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Help the National Lottery celebrate acts of kindness with ITV!

With a focus on volunteers both formal and informal, the campaign will mark the difference just a small amount of time can make to both communities and individuals.

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Three opportunities to talk to us about being a trustee, as part of Trustees' Week 2020

Your invitation to the virtual PAVO CONFERENCE & AGM 16th - 20th November

Our Annual Conference and General Meeting this year will be held virtually and will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the voluntary sector’s role in supporting people through the coronavirus pandemic, and how organisations are planning for the...

Prince’s Trust Cymru - Get Into Customer Services with Admiral!

This programme is open to young people aged 18-30, living in Wales, who are keen to gain invaluable work experience and have a desire to work in the customer service environment.

Powys Community Health Council- We are looking for members!

Are you interested in improving the health services of a nation? We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life, to help us reflect the wants and the needs of the whole population of Wales in developing and improving the NHS locally and...

FREE PAVO TRAINING - How to Crowdfund with Localgiving!

Ideal for all organisations looking to increase funding methods and online reach:

THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2020 10.30am - 12 noon

NHS Covid-19 App

The NHS COVID-19 app is an important part of our Test Trace Protect programme in Wales to control the spread of Covid-19.

Grants of up to £300 to help Wales' carers

The Welsh Government has announced a new fund to help Wales’ unpaid carers cope with the financial pressures of COVID-19, the Carers Support Grant.

Prince’s Trust Cymru Get Into Construction programme with Welsh Water

November 2020 sees the start of the next Prince’s Trust Cymru Get Into Construction programme with Welsh Water. This is a 2-week programme for young people aged 18-30 in South Wales who have an interest in working within the Water Industry.

Firebreak Lockdown impact on Housing and Homelessness

Cymorth and CHC have been working closely with officials to understand the impact on our members and to inform Welsh Government decisions on homelessness, housing and support services

COVID 19 Firebreaker Lockdown - FAQ

The latest government guidance and FAQs, about rules that will come into force at 6:00pm on Friday 23 October.

Mobile Testing Unit in Machynlleth

To support the COVID-19 testing capacity across the county, a Mobile Drive-Through Testing Unit is being set up in Machynlleth for 6 days from tomorrow (20 October).

DWP Partner Escalation Document for Universal Credit/Benefit enquiries.

Please find the updated version of the Powys DWP Partner Escalation Document for any Universal Credit/benefit enquiries.

 

 

New voluntary sector Knowledge Hub launched

Knowledge Hub gives voluntary organisations in Wales easy access to a range of online information, networking and learning.

 

Celebrating Powys's trustees

Trustees’ Week 2020 – 2nd to 6th November - is an opportunity to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Online training - free of charge

Public spaces - Re-opening & being COVID-secure

Don't be risk averse, be risk aware (COVID-secure risk assessment)

Being a trustee

Digital Research Questionnaire 2020

PCC are conducting a research study in Powys and are particularly looking for the views of the following people....

SOCIAL CARE WALES: "Have your say on what we think are the priorities for the next five years"

"We recognise that social care and early years in Wales will need to be very different in five years’ time to respond to changing demographic, economic and social needs, and we think that means that we, as an organisation, need to be very different,...

Quality Assurance for Charities in Wales: Trusted Charity Research Launch Event

Quality Assurance is an important topic for charities and voluntary sector organisations in Wales. WCVA has carried out research with charities and funders to find out what they think about quality assurance and especially the Trusted Charity...

GUIDE DIGITAL MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY FOR ALL

Free training available to professionals and volunteers supporting young people across Wales

RNIB Cymru Manifesto launch panel discussion and Q&A with Members of the Senedd

RNIB Cymru would like to invite you to an online event to mark the launch of our Manifesto for the 2021 Senedd elections, ‘A Wales without barriers for people with sight loss’.

Date: Thursday 8th October 2020

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Venue: Zoom

EYST - EU Photograph Competition Invite!

"Let's celebrate the beauty of the EU together"!

Cohesion Hate Crime Awareness Quiz

Webinar for young people 14-25 years old

PAVO TRAINING RESUMES

We are delighted to announce our training programme is up and running again!

