Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Making Connections

As the local County Voluntary Council a big part of our role in county is to make connections, connections within the third sector and connections between the third and the statutory sector and the third and the private sectors. We have a number of projects and members of staff to help us to make those connections:
Engagement Officer
Engagement and Collaboration Manager.



For many of us attending arts and craft, sport or self-help groups can make a big difference to our lives – even something as simple as a regular coffee morning can be a real lifeline.

Groups can be great for linking up with people who’ve had similar experiences to our own – and this can really boost our mental health. We call this peer support.

If you’re part of an organisation or community group that offers peer support – or are thinking about starting a group – we can help you get started.

Thanks to support from Wales Government and Mind Cymru, we’re running a series of free training and networking sessions where you can see how others have successfully run groups. You’ll also be able to find support from others in your area.

We’re also offering small grants to help you get started. This money could be used for things like venue hire, leaflets, materials for activities, amongst many other things.

The launch event in Ceredigion will be on the 20th of February at the Cambria, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth from 9.30 until 12.00

9.30        tea, coffee and registration

10.00      welcome from Greg Thomas, CEO Mind Aberystwyth

10.10       presentation by Rachel Wyatt, Project Lead, Mind Cymru

 10.30      a workshop session exploring existing peer support in the county,

                 identifying good/bad practice, what a network should consist of and

                 who should be invited to join

11.30      The grant application process

                 The next steps


12.00       (approx)  closing remarks by Greg Thomas

To book a place please contact or 01970 626225 / 07958788172


Please save your crisp packets for recycling at Denmark Farm!

Every year countless pieces of crisp packets end up in landfill sites across the UK. Walkers Crisps are working with TerraCycle to put an end to this enormous loss of resources. The Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme prevents them from ending up in landfill.

You can bring your crisp packets (not just Walkers) to Denmark Farm where we are then able to send them off to Terracycle once we have enough, and it means that we can raise some money from it.

It’s not much but it all helps! And of course it stops these crisp packets ending up in landfill.

To find out more about Denmark farm please click here