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

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...

National Forest for Wales – Your Views and Voices

A series of online discussion sessions were held 10-12 March to give people the opportunity to discuss the National Forest for Wales.  The First Minister opened the three day online event with the announcement of a new demonstrator project to increase the number...

Free training: Suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in young people

Free training: Suicide and non-suicidal self-injury in young people

Teachers and youth workers are reporting an increase in the number of young people who are self-injuring or voicing thoughts of suicide. Mental Health First Aid Wales is delivering a course that aims to give them the skills to recognise warning signs and give them...

From Inclusion to Resilience

Digital Inclusion Alliance for Wales (DIAW) is an umbrella group of organisations committed to taking joint action to significantly shift the digital inclusion agenda in Wales. We are an open, informal network of individuals and organisations with a firm commitment to...

How has your organisation been impacted by COVID-19?

WCVA is interested in learning more about the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector in Wales, particularly in relation to UK-based charities operating in Wales. WCVA have created a survey for all people who work (or did work, up until the COVID-19...