Sustainable Funding

CAVO works to ensure a thriving and sustainable third sector where organisations secure and generate the resources they need to survive, thrive and remain relevant in the future

Supports you to develop funding strategies


Helps you to identify and pursue funding opportunities including Fundraising, tendering and gift aid


Facilitates direct access to funders and circulates funding updates


Runs CAVO grant schemes


Co-ordinates funding training

The CAVO Small Grant Scheme

The CAVO Small Grant Scheme supports projects in Ceredigion that build stronger communities, support volunteers, improve rural and urban environments or re-engage people with community activity. You can apply for up to £2,000 with a simple, one-page application form. 

If your project benefits the people of Ceredigion, get in touch to discuss your ideas!

Either download the application form and send it to or give us a call on 01570 423232.

If your project isn’t suitable for the Small Grant Scheme, we will help you find other sources of funding.

The Caring Communities Innovation Scheme

The scheme is calling for innovative project ideas in Ceredigion that pilot ways of building community capacity and resilience in order to develop integrated service and support for:

  • Frail and older people with complex needs and long-term conditions, including dementia;
  • People with learning disabilities;
  • Children with complex needs; and
  • Carers, including young carers

The Scheme will consider funding 100% of project costs up to £20,000. The funding is primarily for revenue costs. It must be demonstrated that any capital costs included are critical to the success of the project. 

We’re always looking for projects to fund so get in touch today to discuss your ideas!

Looking for Funding?

Funding Wales is the funding search platform for the third sector in Wales.

Developed by Third Sector Support Wales the site enables third sector organisations to search hundreds of grant and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international sources.

Funding Wales Homepage

Latest Funding News

National Databank

Good Things Foundation has developed the UK National Databank to helpthousands of vulnerable people to get connected, giving communitygroups access to free data – either via SIM cards or vouchers – that theycan share with digitally excluded people, as well as support....

Magic Little Grants

Magic Little Grants 2022 has now launched, with applications taking just 10 minutes to fill out and submit! After successfully distributing 2,000 grants to Localgiving members last year, making it our biggest ever Magic Little Grants programme, we’re incredibly...


Between 14 and 25?Have a great idea for an event or project to promote volunteering?Wish you had a £1000 to help? Apply for the CAVO Youth Led Grant 2022.All you need is a bright idea to promote volunteering to those aged 14-25 in Ceredigion and the desire to make it...

Local Places for Nature

Local Places for Nature

Heritage Fund are pleased to announce that the Welsh Government and National Lottery Heritage Fund Local Places for Nature grant scheme will once again be open for applications from Thursday June 9th. There is £920k available to allocate between now and March 2023....

Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary 2022

Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary 2022

The Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary 2022 is now open for applications from young people aged between 11-25yrs old and living in Ceredigion. The purpose of the bursary is to provide up to a £1,000 in financial support to young people wishing to achieve a personal...

Are you a local community group in or around Lampeter?

Are you a local community group in or around Lampeter?

The Llambed Community Fund is open to all local community groups who fall into the eligibility criteria. The fund is also open to Community interest companies & Groups of organisations that are community or voluntary led working to make a difference in and around...

Community Foundation Wales launches Nation of Sanctuary Croeso Fund

Community Foundation Wales launches Nation of Sanctuary Croeso Fund

To respond to the urgent needs of people displaced by conflict and seeking sanctuary in Wales, Community Foundation Wales has launched the Nation of Sanctuary Croeso Fund. Monies raised will support charities, community groups and organisations working with...

New funding opportunity for your organisation

New funding opportunity for your organisation

The team at CAVO are keen to support your organisation with funding ideas throughout 2022, so we have partnered with easyfundraising to give you the ability to raise donations easily through online shopping How does it work? Providing access to an easy, free, and...