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Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations

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BAVO is the umbrella organisation supporting and promoting voluntary organisations in Bridgend County Borough, South Wales, UK. It is a membership organisation with membership open to all voluntary and community groups working or based in Bridgend County Borough. We are a registered charity managed by an executive committee elected from our membership.

Funding is received from the Welsh Assembly through Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC) and Bridgend Local Health Board (LHB). We also have funding from the National Lottery Charities Board, for our Funding Development Team and advice service. In addition to the money we receive to support voluntary groups, we also have responsibility for distributing grants to voluntary and community groups for a wide range of projects. The 'community grants' we make are on behalf of the Welsh Assembly from money allocated to community regeneration.

We provide:

  • information
  • training
  • resources
  • funding advice
  • volunteering opportunities
  • representation, lobbying and policy development

Our members enjoy many benefits, including

  • advice on funding issues
  • support and advice with all aspects of volunteering
  • support in developing new projects
  • advice on Charity Commission registration
  • Advice on constitutions
  • leaflet and poster design
  • a voice for the views and concerns of voluntary organisations
  • links with statutory and other bodies, enabling groups to work in partnership
  • training opportunities
  • representation on government bodies, committees and multi agency working groups

If you would like more information about BAVO, or would like to
enquire about membership, please contact us at:

112-113 Commercial Street
CF34 9DL

Tel: (+44) 01656 810400


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Are you in the picture?

If you have recently been involved in a community project check out our photo gallery to see if you have been snapped.

Your car may be at risk if you don't hide your keys

There has been a recent spate of dwelling burglaries in the borough where burglars are breaking into houses, taking the car keys and stealing the car and other posessions.

Home Fire Safety Checks

South Wales Fire and Rescue Services carries out approximately 6000 Home Fire Safety Checks and fit approximately 12000 smoke alarms in homes throughout the area each year.