Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations


Engagement is by definition a two-way process, involving interaction and listening, with the goal of generating mutual benefit. As a County Voluntary Council we work to promote and share good practice in engagement.


Webinar: An introduction to The National Assembly for Wales

22 April 2020, 11am – 12pm – Delivered through the medium of Welsh

22 April 2020, 2pm – 3pm – Delivered through the medium of English

Webinar aim

To introduce participants to the work of the National Assembly for Wales, and our role in representing Wales and its people.


How many signatures do you need for a petition to be considered by the Assembly? What matters are devolved to Wales, and in what way can citizens have their say in the scrutiny of Government?

This webinar is an introduction to the work of the National Assembly for Wales as the democratically elected body responsible for representing the interests of Wales and its people, make laws for Wales and hold the Welsh Government to account. The session will cover the role of Assembly Members, the electoral system in Wales and what matters are devolved, as well as an opportunity to find out more about how you can get involved.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the webinar participants will:

  • Which decisions about Wales can be made in Wales
  • The role of the Assembly and who represent you
  • How the Assembly holds the Welsh Government to account
  • How you can begin to get involved and have your say 

Who the session is for

Anyone interested in developing an understanding of politics and devolution in Wales and how they can engage and influence the decision-making process.

To book a space please click here


How can your organisation get involved with influencing policy decisions in Wales?

A new information sheet on the role of the third sector in influencing policy-makers has been published.

The sheet, published by Third Sector Support Wales*, explores:

  • Why the third sector should be involved in influencing,including the sector’s contribution to the economy and the experience and ideas it can bring to policy discussion.
  • How the sector can get involved in influencing,looking at how TSSW facilitates networks, connects sector representatives and networks with public sector governance arrangements, campaigns on issues and provides information.
  • Third sector influencing channels,including the role of County Voluntary Councils, Public Services Boards, Regional Partnership Boards, the Third Sector Partnership Council and third sector Ministerial Meetings.

For more information, contact or your local CVC.

*Third Sector Support Wales is the support infrastructure for the voluntary sector in Wales, comprising the 19 County Voluntary Councils and WCVA.



What’s new at the Third Sector Data Hub?

If you haven’t seen it, the Third Sector Data Hub – launched back in 2018 – offers the latest statistics and data around third sector income, funding, activities and workforce, as well as information about volunteering demographics. 

It uses our info, as well as that from Welsh Government, NCVO and others, to present to you an attractive, user-friendly experience that allows you to drill down into the data and find out what’s important to you.

And now we’re pleased to bring to you a pretty significant update.

We’re able to present statistical info from the Charity Commission, using data we’ve never had before, which brings a whole lot more detail about the shape of the third sector in Wales. For instance, you can:

·         Find the number of registered charities in Wales

·         See the areas in Wales these charities operate in highlighted on a map

·         Track the types of charities in each area of Wales by number (e.g. Powys has 118 disability charities operating while Merthyr Tydfil has 38; Cardiff has 151 charities whose purpose is to tackle poverty; Blaenau Gwent has 28)

·         See how many registered charities work in both England and Wales

We’ve also been able to update some of our financial data, so now you can see charities’ income per head of population across all the regions of England and Wales, as well as the number of organisations per 1000 population across each region.

The Hub is developed in partnership with Data Cymru, who will be at gofod3 this coming Thursday (21 March) displaying the Hub. Do take a few moments to pop along to their stand and see what it’s all about.

We’re proud of the Data Hub – we think it’s an incredibly useful, versatile tool for funders, decision-makers, the public and, of course, the third sector itself. So why not take a look for yourself?