BVA members update – Aug 2021

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Member’s Update – July 2021 (issue 1)

Latest Training Workshops
Don’t miss out…
We have two upcoming training events taking place in September and we would like to see as many of you there as possible. It takes less than a minute to sign up and ensures you and your organisation are not missing out on any particulars! Learn about how our DBS service works, as well as how to manage risk in your organisation.
Come Along and Join Us
Our Next Voluntary Sector Forum…
We are so excited to be running our next VSF, which will involve discussing the Climate Emergency – What does this mean for those of us living and working in Basingstoke and Deane Borough? Now is the time for local charities and community groups to gain an understanding of this important issue. Date: Wednesday, 14th July 2021.
Welcome New members
We would like to give a warm welcome to the following organisations that have recently joined us as members:

Basingstoke Tae Kwon-Do Club 
Bramley Volunteer Drivers
Bramley Lunch Club
Basingstoke Ice Hockey Development Club
Basingstoke Ice Skating Club
St John’s C of E Primary School PTA
Marnell Bowling Club
Basingstoke Male Voice Choir

Please click on the organisation to find out more about them!

Funding Help
One Button Away…
Here at BVA, we believe that support with funding applications, including useful top tips when applying for funding, goes a long way! Ecclesiastical have set up a webinar that will explore some key points you need to consider when approaching funders and pitching to them. We can also help find the funding you need! For a tailored funding search, please email
Useful Insights from the Team…
Pens at the Ready…
We are always taking part in workshops, training, and projects and this time around our Business Development Officer Charlotte been working on the development of ‘BACK OFFICE SUPPORT SERVICES’ & wanted to tell you more so that you don’t miss out on any particulars. You may have heard the term before and wondered what it is or what does that really mean for me & my organisation?

Member’s Update – July 2021 (issue 2)

FREE Upcoming Training
Save the Dates…
Here at BVA, we are always keen on providing training opportunities for different groups and individuals, and we are pleased to bring you a number of workshops coming up over the next couple of months. These include training on perfecting your volunteering pitch, managing risk in your organisation, as well as a PAT testing course.
Get Going Again
Grant Available…
The Getting Going Again Fund has been set up to support the development of sustainable solutions to help people classed as clinically vulnerable in Hampshire recover from the impacts of the pandemic. We want everyone to have the opportunity to overcome these impacts. Basingstoke also has the highest funding limit of £107, 350 per application.
Our Community Lottery
Raise Money for Your Cause…
A huge thanks to our fantastic member groups that continue to support the Community Lottery each week as a good cause. The support so far has been amazing, and we hope that this can continue.If you are yet to sign up as a local cause supporting the Community Lottery, it’s not too late! Here is what you can be a part of:

  • AMOUNT RAISED – There is an average of £1,460 being raised annually among some of our different causes.
  • LIVE CAUSES – We have 53 causes that are benefitting from taking part in the Community Lottery.
  • WINNERS – We now have 516 people who have won as a result of supporting a good cause.
If you are interested in raising funds for your organisation with no set up or admin costs at all, please CLICK HERE
Basingstoke Sports Trust
New Members on Board…
We are pleased to now have the wonderful Basingstoke Sports Trust on board with us as members. We are so excited to be working alongside this group, who are keen on building on their commitment to increase physical activity opportunities within the local community. The BST plan to do this by recruiting additional Trustees who are passionate about their community, so if you are looking to be part of an amazing team, look no further!