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

Leonard Cheshire Cymru and Scope launch Working on Wellbeing West Wales

Today, Leonard Cheshire Cymru and Scope are proud to launch their partnership programme, Working on Wellbeing: an employment training and support programme for disabled people in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. The programme has been funded with a grant...

Case Study: Tempo Time Credits at Victoria Hall

A BIT ABOUT VICTORIA HALL-VENUE LLAMBED Victoria Hall-Venue Llambed is a newly renovated community centre managed by Lampeter Community Development Group. Situated on Bryn Road close to the town centre and University, the venue boasts several large spaces available...

Change Makers Grant for Young People

The Burns Price Foundation has launched an initiative to give access to £100 starter grants to young people aged 11-19 to work on STEAM (science, tech, engineering, art, math) related projects that help them gain new skills and also create a positive benefit to their...

Looking for volunteers (with rheumatoid or MSK conditions)

Do you have a rheumatic and musculoskeletal condition and live in a rural area? Can you help Aberdeen University with a study exploring the priorities for healthcare of people with RMD living in rural areas? Aberdeen University are carrying out research and mapping...

Healthy Homes, Healthy People

Healthy Homes, Healthy People

Healthy Homes, Healthy People is a practical, community-based project that works across Wales and the South-West of England supporting people to have: Warmer homesSafer homesHealthier homes Our team of Community Workers offers a range of advice, support and referral...

Help form a picture of fundraising activity in Wales

Richard Newton Consulting and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Cymru are undertaking an assignment of work on behalf of WCVA to understand more about fundraising in Wales. In particular the amounts raised by organisations in the voluntary sector, and the...

Business in the Community’s – National Business Response Network

The needs across communities have intensified as a result of the pandemic, and the obligation to link business support to community requirements has never been more urgent. The network is the easiest and most efficient way to get urgent resources to the communities...

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...