Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations


Community and voluntary organisations need up to date advice on available grants and funding sources to start new projects or to keep existing services going. CAVO’s Support and Skills Team can provide free advice and information services, which include:
– Identifying potential funders
– Support in making funding applications
– Share best practices in monitoring and evaluation
– Assistance in appraising a need for a new project or service
– Developing funding strategies


Magic Little Grants Fund

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports and exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participant

To apply for the grant you must complete the Localgiving membership registration. 


What’s new in WCVA funding?


In preparation for the upcoming launch of our new MAP (Multipurpose Application Portal) service to make applying for WCVA funding easier, we will be running a series of workshops across Wales to introduce the sector to it, which will also function as networking events for those who’d like to find out more about the Active Inclusion Fund and other funds that WCVA manages.

Three events will run in November: 

  • CAIS – Colwyn Bay: 18th November – book here
  • Bute Town Community Centre – Cardiff: 19th November – This event is now fully booked, please email to put your name on a reserve list 
  • Parc Dewi Sant – Carmarthen: 20th November – book here 

They will run from 10am – 2.30pm. Attendees will also have the chance for one-to-one sessions with staff working on WCVA funds to find out more about them.


Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme

A new grant funding programme to help communities living within 5 miles of certain waste transfer stations or landfill sites take action for their local environment.

What is it?
The Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme is a new Welsh Government funding programme managed by WCVA. The scheme will support local community and environmental projects in areas affected by the disposal of waste to landfill.

How much funding is available?
Grants of between £5,000 and £49,999 will be available for projects that meet scheme criteria. The fund size is £1.4 million per annum

WCVA may award a grant to one Nationally Significant project per year in the Autumn Round – with a value of between £50,000 and £250,000. 

The Autumn Round is open from 21 October 2019 and closes 13 January 2020.

Who and what will it fund?

The fund will be open to any organisation for projects focusing on one or more of the following themes:

Landfill Icons - Biodiversity (english)

– create Resilient Ecological Networks for the benefit of a range of habitats and species:

  1. Improve conditions to help native species, pollinators and provide opportunities for new planting
  2. Restore, maintain and enhance natural habitats
  3. Engage and support participation and understanding to embed biodiversity
Landfill Icons - Waste Minimisation (english)

Waste Minimisation and the Diversion of Waste from Landfill
– promote awareness and best practice to reduce the amount of waste produced:

  1. Encourage prevention, re-use, recovery and recycling of waste
  2. Reduce food waste and support initiatives such as composting
  3. Engage and support understanding to enable waste to be seen as a resource

Landfill Icons - Nature Enhancement (english)

Wider Environmental Enhancements – bring wider community benefit through improving quality of place:

  1. Create community green spaces and supporting green infrastructure
  2. Bring neglected and run-down areas back into community use
  3. Maintain or improve community facilities, for example community halls

Please click here for further information.

Please contact or your local County Voluntary Council for further enquiries.