BAVO celebrates making a difference in Bridgend County Borough

Published: 30 November 2020
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We recently celebrated our past year’s achievements during our online Annual General Meeting. As the umbrella organisation set up to develop and promote voluntary and community action throughout Bridgend County Borough, we have remained committed to delivering a wide range of high-quality support services to local voluntary and community organisations.

Chief Executive of BAVO Heidi Bennett, said: “Our ultimate aim is to strengthen voluntary and community groups and help them to flourish.  We work hard to recruit and place volunteers with local groups so that they can continue delivering their excellent work and activities in communities.

“We also offer one-to-one support to community groups and charities when they need help, but we can only do this because we have a number of partners and funders who invest in us to do so.  We are extremely grateful to Welsh Government, Bridgend County Borough Council and Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board who provide us with some core funding.”

In 2019/ 2020, BAVO distributed over £306,000 to local groups on behalf of other funders. We also responded to 2,862 enquiries and placed 252 volunteers with local groups. Full details of all our past year’s achievements can be found by reading our latest Annual Impact Report 2019-20 here.

BAVO’s Chair Steve Curry said: “We’d like to thank the whole team at BAVO, our funders and all third sector organisations in Bridgend County Borough who simply make life better for all of us.”

If you are a voluntary or community group in Bridgend County Borough, membership to BAVO is free of charge. We can provide support, guidance, practical assistance and information to develop skills, services and activities. For further details, call 01656 810400.

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