Mayor's Charity Appeal 2017/18

Each Mayor chooses charities to support with the proceeds of fundraising and donations during his or her year in office. These are the charities chosen by the current Mayor.

The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane 2017/18 has been raising money during his mayoral year to award grants to local groups and charities who will deliver projects that enable his vision for ‘everyone can’.

Keen to support smaller groups in the borough that may need funding to help support communities the Mayor will be raising money for a ‘Mayor’s Community Chest’ to be shared out.

Working with Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) he will award money via a grants panel.

The priority is to fund Basingstoke and Deane based voluntary projects that benefit the borough and organisations which often get forgotten or do not know where to go for funding.

The grants panel will meet three times during the year. Grants of up to a maximum of £1,000 will be awarded to successful organisations within any one funding period. Applications should be sent to BVA.

How you can get involved

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The Mayor and BVA are encouraging borough residents and businesses to get involved this year by donating or even organising a fundraising event. However, it is not all about the money, the Mayor is also encouraging more local volunteering so if you have some time to spare or a skill to share that could help a local charity or organisation please contact BVA so that you can be put in touch with groups that need you.

BVA will also be supporting fundraising for this with a Mayor’s Community Chest fundraising committee. Everyone is encouraged to help meet the fundraising target by getting involved.

For further information on the grants scheme visit

Gift Aid

If you wish you can make a donation direct to Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) for the Mayor’s Community Chest. BVA can then reclaim Gift Aid increasing your donation.

Payments can be made direct to the BVA bank account and you will need to quote all the details below:

Sort code:
Account No:
National Westminster Bank
60 02 49
Basingstoke Voluntary Action

Please then complete the Gift Aid form and send to with a copy of your remittance advice.

Alternative you can make a donation by cheque, payable to Basingstoke Voluntary Action and enclose a copy of the Gift Aid form with your donation.

PDF document Gift Aid form (PDF) [180 kb]

Basingstoke Voluntary Action

BVA logoBasingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) supports local groups and charities to flourish.

Its aim is to build a strong, vibrant and diverse voluntary and community sector which meets the needs of local communities across Basingstoke and Deane.

With over 420 members organisations, BVA does this by:

  • providing group development support including advice and practical guidance on fundraising, governance, compliance with charity law, quality assurance and providing training
  • running a volunteer centre to help any resident wishing to get involved locally and supporting groups who use volunteers
  • managing the award-winning Orchard, a local community hub and home to a number of local groups
  • providing information and fora for encouraging best practice, policy development and contributing to local decision-making
  • directly providing local services where needs exist. Current projects including running a young carers programme and the Camrose Centre for rough sleepers.

Established in 1965, BVA is well rooted in the local community, proud of its track record in the borough and excited for its future. With a new leadership team in place at the organisation, BVA is building on its successes over the years to continue to support local groups and in turn, improve life chances for all in Basingstoke and Deane.

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For more information on BVA contact:
Main office email:

Telephone 01256 423816 or follow us on Facebook @BasingstokeVA

Charity Registration Number 1077442 / Company Ltd by Guarantee Number 3802713

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