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:


Discover latest funding opportunities by reading our BAVO March funding e-bulletin

You can read our BAVO funding March e-bulletin here >>>Front page of e-bulletin

In this month's e-bulletin find out about the Institute of Fundraising Cymru's fundraising health check, have your say on the Heritage Lottery Fund's vision and funding priorities for the next five years and don't miss a free webinar on 20 March to gain an insight into Garfield Weston Foundation's one-off Weston Anniversary Fund.

Receive FREE expert advice and support by becoming a member of BAVO!

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:



Pre-booked FREE appointments with Big Lottery staff available for local charities in May

BAVO has organised pre-booked appointments with Big Lottery staff for local charities throughout Bridgend County Borough to discuss applying forlogo funding for their project on Tuesday 1 May 2018 at Trinity Church, John Street, Porthcawl, CF36 3DT.

Appointments of 30 minutes are available 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.

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 having an appointment at this session then you MUST register your interest with BAVO by calling T: 01656 810400 or E: by Wednesday 18 April 2018.

For more information please contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: and our Development Officer will contact you.