Engagement & Influence

CAVO works to ensure that organisations can effectively influence policy, scrutinise public services and act as a route to civic participation especially for disadvantaged and minority groups

Promotes a third sector perspective at strategic partnerships


Develops and supports networking opportunities


Acts as an information collection and circulation point


Supports opportunities for organisations to work collaboratively together

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  • Ceredigion Disability Forum is a platform to promote better understanding of the challenges facing the disabled community in Ceredigion, and to explore how Ceredigion County Council policies and decisions can help to resolve, rather than create, problems for the community.
  • Third Sector Alliance serves as a meeting and networking point for the third sector and statutory services, including health, the police and the county council
  • Ceredigion Volunteer Organisers Network (CVON) is an informal peer support network for organisations who provide volunteering opportunities in the county to share best practice, participate in recruitment events and receive updates on regulation and legislation changes.


Latest Engagement & Influence News

Virtual after work social

Virtual after work social

Fancy meeting other people who have MS and work? Make yourself a cuppa and join us on zoom to relax, chat, share hints/ tips and discuss what's important to you. We meet every month on the third Tuesday at 6.30 pmEmail Leila for zoom link email/ebost:...

West Wales Population Assessment Survey 2021

Population Assessments must be undertaken every five years, with input from people who use services, unpaid carers and colleagues in the third and independent sectors. The next West Wales Population Assessment is due to be published at the end of March 2022 and work...

Help Ceredigion get Connected during Get Online Week

Get Online Week is a digital inclusion campaign from the Good Things Foundation to give everyone the chance to find the support they need to improve their digital skills and get motivated to learn more. A lack of digital skills and access can have a huge negative...

Apply for free mobile connectivity to support your charity

Vodaphone are eradicating digital exclusion 1.5 million* households in the UK don't have access to digital technology. Vodaphone are committed to bringing an end to digital poverty and ensuring nobody is left behind. With your help, they hope to deliver connectivity...

Free Bowel Cancer Awareness Talks

Bowel cancer is currently the fourth most common cancer in Wales and the second biggest cancer killer. More than 2,300 people in Wales are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and over 900 people die annually from the disease. However, it doesn’t have to be this...

Community litter picking hubs re-open!

Community litter picking hubs re-open!

Help make your community a cleaner and safer place to live, play and work.  Keep Wales Tidy’s community litter picking hubs have now re-opened all across Wales. They allow individuals, community groups and businesses to borrow litter picking equipment to clean up...

Mentee applications open!

Mentee applications open!

Would you like to get more involved in public or political life and have an impact on the decisions that affect you, your communities and our society? Are you fed up with not being represented, with few people like you in the Senedd or your local council?Women’s...

Have your say on how Ceredigion becomes a more Physically Active County

A successor to the “Sport & Recreational Activity Strategy 2014-2020” is being developed, with an opportunity for you to have your say. Your feedback will be essential in supporting Ceredigion County Council’s production of a new development plan and in helping...