Link Up Project: Prosiect Lincio Lan
'Strengthening 3rd sector skills'


BAVO is working in partnership with  Swansea CVS and Neath/Port Talbot CVS to strengthen third sector governance and skills development through a range of interventions, such as recruiting and matching skilled peer mentors from public, private and independent sectors with third sector organisations.

Link Up aims to pilot innovative approaches to bringing new skills and expertise to organisations in the third sector through mentoring and trustee recruitment and empower the third sector to plan for the future and overcome a difficult economic environment.

Over the three years of the project and across the region, 150 mentors and new trustees will be identified and recruited and 120 third sector organisations will benefit from engagement in the project’s activities.

Peer mentors will be recruited from private, public and educational sectors and matched with third sector trustees who are seeking support with governance aspects for the benefit of their organisation. Peer mentors will have the opportunity to learn about the third sector and share their skills for the benefit of local communities.

The Link Up Project aims to:

  •  Enhance existing skills of trustees and committee members
  •  Assist  trustee boards/committees to identify areas of development.
  • Bring new skills and expertise through mentoring and trustee recruitment for future development and growth.
  •  Increase diversity on trustee boards by recruiting more female and young trustees (under 25years).

For further information  contact Angela Davies, Link Up Project Development Officer, at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 / 07710067718 or E: