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.


Carers Garden Party

Carers Garden Party, Thursday 11 April 2019 , 12 – 3pm

Cwrt Mawr Hub, Aberystwth University

Coleg Ceredigion students and Ceredigion Carers Unit are organising a free Garden Party for Carers on 11th April 2019. 

The event will be a multi-generational Garden Party bringing together Carers and people they care for of all ages and backgrounds/situations to relax and feel valued.

To book a place please contact the Carers Unit on 01970 633564 or


Brexit Portal to support business

Brexit Portal to Support Business
Business Wales’ Brexit Portal has been designed to make it as easy as
possible for business to access the most up to date information and support that they need. The site will provide companies in Wales with up-to-date information and advice on a range of crucial issues. It also includes a diagnostic tool that helps businesses to identify how prepared they are for Brexit.

For further information please click here


Have you used GP Out-of Hours recently?

Have you used your local GP Out-of-Hours service recently? If so, you can help to improve the service by completing a short online survey.  Your local Community Health Council will use the results to identify where the service is working well and where improvements are needed. The survey will be live from Monday 21st January – Sunday 31st March 2019. 

Please click here to access the GP Out-of-Hours online survey:

Community Health Councils are independent and exist to improve the patient experience within the National Health Service (NHS) in Wales and to offer support if things go wrong. If you would like to contact your Community Health Council please call 01646 697610 for more information.



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