About CAVS

CAVS MISSION STATEMENT

To nurture, develop, expand and support a sustainable and vibrant third sector, where volunteering and volunteers are valued, for the benefit of communities and the citizens of Carmarthenshire.

To provide guidance, help and support to organisations and community groups, enabling them to become sustainable and effective. Working in partnership and responding positively and creatively, we aim to strengthen and empower third sector organisations in Carmarthenshire.

What is CAVS?

CAVS is an independent charity and the umbrella body for the third sector in Carmarthenshire.

CAVS provides  information guidance and support to organisations and community groups enabling them to become sustainable and effective.

CAVS Annual Report 2017-18 

TSSW – Third Sector Support Wales

CAVS are part of Third Sector Support Wales

Our shared goal is to enable the third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community well-being, now and for the future. www.thirdsectorsupport.wales

We work across 4 pillars to support the third sector and work with key partners across the public, business, research and funsing sectors.

Good Governance

  • Disseminating information and advice
  • Promoting quality assurance systems
  • Providing learning and development opportunities
  • Raising the profile of the sector

Sustainable Funding

  • Disseminating information and advice
  • Enabling access to practical services and benefits
  • Providing access to funding
  • Providing learning and development opportunities
  • Raising the profile of the sector
  • Supporting new initiatives and service delivery models
  • Free-to-use funding search platform – Funding Wales

Engagement and Influencing

  • Amplifying the voice of the 3rd Sector
  • Providing Policy information and advice
  • Supporting campaigning

Volunteering

  • Providing grants
  • Enabling volunteer recruitment and placement
  • Supporting volunteer management
  • Facilitating networks and communication
  • Championing recognition and reward
  • Providing learning and development opportunities

CAVS also provides many practical services such as loan of training equipment, and meeting room hire at the Carmarthen office.

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