Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations


My Generation – Mind Aberystwyth

A free 8-week course we will be running at Mind Aberystwyth, starting 7th of June. The course is called My Generation and is aimed at those over 50. Over each of the eight two-hour sessions participants can learn about staying mentally well while enjoying activities and spending time with others. The first hour consists of directed psycho-educational teaching, while the second consists of a taster of a wellbeing activity.

The first sessions start 7th of June.

Course A runs 10am – 12pm and Course B runs 1pm – 3pm. Both courses are the same, so participants can book onto either.

If you know of anyone who may be interested, they can get in touch at or call us on 01970626225.


Acas Learning OnLine

Acas’ free Learning OnLine modules provide a useful e-learning resource for anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge and improve their approach to employment relations issues. Through a series of online courses, you will have the opportunity to work through the theory, explore practical case studies, and test your knowledge through interactive questions and a test.

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When: Tuesday 4th June
Where: CAVO, Bryndulais, 67 Bridge Street, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7AB

A practical introduction to the profession, covering the basic principles and best practices of fundraisig. This course is designed to help you better understand and improve your organisation’s fundraising activities and learn why your relatinship with your donors and supportters is critical to success.

Who is this course for?
This one-day course is for individuals who are new to the sector, are considering a career change or have less than six months experience and want to improve their fundraising knowledge.

What will you learn?
Delivered by experienced trainers based locally to you, by the end of the course you will understand:

– The role of fundraising in your organisation and the wider non-profit environment

– How to ensure your fundraising is legal and ethical

– How to analyse the impact of the fundraising environment on your fundraising practice

– The fundraising planning process and your role within it

– How to compare different sources of funding for your organsiation

– How to create appropriate supporter communications, designed to develop relationshipsThe day will start with registration and refreshments at 9.30am, the course will start properly at 10am and finish at 4.30pm. Lunch will be provided and there will be morning and afternoon breaks.

The cost of the course is £80.54, to book a place please click here


Free Digital Courses from Google

Discover a range of free learning content designed to help grow your business. You can learn by selecting individual modules, or dive right in and take an entire course end-to-end.

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Help for organisations

Community Transport

Community Transport is a term used to describe a service, or network of services, that can provide essential journeys for those who have difficulty accessing transport. This may be due to mobility issues or through a lack, or limited availability, of transport operating in certain areas, i.e. rural localities.


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 Development Team can provide a free advice and information services, which include:

  • Identifying potential founders
  • 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


Good governance is good management.  in order to manage an organisation well you need to follow good governance, this does not need to be daunting.  CAVO Development Team can offer support to new or established organizations in Ceredigion to make sure that your initiative is a success by:

  • Conducting a governance health check
  • Provide model policies
  • Make the connections with other people or organisations and learn from their experiences
  • Put you in touch with other support agencies who may be able to provide additional support.

Social Enterprise

Becoming more financially sustainable, by generating your own income through increased trading or contractual work and less dependent on grant funding is crucial for community and voluntary organisations. Under the Enterprising Communities project CAVO can provide practical support to third sector organisations in Ceredigion, which induces:

  • Organisational structures and management
  • Implementing quality assurance systems
  • Help to identify new ways of generating income
  • Provide case studies on social enterprises in Ceredigion


Continuance development of your skills and knowledge is importance if you new to or been involved in the third sector for many years in order to ensure the growth of the sector in Ceredigion.  CAVO can offer:

  • A programme of training,
  • Bespoke training,
  • Help to identify appropriate training provided by other support agencies in our region.