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As a membership body working within the borough of Basingstoke & Deane, our mission is to facilitate a vibrant, sustainable and far-reaching voluntary sector to champion Basingstoke’s communities.

Community led and people powered, we work across the borough with our member groups to effect positive change in the local community. As a membership organisation, we are always looking to support local groups in anyway we can and are committed to creating a healthy and thriving voluntary and community sector. We know the impact a positive community has on people’s lives, which is why we’re here to help shape the voluntary Sector of the future in Basingstoke.

Free Membership Services

BVA membership is open to all Registered Charities, Community Interest Companies, Community or Voluntary Organisations.

Becoming a BVA member gives your organisation access to a range of our support services and is free of charge to join. We are currently supporting over 300 community organisations operating in the local area and are regularly engaging with the services we offer.

We directly support our member organisations by:

  • Helping set up new groups
  • Processing DBS checks
  • Helping groups with funding searches
  • Signposting volunteers to local organisations
  • Providing office & meeting room space at a discounted price
  • Hosting training & event workshops for local groups

Why Become a BVA Member?

Being a BVA member is free and gives you access to a range of our services, including 1-1 advice and support, tailored funding searches, and publicity and promotion at no cost at all. Being a member also means that you will have access to our facility services, including office space and meeting rooms, at a reduced price.

Our Member of the Month Scheme

Every month, one of our member organisations are nominated as our member of the month and receive 5 of our special vouchers with the opportunity to grab themselves some lunch and a drink from the Orchard Community Café and get 20% off per voucher – on us.

For more information on the benefits and criteria for becoming a BVA member, please contact us.

Call us now to discuss your membership with a member of our team 01256 423816 or email

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