GAVO support and advice

GAVO provides support and advice for community and voluntary groups, social enterprises as well as individuals who are interested in helping and supporting their communities. GAVO also provides direct services in communities across Gwent.

The following advice, guidance and support is available free or at low cost:

  • Forming a community group or charity
  • Choosing the right governance structure
  • Developing governance documents and policies
  • Support for trustees and management committees
  • Roles and responsibilities of committee members, offi cers and trustees
  • Ensuring your organisation is running effectively
  • Support with basic fi nancial management
  • Assistance with all levels of project development and planning
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteers and identifying volunteering opportunities
  • Accessing funding
  • Grantfi nder searches
  • Organising community events
  • Community action to access services and improve community facilities
  • Providing networking opportunities with other local groups and communities of interest
  • Providing opportunities for partnership working and involvement in local strategies
  • Opportunities to infl uence local, regional and national policy
  • Enabling third sector delivery of public services
  • Membership of the Voluntary Sector Liaison Sub Committee
  • Developing play and holiday opportunities for children and young people
  • Consultation and engagement
  • Making your views heard
  • Signposting to other forms of support and useful organisations
  • Access to training
  • Photocopying
  • Information sheets
  • Equipment loan
  • Membership of GAVO for local groups with Voluntary Voice magazine, regular information bulletins, local forums and networks, voting rights at the AGM and election to local management committee

Please visit GAVO Website for more information


Gina Jones, Third Sector Development Manager, Caerphilly 01633 241550.