As we celebrated 21 years of making a difference in Bridgend County Borough, we are justly proud of the organisation’s achievements – we have had to flex, change and be responsive with the moving times and we have come a long way since those early days! BAVO and the Third Sector are now key strategic partners in Bridgend County Borough and in the region.

We have worked hard to position ourselves as contributors to many important areas of development, campaigns, innovative initiatives and research. We have also sought to ensure participation and engagement of the sector so that there is the opportunity for members and their service users to influence and co-produce change and to also be recognised as valuable and credible service partners and providers.

We are proud to have contributed to a diverse voluntary sector that improves health and wellbeing, reduces inequality and inspires others. There is no doubt that the Third Sector makes a real difference to the quality of life for many thousands of residents and benefits the whole population.

We thank our Trustees for their skills, knowledge and experience which they have applied diligently to shape and monitor BAVO’s strategic direction. Thanks must also go to our project volunteers, befrienders, mentors and Third Sector reps who give their time and experience to the cause and of course our staff for their dedication and expertise, all of whom make BAVO an inspirational place to
work.

In 2018-19 we experienced another busy year. We responded to 2,435 enquiries, enabled 291 people to gain new skills through our training programmes and achieved £1.2M known new inward investment for local activity, facilities and causes. 

| Download our Annual Impact Report 2018-19 here |