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


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The Act for Change Fund

Organisations can apply for between £20,000 and £100,000 to provide resources for people aged 14 to 25 years old to challenge injustice and find ways of overcoming inequality.

The deadline for first stageapplications is 11.59pm on Monday 1st April 2019.

Full information and FAQs are available at:


Smart Energy GB in Communities Funding Available Awards of up to £25,000

From 7 March, grants of up to £25,000 are available for organisations that can deliver support to people in our target group: people over the age of 65.

We are seeking applications from large, regionally based organisations, ideally with local networks and with substantial face to face reach, that can deliver support to people over the age of 65.  Housing associations and local authorities are eligible to apply too. We are looking for applicants that have a trusted voice in their community and can provide support to people aged 65+ to help them address their concerns and increase the number of people over 65 getting a smart meter.

Full details are included in our Guidance Document.

For more information please click here

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Funding of £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years is available to groups working on Peace and Sustainable Security and Environmental Sustainability.

In particular, the funding is aimed at organisations in UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit.

Guidance and further details are available at


Egni Co-op looking for new roofs for solar!

Egni Co-op, an award-winning Welsh solar pv co-op, is seeking to use roofs in Wales to generate clean energy. Egni is looking for buildings such as community centres, businesses and schools who’ve got an interest in reducing their bills and helping tackle climate change.

The Feed in Tariff ends on 31st March but as a co-op we can register a site and fix the Feed in Tariff for a year, which gives us time to raise money using community shares. The response from the communities we’ve visited has been fantastic, we’re working with over 40 community groups and businesses at nearly 40 sites, pre-registering over 1 MW of solar so far!

It really helps that Egni has already installed 179kw of solar on seven sites which have been running well for three years. Our existing sites include Ysgol y Bedol in Garnant, Dove Workshops in Banwen, Glynneath Training Centre, the Phoenix Centre in Swansea and Trimsaran Leisure Centre. We’re also part of the same team which developed the Awel Co-op community wind farm above Pontardawe – this was recognised as the best community energy project in England and Wales and raised over £3m from a co-op share offer.

Everyone recognises the impact of climate change and this an opportunity to do something positive whilst engaging people in Wales in a co-op. Also, if people want to know about the forthcoming the share offer, they can join our mailing list on

Time is running out so if you are interested in having solar on your roof (including leased buildings), please email or phone 07938 377374.


Marsh Christian Trust Grant

Grants of between £250 to £4,000 are available for groups to pay for various running costs.

The funding is available to groups carrying out projects concerned with social welfare, literature arts and heritage, environmental and animal welfare, healthcare and education and training.

Application guidance can be viewed on their website at

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