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Help for Organisations

The CAVO Support and Skills Team assist community voluntary groups throughout Ceredigion by empowering, developing the capacity and the delivery of a range of support services including information, advice and training.

The CAVO Support and Skills team are able to provide:
– Development support to enable groups to undertake and manage projects,
– Information and support in developing governing documents and policies,
– Support in setting up and choosing an appropriate governing structure.
– Funding information,
– Information on legislation and other current issues affecting the sector.
– Create and facilitate networking opportunities
– Offer a range of training opportunities for the sector, from our own training programme, bespoke training, or support to identify appropriate training provided by other support agencies in our region.

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British Science Week 2020 – Community Grant Scheme

This scheme offers £500 to £1000 grants for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity. 

Kick Start Grants

This scheme offers grants for schools in challenging circumstances to organise their own events as part of British Science Week. There are four options available:

  • Kick Start Youth grant: A grant of £150 for your school to run an activity organised by students aged 10-19
  • Kick Start grant: A grant of £300 for your school to run an activity for students at your school
  • Kick Start More grant: A grant of £700 for your school to run an activity which involves your students and the local community
  • NEW! Kick Start grant + Youth grant: A grant of £450 for your school to run an activity for British Science Week as well as an additional activity organised and delivered by students aged 10-19

Find out more and apply here.

Community Grants

This scheme offers £500 to £1000 grants for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity. Our definition of groups that are underrepresented in science includes:

  • people from ethnic minorities
  • people with low socio-economic status, including people disadvantaged in terms of education and income
  • people with a physical or mental condition or impairment
  • people living in a remote and rural location, defined as settlements of less than 10,000 people
  • girls and women

Find out more and apply here.

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New online quality-checker for voluntary organisations

Trusted Charity have launched a new free online tool to help charities do a basic health check on how their organisation is performing, identifying strengths and areas for development.

Trusted Charity Essentials is a free online health check designed especially for small charities and community and voluntary groups.  

It will help you understand how efficient your work is now and where improvements can be made.

This cost-free tool benchmarks your work in 10 key areas – it will help assess the impact you have on the ground and whether you are making the best use of your resources.

Each question has a brief explanation to support your discussions and asks you to rate how fully your
group or charity is addressing each question.

Where you identify areas for development you will then develop an action plan in order to address the areas for improvement.

Trusted Charity Essentials can be used:

  • to do a basic ‘health check’ on how your organisation is performing and achieving your mission.
  • as a tool to engage everyone in your organisation in discussions about your work.
  • to engage a range of important stakeholders with your work.

if you want to move on to use the full Trusted Charity quality standard in the future.

You can get started by visiting the Trusted Charity Essentials site where you’ll sign up and receive your own unique link to a bespoke version of the tool.

This will take you back to your answers and results at any time and allow you to update them.

How it works

Step 1: sign up

Enter your name and email address and NCVO will email you a unique link to your version of the tool.

You can use this to return to your answers at any time.

Step 2: complete the tool

For each statement, you’ll score your organisation for how it’s doing now and for how you’re planning for it to be doing after your chosen time period (e.g. one year).

You can add notes to explain your answers if you need to, but please take care not to include any personal information in them.

Be honest and realistic – it’ll help you plan better.

Step 3: view your results

You can view your results at any time. You’ll see scores for each area you’ve completed and your overall score.

For more information contact the Trusted Charity Team.

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