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Group Support

Basingstoke Voluntary Action has developed a wide range of resources to support Charitable, Voluntary and Community groups. So whether you are a setting up a new group, or looking for help and advice for an existing group, there is a guide for you.

For free professional advice and support, The BVA Group Development Team based within the Orchard building are available to assist local Voluntary Groups and Charity Organisations. The team have experience working with various organisations of various sizes within Basingstoke and interaction with the Charity Commission, Funding agencies and a raft of other related bodies and partners.

There are five main areas of development –

The Group Development team can assist with the above sections by providing-

  • Guidance through the process of starting a new group
  • Understanding of the requirement for Committees / Trustees
  • Assistance with issues once the group is in operation or potentially closing down
  • Searching and applying for suitable funding
  • Developing or updating constitutions, policies and procedures
  • Guiding groups through the financial requirements of running a group or charity
  • Guiding you through registering with the Charity Commission
  • Keeping you informed with mailings targeted to your services
  • Assisting with publicity and promotion
  • Training courses and workshops where identified
  • Advice, guidance and support regarding volunteers including DBS Checks
  • Good practice Guidelines
  • Good Governance
  • Business Planning

Groups are strongly encouraged to become FREE members of Basingstoke Voluntary Action. Please contact 01256 423816 for information.


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