CAVO Grant schemes

First Aid Community Training

CAVO Community First Aid Grant Application scheme aims to fund local organisations/groups to help build resilience in Ceredigion communities by providing basic first aid training across the County. Applications are welcomed from organisations for sessions which are open and accessible to everyone in the community. Access can be offered to volunteers and paid staff ONLY if there are spare places.   Grants are for £500 to cover costs of training, room hire, publicity and associated costs. If you believe your costs would exceed £500 for any reason, please get in touch to discuss.

Apply here: First Aid Grant Application Form

For more information, to have a chat about your project idea or to request a paper copy of the application forms contact grant@cavo.org.uk or give us a call on 01570 423232.

Communities Count

This is a unique opportunity for community groups and social enterprises active in Ceredigion to receive financial support to organise activities to improve numeracy skills within their community.

The Communities Count will support projects that develop numeracy skills and confidence in individuals through community activities.in Ceredigion.  Activities must involve adults aged 19 and over and those who do not have a maths level 2 qualification or equivalent (GCSE grade C or equivalent), but activities can be open to all.

Apply online here:

If you prefer to complete the application form on Microsoft Word, please contact CAVO to request the application form.

A few examples of what could be possible through the Communities Count Scheme.

  • Budgeting and money management workshops
  • Cooking on a budget sessions
  • Community gardening courses
  • Board games and cards evenings
  • Fitness activities

Have a look at Connect Ceredigion to see what types of activities have been funded by this scheme.

If you have an idea, any questions or want to know more, get in touch with the CAVO Team- grant@cavo.org.uk or 01570 423 232.

(Please note all activities supported by this scheme must be completed by December 2024.)

The project is funded by the UK Government, driven by Levelling Up.

Youth Led Grants

Youth Led Grants are back for 2024! This is the chance for people aged 14-25 to apply for funding for the projects that matter to them. Up to £2000 is available for projects that young people believe will promote volunteering to their peers.

Applications are welcome from groups of young people aged 14-25.

Grant opening 10 April 2024
Closing date 20 May 2024
Applicant Notifications by 7 June 2024

Apply here – Currently Closed. 

For more information, to have a chat about your project idea or to request a paper copy of the application forms contact grant@cavo.org.uk or give us a call on 01570 423232.

Ceredigion: Ein Cartref, Ein Cynefin (Local Place for Nature, Small Grants Scheme)

The aim of this scheme is to restore and enhance natural assets and to deliver nature on your doorstep where people live, work and access public services. The scheme is funded by the Welsh Government’s Local Places for Nature fund through Ceredigion Local Nature Partnership.

This is capital funding – it can be used to buy ‘things’ but not pay for ongoing costs like salaries or general running costs. Up to £5,000 per application.

Apply here: Currently Closed

Application Dealine: 30th November 2023

For more information, to have a chat about your project idea or to request a paper copy of the application forms contact grant@cavo.org.uk or give us a call on 01570 423232.

The Caring Communities Grant Scheme

The Scheme is calling for project ideas in Ceredigion that build community capacity and resilience in order to develop services and support that will:

  • promote emotional health and wellbeing,
  • bring people of all ages together and help them build social connections,
  • enable people to maintain their independence and remain at home, avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions and delayed discharges;
  • offer early support and prevent the escalation of needs.

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.

Application Deadlines:

  • Round 1 – 31st July 2023, 5pm
  • Round 2 – 29th September 2023, 5pm

Applications will be assessed and grant award notification sent within one month of the application deadline.
Projects must be completed and monitoring forms returned within 12 months of grant award notification.

Apply here: Currently Closed

For more information, to have a chat about your project idea or to request a paper copy of the application forms contact grant@cavo.org.uk or give us a call on 01570 423232.