Basingstoke Voluntary Action

Basingstoke Voluntary Action

At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Local / community
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support

Other details

Geographical remit: 


We are the membership body for community organisations across Basingstoke & Deane. We offer free professional help and advice to Voluntary and Community groups, serving as a central one-stop-shop support organisation for development advice and training on a wide range of topics including start-up, governance, funding advice and guidance, business planning and general good practice. Additionally, through our Volunteer Centre, we actively promote volunteering across the borough through the provision of brokerage and matching services for organisations seeking volunteers and local residents wishing to offer their time. Alongside our support services for community groups, we also currently deliver several direct services to residents across the borough including management of The Orchard community centre.


Working in partnership with the Borough Council our priorities are:

  • Development – To pro-actively identify needs in the local community and facilitate improvement in service provision to meet those needs.
  • Training– To provide access to training courses and seminars for local voluntary and community organisations (VCO).
  • Support – To assist local VCOs to function more effectively and deliver quality services to their users, members or constituents.
  • Liaison – To facilitate effective communication, networking and collaboration among local voluntary and community groups.
  • Representation and Strategic Partnership – To enable the diverse views of the local voluntary and community sector to be represented to external bodies. Facilitating effective working relationships and two-way communication that embeds the sector as an integral part of local planning and policymaking.
  • Volunteering – To support and increase the quality, quantity, impact and accessibility of volunteering locally, including processing Disclosure and Barring Service requirements.

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