basingstoke Gazette newspaper, promote local charities, community groups and voluntary organisations through the weekly Community in Action page free of charge. Do you struggle to promote your community event? We can advertise your event to as wide an audience as possible, free of charge. Find out more here: Promote Your Organisation

Back Office Support

Basingstoke Voluntary Action and Action Hampshire have come together to launch BOSS Partners, a back office support service. BOSS Partners connect organisations to essential services from a collective of partners. Find out more here: Back Office Support

Looking for volunteers?

Volunteer Recruitment

Our Basingstoke Volunteer Centre works with local voluntary, community and charitable organisations that are in need of volunteers in order to fulfil their mission and help the people and communities in Basingstoke & Deane. Find out more here: Volunteer Recruitment

Disclosure Barring Service

Basingstoke Voluntary Action is a registered umbrella body with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We offer a comprehensive DBS checking service, to the community and voluntary service. Find out more here: Disclosure Barring Service

Corporate Volunteering

We are currently increasing the number of business contacts offering to donate time to support community projects so please let us know what you currently need help with: Corporate Social Responsibility

Want to get involved & have your say?


Our Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership is a new partnership that aims to create a clear mechanism for collective capture and dissemination of information from across the VCSE sector. This partnership is made up of 6 networks and will act as the vehicle for strategic engagement with the VCSE sector amongst statutory partners and other key stakeholders. Find out more here: Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership

Training & Events

Take part in our various training and events sessions that take place throughout the year. Meet a friendly face and learn something new here: Training & Events

Looking for some funding?

Support with Funding

BVA currently have access to an online database of funding opportunities called GRANTFinder, and we are offering opportunities to benefit from this to local groups. These options are available for organisations based in the areas covered by the Hampshire CVS Network. Find out more here: Support with Funding

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