Our AGM and Impact report 2022

Published: 19 January 2023

Read our Annual Impact Report here

Members were invited to attend the BAVO Annual General Meeting followed by afternoon tea and discussion on the cost of living crisis and how communities can help those most in need, and what is currently being offered by members.

The Chair Steve Curry opened the meeting and CEO Heidi Bennett delivered the Annual report with the Auditor Alison Vickers from Bevan and Buckland presenting the Audited accounts.

Following the formal business, members heard from Dr Steffan Evans of the Bevan Foundation, who gave a stark picture of the current information, trends and data available in relation to poverty in Wales and what that meant for local communities as well as voluntary and community groups.

Following this Sarah Murphy MS and His Worshipful the Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Cllr Martyn Jones also spoke.

Members were also  joined  in discussion with Huw Irranca-Davies MS and Leader of BCBC, Cllr Huw David.

We also celebrated and congratulated Julian Cash of Community Furniture Aid on his recent receipt of an MBE in the Honours lists.



  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Quality in Befriending
  • Cyber essentials
  • Cynnig Cymraeg
  • Cultural Competence Silver Award