Are you a newly registered charity? If so look no further - WCVA has a whole host of services available to help you.

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WCVA members receive and enjoy a range of benefits and services, including information, support, consultation, and affinity schemes with a number of providers. You can find out all about what our membership scheme has to offer you right here, so what are you waiting for? Sign up today!


Our helpdesk staff are on hand to assist you with any queries that you may have. They offer a bilingual service and you can contact them by calling, texting or emailing, using the contact details below, or by completing an enquiry form.

Information and publications

Whatever your query we hope that you'll be able to find the answer in our extensive range of information sheets on a wide variety of topics, or in one of the publications that we have produced to help voluntary organisations in Wales. You can access all of the information sheets and publications in the advice and guidance section of our website.

Funding advice

Whether you're a voluntary or community group that needs just a few hundred pounds for a local event or many thousands of pounds to purchase a community building, WCVA's funding advice service offers advice, training and support to help organisations to become financially sustainable. The Wales Third Sector Funding Portal provides a wide range of information resources and funding advice to help you take on the funding challenge and improve your chances of success.

Training and events

We offer a wide range of training courses and events across Wales, including short courses, accredited learning, workshops, conference and seminars on current issues affecting the third sector in Wales. You can find details of forthcoming training and events in your area, and how you can book places at any of them, by going to the training and events section of our website.  

Trustees and governance

We offer a dedicated area of our website to helping those people who have responsibility for managing and administering voluntary organisations, as a trustee of a charity. If you are a trustee of an newly registered charity take a look at what we can offer you, including information sheets specifically tailored to trustees' needs, a range of publications and useful tools, and details of how you can have your say about issues that are important to you.


WCVA's specialist volunteering team can offer help and advice to those with responsibility for managing volunteers or to anyone with an interest in volunteering issues. This includes information services, resources, projects, details of how to find the latest volunteering opportunities, and much more. You can see what the volunteering team has to offer you right here



If your new charity will be working at local or county level, then county voluntary councils (CVCs) are a further source of help. CVCs work at local and county level, and offer a range of practical services, expert guidance and development support. They work with charities, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, trustees and individual volunteers. Many CVCs also host volunteer centres, so if you would like to talk to someone who supports organisations that work with volunteers, you can contact or visit your local volunteer centre.