Thank you to all local community organisations and volunteers helping people through these challenging times - we want to help you!

In order to help inform our colleagues and partners in Bridgend County Brough who are involved in organising support, can you please let us know what services and resources you are offering. Read more


We all share the same concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with this type of health emergency has never been greater. Read more


The voluntary sector employs over 46,000 people in Wales and offers competitive salaries, flexible hours and the chance to make a real difference to people's lives. Read more

Mental health wellbeing

ONE IN FOUR of us experience mental health problems at some time in our lives. Everyone will go through periods when they feel emotions such as stress and grief, but symptoms of mental illnesses last longer than normal and are often not a reaction to daily events. Read more

Information for the public on COVID-19

What is COVID-19 and what are the symptoms? Read more

infoengine searches for organisations

infoengine is an online directory of third sector services in Wales. If you are a voluntary organisation or group, by registering your organisation you’ll have free listing in their comprehensive directory; be able to promote your services to a wide audience and attract people in your community and beyond! Read more

Need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with Coronavirus health emergency has never been greater

The ICO is a reasonable and pragmatic regulator, one that does not operate in isolation from matters of serious public concern. Regarding compliance with data protection, they will take into account the compelling public interest in the current health emergency. Read more

With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, information and advice from Government can change quickly.

For all the latest Government information on COVID-19 and the measures the Government, and Devolved Governments, are taking, please visit the UK Government website and the Welsh Government website. Read more

Evening and weekend information support

BAVO is now operating an ‘out of hours’ signposting service evenings from 5 - 8pm and weekends 9am - 8pm for information and advice to access community level services, information and activities. Read more

Dementia friendly activities

A diagnosis of dementia doesn't mean you have to stop doing the activities that you enjoy or stop you trying new things. Are you caring for someone who is forgetful or has been diagnosed with dementia? Are you feeling lonely and need some company? There are a variety of dementia friendly activities that you can take part in throughout Bridgend County Borough .... Read more

Local and regional training

Whether you are a third sector employee or volunteer, there are a wide range of courses and online learning available to help you run your organisation more effectively and also develop your confidence, knowledge and skills. Read more

Find funding

At BAVO, our funding services helps groups to wade through the complexities of fundraising as easily and efficiently as possible by sharing our funding knowledge, experience and expertise. Read more

Community Navigators

BAVO’s Community Navigators are now taking referrals. Read more

Friendship and support for you

We support many people just like you through our volunteer befrienders. They will give some of their own time to offer you companionship if you are feeling lonely or need that little extra help to get out and about and back into community life. Read more

Become a volunteer

Have you thought about volunteering on a local project? We provide a one-stop resource of information, advice and guidance on a range of volunteering to suit all ages and abilities. Pop in and have a chat, tell us what you are interested in and we will find a match! Read more

BAVO's current training programme

We can tailor our training to meet your organisation’s needs, offering advice and support to your staff and volunteers including trustee away days. Remember, BAVO members get concessionary prices! Read more

Our training

BAVO offers high quality training YOU want, where YOU want it, at a price YOU can afford. Remember...BAVO members get concessionary prices! Read more


Don't miss the opportunity to have your say on third sector and public sector services in Wales that affect you and your organisation. Read more

Finding volunteers

Our Volunteer Team helps local organisations be the best they can be through giving best practice guidance on volunteer recruitment and management, supervision, training, engagement and retention. Read more

Youth Support Network

The Youth Support Network is open to any voluntary or community group who works with young people aged 11-25. It enables members to discuss the issues of young people, share good practice and work together to develop opportunities for young people. Read more

Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network

BAVO’s health, social care and wellbeing networks and forums offer local groups an opportunity to meet with other organisations, share ideas and concerns, develop interagency partnerships and to agree voluntary sector standpoints to take forward into consultation with statutory bodies Read more

What we do

BAVO is the County Voluntary Council for Bridgend County Borough. We provide FREE support and assistance to all member community and voluntary groups, not- for-profits and social enterprises in our area. Read more