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. Projects must be completed by the 31st of March 2022.

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. All projects supported must be completed by the 31st March 2022.

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

Latest Funding News

The Ceredigion Carers Fund is now open for applications

The fund is open to unpaid carers of all ages. Individual carers and families can apply. The Ceredigion Carers Fund can pay up to £150 to a carer. For more information and online application form, go to:

Access match-funding through COVID-19 crowdfunder scheme

The National Emergencies Trust have partnered with Crowdfunder to distribute the remaining £1.2m of the Coronavirus Appeal Funds. Match-funding is available for organisations running Crowdfunder campaigns. The remaining £1.2m raised by the National Emergencies Trust...

Time running out to access fully funded placements

Time running out to access fully funded placements

Has the pandemic increased your workload? Need an extra pair of hands? Voluntary organisations in Wales can benefit from six-month job placements completely paid for by the Kickstart Scheme WCVA is helping voluntary organisations to access the Department of Work and...

Apply for a grant with the Tudor Trust

Apply for a grant with the Tudor Trust

The Tudor Trust is an independent charitable trust which supports work which tries to meet the many different needs of people at the margins of our society. Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community groups working in any part...

COVID-19 ‘survive’ and ‘thrive’ grants now open

Voluntary organisations can now apply for pandemic funding through a new phase of the Third sector resilience fund for Wales. The Third sector resilience fund (TSRF) has provided unique support to 235 voluntary organisations in Wales since April 2020....

Social Business Growth Fund

Social Business Growth Fund

There is still EU funding available to support growth and income generation for voluntary organisations in many regions of Wales, but time is running out to apply.With the end in sight for European Funding in Wales, the Social Investment Cymru team at WCVA are...