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Association of Chairs Beacon Programme

Being An Effective Chair

3 July 2018

The Association of Chairs has published dates for the first workshop, Being an Effective Chair, in their new Beacon programme. This programme is being funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is aimed exclusively at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million. The workshop are […]

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Action Hampshire

Making Commissioning better – Action Hampshire Survey

27 June 2018

Basingstoke groups may have responded to Action Hampshire’s survey carried out last autumn on Local Commissioning in Hampshire – after Lloyds Bank Foundation had published a report called ‘Commissioning in Crisis. How current contracting and procurement processes threaten the survival of small charities’.

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Lidl Feed It Back FI

Opportunity to collect surplus food in Basingstoke

14 June 2018

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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The Big Lottery Fund – Changes

29 April 2018

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

29 March 2018

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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Cyber Security Small Charities Guide

Cyber Security Guide for small charities

22 March 2018

The National Cyber Security Centre has produced a booklet to help small charities protect themselves from the most common cyber attacks. The booklet covers 5 topics, all of which are easy to understand and can be implemented with little, or no, cost to your organisation. To download the booklet visit the National Cyber Security Centre […]

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Online bookings

Now Book Your DBS Appointment Online

26 February 2018

BVA have introduced an online booking service for people wanting to make use of our Disclosure and Barring Service. Simply enter the dates when you would be available into the search facility and a list of available appointments will appear. Click on the one that suits you, fill in your details and submit to book. […]

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