Volunteer Support and Advice

If you’re an existing volunteer, part of a community group or thinking about becoming a volunteer or setting up a community group, you can find useful information on the following links: 


Established in 1927, GAVO is a County Voluntary Council (CVC), covering Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport. GAVO have a wealth of experience in volunteering, community and project development, training and building social capital & engaging with communities.

Visit GAVO website


As the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales, WCVA exists to enable voluntary organisations to make a bigger difference together.

Visit the WCVA website


Dewis Cymru is THE place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.

Visit Dewis website

Grants for communities

There are a wide range of grant schemes open to community groups and organisations to apply for. 

The council administers some of these grants direct but others are run by partners or large charitable organisations like the National Lottery. 

Each grant will have a different theme or outcomes they’d like their money to be used towards and a set of criteria groups have to meet.

Visit Grants for communities webpage

GAVO will also be able to help you access other grant schemes so please contact them if you can’t find something to suit you here.