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

Only one week left to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) application deadline is fast approaching; EU, EEA and Swiss nationals (and their eligible family members) who arrived in the UK by 31 December 2020 need to apply to the EUSS by 30 June 2021 if they wish to remain in the UK beyond that...

Side by Side Cymru

If you are a community group leader, or are interested in setting up a new group, you may want to find out more about Side by Side Cymru. They provide opportunities for peer support funding, training, networking and coaching. To find out more and to request a short...


CAVO are looking to engage a consultant to review the Ceredigion Third Sector Community Resource Team and inform future models of collaborative working. Interested?  For full details click here or contact Chesca Ross on 01570 423 232 or email chesca.ross@cavo.org.uk....

Learning from the community response to COVID-19 in Wales

The Research and Evaluation Division at Public Health Wales, in partnership with University of Bristol and Wales Council for Voluntary Action, have launched a national survey to hear from volunteers and those who have informally given up their time to help...

Clore Social Leadership Wales research

Clore Social Leadership, in partnership with the Wales Co-Operative Centre, is planning to launch a leadership development programme for the Welsh third sector in 2021. This is one of a suite of new generation leadership development programmes offered by Clore Social...