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

Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Fund 2021 – 2022

The Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Team have small grant funding available (up to £2000) to develop projects which help bring communities together safely (online or in person if appropriate), ensuring groups and premises can access initiatives that...

Local Places For Nature launches new grant scheme to break down barriers

A £380,000 grant programme to encourage people from excluded and disadvantaged communities across Wales to get in touch with nature is launching today (Monday 19 July). The ‘Local Places for Nature – Breaking Barriers’ programme is being run by The National Lottery...

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...

The Environmental Partnership Grant closes on 30th June 2021

So, do you have an environmental project that needs funding to get it off the ground?  Do you need resources for a community tree planting initiative?  Or would you like support for environmental learning opportunities?  If the answer is yes, then The Environment...

£10 Million Grant Scheme puts Young People in the Lead

£10 Million Grant Scheme puts Young People in the Lead

Mind Our Future is a £10 million grant programme to put young people in the lead so that they can imagine and create a more resilient and mentally healthy future for young people in Wales. Its focus and aims have been co-designed with the Young People in the Lead...

Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

The Home Office is pleased to announce that the sixth round of the Places of Worship (POW) Protective Security Funding Scheme is now open for applications until 23:59 on the 2nd July 2021.  The Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme is a key commitment...

Side by Side Cymru

If you are a community group leader, or are interested in setting up a new group, you may want to find out more about Side by Side Cymru. They provide opportunities for peer support funding, training, networking and coaching. To find out more and to request a short...