Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

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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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

The objectives of The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust are to promote, facilitate and support such purposes as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales in the areas of agriculture, rural development and insurance in the United Kingdom and in particular:

  • To advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to agriculture
  • To advance the education of young people within rural areas
  • To relieve poverty within rural areas
  • To promote the benefit and social welfare of inhabitants of rural communities by associating together with the inhabitants and local authorities, voluntary and other organisations to advance education and leisure
  • To promote research into agricultural associated activities
  • To advance the education of the public by means of research and dissemination of information in relation to insurance
Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham, UK, Wales Wide
Community, Education and Research & development, Rural Development and Agriculture, Sport and Recreation
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General election 2019 – guidance on lobbying for charities



The UK general election is fast approaching, do you understand the dos and don’ts for voluntary organisations during an election period?

The 2019 United Kingdom general election is scheduled to be held on 12 December 2019. Given the current political context and ongoing Brexit uncertainty, The Brexit Civil Society Alliance and Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit have jointly secured some legal advice from Blake Morgan LLP in the form of a short guide and checklist to help third sector organisations understand their obligations under the Lobbying Act 2014.

The document provides a brief explanation of what charities can and cannot do, as well as some guidance on assessing whether you are undertaking regulated activity and are likely to need to register with the electoral commission.

Summary guidance on lobbying for charities.

The Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit

The Wales Civil  Society Forum on Brexit is a joint project between Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and WCVA and is funded by the Legal Education Foundation. It aims to empower and enable the third sector to understand and engage with the Brexit process through providing accessible information and a coordinating role. It will:

  • Connect civil society organisations and leading experts to stimulate informed debate and discussion
  • Enable groups and experts to share knowledge, information and draw on existing expertise
  • Develop shared positions and take coordinated action.

The Forum will publish regular briefings, host an online resource hub and organise regular Brexit related events. It can also respond to requests for tailored information on Brexit from organisations. Visit to find out more.



Warburtons Community Grants

We wish to support charitable organisations that require small grants to help them deliver a broader activity.

Who can apply

We wish to support charitable organisations that require small grants to help them deliver a broader activity.

How to apply

Based on our localism approach, our community investment funds are allocated to our local bakeries and depots. This helps us to make the best decisions for our local community. We will use your postcode to understand which of our sites is closest to you. They will then receive the application and make a decision.

Our Community Grants are reviewed on a quarterly basis to help streamline the process. This means that if you wish to apply for a Community Grant you will need to do so before the corresponding date each quarter. Decisions will be made within 6 weeks of the deadline, and charities will be informed thereafter.

The new deadlines for charities to apply for Community Grants are below.


Opens Closes

Q4 22-May 2019 12-Aug 2019

Q1 14-Aug 2019 11-Nov 2019

Q2 13-Nov 2019 10-Feb 2020

Q3 12-Feb 2020 11-May 2020

Q4 13-May 2020 12-Aug 2020

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