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.


A Healthier Wales – Transforming health and care in Wales

Monday, 25 November, 2019 | 13:00 – 16:00

Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth

We need to change the way we deliver health and social care services in Wales. The current system can’t meet the demand that is placed on it every day. We need to make it fit for the future.


A Healthier Wales is the Welsh Government’s long-term plan to bring health and social care services together more. For this to happen we need everyone who works in health, social care and the third sector to think differently about how they work. 

The Welsh Government and West Wales Regional Partnership Board would like to invite you to a FREE event, where you can hear about what this means for you and how you work.  You’ll also hear examples of where we’re already seeing different ways of delivering services in West Wales and across Wales.  

Tickets will go quickly for this event, so make sure to book your place now.

To book your space please click here 



Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day: a free event for Carers

Thursday 21 November 2019 at Lampeter Leisure Centre (11am – 4pm) 


Carers Rights Day takes place every year in November. The aim of Carers Rights Day is to EMPOWER CARERS to work towards finding a balance between their life outside of caring and their continued caring role; by making sure Carers know their rights, increase their take up of benefits, take up financial, legal and practical support and access services to support their needs.

If you would like any further information, please contact the Carers Unit:

Telephone: 01970 633564







Introducing the Warm and Safe Homes Advice Service

NEA’s WASH Advice Service is a free support service providing advice to householders on their energy bills and keeping warm and safe in their home.

It also offers advice workshops direct to householders and training to frontline staff.

What is on offer

  • Face to face/telephone/online support for householders and case workers
  • Engagement sessions/workshops/community events
  • Training for frontline staff


We can help you with

  • Warm Home Discount and Priority Service Register information
  • Support with gas and electricity accounts including fuel debt
  • Switching suppliers
  • Energy efficiency
  • Trust fund applications
  • Water rates
  • Benefits advice and income maximisation

For more information please visit



Coaches needed for Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage

catalyst kayak

WCVA are looking to work together with consultants, practitioners and other third sector professionals to coach charitable heritage organisations in Wales to become more resilient.

Building on our previous Catalyst Cymru: Heritage Fundraising project (which ran from 2014-2018) our new Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project will provide in depth coaching to heritage organisations, as well as a programme of training and webinars covering several relevant topics. 

Through these activities, Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage aims to support heritage organisations to further develop specific areas of their organisation to increase their sustainability and resilience. 

These areas are governance, fundraising, project management, marketing, business planning and impact measurement. 

Successful coaching applicants will be matched with charitable heritage organisations for up to six days of coaching. 

Some coaches may also be invited to deliver webinars or face-to-face training sessions to participants. 

An application pack with further details (including renumeration) is available on request. 

‘Working with true experts’ 

Alison Pritchard, Catalyst Project Manager says: 

‘I’m really looking forward to working with some true experts in their fields. 

‘It’s going to be great to see them work with charitable organisations from the heritage sector to create real change in those organisations. 

‘Hopefully this’ll benefit not only the organisation itself, but also the heritage it is promoting or protecting, and the communities in Wales who benefit from that heritage.’ 

Get in touch 

If you have skills and experience in governance, fundraising, project management, marketing, business planning and impact measurement, we’d like to hear from you. 

Please note, all applicants should have a strong working knowledge of the third sector in Wales. Experience in the heritage sector is also highly desirable. 

For an application pack or further information, please contact Alison Pritchard, Catalyst Project Manager, at or on 02920 435 763.



Gift box appeal Age Cymru


Age Cymru is once again appealing to the public to fill a wrapped shoe box with gifts in our aim to help make Christmas a special time for older people living within care homes.

In line with our ethos ‘No one should have no one to turn to’ and many care home residents having no close family to visit over the festive period, we hope that having a gift to open may make a huge difference.

How you can help

  • Find a shoe box – Wrap the box and lid separately in Christmas paper, or you can use a festive pre-printed box
    Fill with gifts – see our suggestions below (list is not exhaustive)
  • Attach a label marking whether your gift is for a male, female or generic
    Please don’t include personal information about yourself.

Delivery of gift boxes

Drop off your gift box – please don’t seal your gift box but place a rubber band around the closed box. You are now ready to deliver your gift box to our team at Age Cymru, Ground Floor, Mariners House, East Moors Road, Cardiff CF24 5TD.

Alternatively, we have a number of local Age Cymru partners and shops across Wales who are more than willing to accept your gift boxes.

Please ensure you deliver your boxes by Friday 6 December 2019. 

Suggestions to include:

  • Gloves / Scarves / Hat
  • Smellies
  • Games / Puzzles
  • Puzzle Books
  • Photo Frame / Photo Album
  • Diary / Calendar
  • Treats / Sweets
  • Chocolates / Biscuits
  • A Special Christmas Decoration

Please don’t add any second hand / used items to your gift box.


Why not download our poster and display them in your office, shop, day centre etc.

Apêl Bocs Anrheg Nadolig Age Cymru 2019

Age Cymru Christmas Gift Box Appeal 2019

Any questions?

If you require any further information then please contact our Gift Box team on 029 2043 1555 or send us an email