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 BAVO members a FREE service to help you find funding sources appropriate to your group’s activities.

For funding searches, please contact BAVO's Development Team by calling BAVO, T: 01656 810400.

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:


BAVO funding event – FREE! Funding surgery with Big Lottery Fund staff 6 June 2018

Book an appointment to meet with Big Lottery Fund staff to discuss applying for funding for your logoproject.

Staff from the Big Lottery Fund are offering pre-booked one-to-one appointments to local voluntary groups and organisations to discuss funding opportunities when they visit on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at YMCA Bridgend - Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4AD.

Organised by Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO), 30 minute meetings are available by appointment only from 10am - 3.15pm.

Every year the Big Lottery Fund distributes millions of pounds of National Lottery funding to good causes. It funds not-for-profit and voluntary organisations to deliver projects that improve health, education, environment and improve the lives of people and communities most in need.

It can fund capital or revenue projects and has two grants available, Awards for All Wales which distributes grants from £300 to £10,000 and People and Places which distributes grants from £10,001 to £500,000 for projects lasting up to five years.

Both funds have recently had some changes, so you are strongly advised to check the eligibility of your project on the Big Lottery Fund website  in the guidance notes for either fund before making an appointment.

If your project relates to sport, arts or heritage, please take a look at their blog to identify the most suitable Lottery funding. 

If you’re interested in booking a time slot, you must register your interest by contacting BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: by Friday 25 May 2018.


Read BAVO's May funding e-bulletin for latest news that can help you!

You can download our BAVO funding May 2018 e-bulletin here >>>Front page of ebulletin

Managing community and voluntary groups isn’t always easy. You’re creative, enthusiastic and have a
great vision. You may be working on a shoestring with voluntary managers and don’t have enough hours in the

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If you are a voluntary group in Bridgend County Borough, be a member of BAVO click on link!
Membership is FREE! 

For further details on funding for your voluntary group or organisations, call our Development Team at BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: