Managing community and voluntary groups isn’t always easy. You’re creative, enthusiastic and have a great vision. We provide expert advice to community and voluntary groups and projects in Bridgend County Borough.

We provide ongoing support and advice including drafting and amending governing documents, charity and company registration, developed policies and procedures (e.g. safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, equalities and diversity, health and safety), together with tailored support to groups in their development of both capital and revenue funding bids.

| Read examples of how we have recently helped local organisations |

If you sometimes wish you had an expert on hand to sort things out for you, contact us by downloading and completing our

| BAVO Development Assessment Form | 

and sending it back to BAVO.

Charity Registration – did you know...?

 ...that if your group is solely for the benefit of the public and has annual income of over £5,000 per year, of whatever kind, and regardless of how it is spent, it MUST register as a charity?

BAVO staff can help your group to register as a charity, and even reduce the liability of your committee/board at the same time by helping you to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

If your group owns property or employs staff this could be the wisest choice of legal structure. BAVO staff will discuss the options with you and support you throughout the process, providing guidance and options that are in the best interests of your organisation. | Read more |

Social enterprises

Social enterprises channel their business energy into achieving wider social objectives. In so doing, they can tackle social exclusion and regenerate deprived communities. Social and environmental objectives are the very reason that social enterprises exist.

A social enterprise is a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.

BAVO provides practical support to third sector organisations to help them become more sustainable, generate new income and successfully bid to deliver public services. A wide range of organisations have received guidance, support and sign-posting information in the areas of governance including advice in the areas of legal structures, policy development, funding, partnership working and tendering.

Organisations have also benefited from awareness sessions and advice on setting up a social enterprise as well as workshops in the areas of roles and responsibilities of trustees, developing a funding strategy and advice on the various types of legal structures that are available to social enterprise type projects and activities.

Watch and listen how our BAVO members have benefited from BAVO's help 

Contact us:

For further details, contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]