Many voluntary and community groups are largely dependent on the receipt of grants from a range of agencies in order for them to continue to run services or develop projects. The funding world is very large, varied and inconsistent and sometimes complex.

At BAVO, our funding services helps groups to wade through the complexities of fund raising as easily and efficiently as possible by sharing our funding knowledge, experience and expertise.

Using our extensive resources, we provide a FREE service to help you find funding sources appropriate to your group’s activities.

Using  BAVO 4 Community we can help you find a wide range of charitable and grant-making trusts. If you are new to using BAVO 4 Community or would like help to get the best results please don’t hesitate to contact  our Funding and Development Team at BAVO. We are happy to talk through a search on the phone or arrange an appointment for a demonstration.  

A user guide is available at BAVO 4 Community user guide

Once having identified funding sources, we can help you through the application process, obtaining and helping you to complete and proof read application forms before they are submitted, and/or liaising with funders.

Take look at our BAVO simple guide to book keeping >>>

To access our service, T: 01656 810400 or E:


New Fundraising Regulator

With the launch of the Fundraising Regulator on 7 July 2016, the responsibility for regulating charity fundraising logonow passes from the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) to the Fundraising Regulator .They will deal with all new complaints raised about charity fundraising. The new body also takes control of the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice and the Public Fundraising Association’s Rule Book.

For the first time, responsibility for all the different aspects of regulating fundraising will be centred in one organisation. FRSB office will remain open during the transfer to the new regulator, providing support for members. At the end of this period, any remaining membership funds will be returned to members.

Charities and other fundraising organisations will be invited to register with the Fundraising Regulator from autumn 2016 to signal their commitment to good practice. To understand how your charity will be regulated and what this means for your organisation visit: