About Us

GAVO was established in 1927 and is now the longest-standing and largest County Voluntary Council in Wales.


We are committed to strengthening the effectiveness of the Voluntary and Community Sector across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport.

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Our Vision

A society where communities, individuals, partner organisations and the third sector work together in a culture of equality, shared ownership, responsibility and support to build a sustainable future.

Our Mission

To support, facilitate and broker positive change in the well-being of people and communities, through collaborative approaches.

Meet the Senior Management Team

Stephen Tiley 

Chief Executive Officer


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Alison Palmer

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Annual Impact Report
Strategic Plan
2019 - 2022
Quarterly Report
Q1 2021

Hard-copies of these documents are available on request, just email info@gavo.org.uk