Black History Wales Launch Event 2020

Thursday 1st of October 2020 1pm - 3pm

 

Free supplies for your charity and beneficiaries

Giving World helps charities access brand new life-essentials for free.

Covid-19 Effect on Welsh Community Groups Survey

The Welsh Government would like help to try to understand how the coronavirus pandemic has affected community groups like yours. 

Voting is now open to choose the first WeCare Wales award winner

The award is part of the Accolades, awards that are organised by Social Care Wales that recognise, celebrate and share excellent social care and early years in Wales.

Rekindle Small Steps: "We just want to hear from some kind human beings who want to help"

This small but effective mental health charity, looking after and guiding young people aged 16-25, with mental health problems varying in severity, is looking for Trustees to help administer and support the two full-time staff.

MEET THE FUNDER: Sport Wales

Register now to join the Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund online.

WCVA's Catalyst Cymru project is offer a free introductory webinar!

"How To Recruit Diverse Board Members"

24th September 2020 - 12:30 - 13:30

New Beat Services - for people affected by eating disorders

Demand for their Helpline services has soared in recent months. Latest figures show that in the past six months demand has increased by 97% compared to the same period last year, with 28% of people reaching out to the Helpline from May – July 2020...

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Essentials Launched

A new free tool to help ensure that volunteers have the best possible experience.

Kickstart Scheme to fund jobs for young people in Wales

WCVA will be supporting voluntary organisations that may not otherwise be large enough to qualify to access the UK Government Kickstart Scheme, which provides fully subsidised jobs for young people across the UK.

Powys Groups awarded funding

Third sector organisations in Powys have been awarded funding to help support vulnerable people through the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of £26,591 raised through the Comic Relief Big Night In has been allocated by PAVO to nine organisations from all...

Social Value Moving Forward Awards announced:

Sixteen Powys organisations have been successful with their application to the Social Value Moving forward Fund.

Find out more here!

CHC Virtual Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference 2020

Date: October 13, 2020, 9:00 am until: October 14, 2020, 1:30 pm

Doing what really matters in social care in Wales – how do we make it happen together?

Fifteen members of the public respond – watch online September 21st – 24th

New BAME Helpline Launched in Wales to respond to Covid-19

Many BAME organisations in Wales have witnessed increased service demand from BAME community members impacted by Covid-19 needing advice and support around a range of areas

Adult Learning Wales presents:

Building a Co-operative Institution in Wales – Banc Cambria

Wednesday 23 September 7-8.10 pm

Kindness of People: The Building Bricks of our Communitues

A series of free online workshops for people who give their time, work in or want to make a positive difference in the community in Powys

Centre of Sign Sight Sound are continuing to work from home, and with participants either by phone or video call.

WEFO have also relaxed the eligibility criteria during this period so they can continue to take referrals and sign up new participants to the programme.

VOLUNTARY SERVICES RECOVERY FUND

A grant scheme for voluntary organisations providing vital support during the Coronavirus crisis.

Third sector resilience fund for Wales – Phase 2 – New Support

Changes to offer new funding to provide survival and recovery support for voluntary organisations in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Digital support for the third sector in Powys

The pandemic has necessitated a switch to new ways of working and communicating for everybody. Now, more than ever, we all need digital skills to work effectively.

Charity Commission's new online register

The new register replaces two previous versions of the Charity Commission's search tool.

 

'Meet the Funder': Register now to join the Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund online.

Sport Wales’ “Be Active Fund” is currently open for applications with £4m to help Protect and Prepare community Sports Clubs in Wales.

Free coaching for charities with the IoF Cymru

LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR FUNDRAISING POTENTIAL BUT STUCK ON A PARTICULAR ISSUE AND NEED SOME PROFESSIONAL FREE HELP?

THIRD SECTOR SKILLS - End of Project Celebration Event!

PAVO will be holding an online celebration event to mark the end of the Third Sector Skills Project on Monday 28 September 6pm - 7:30 pm

Choirs come together for Fundraiser

Local choir the Castle Belle’s joined with the Counterpoint Choir for “the Feel Good Festival Virtual Concert”, a celebration of music which streamed online raising £1000 which was split between Mind UK and Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre, North...

Doing what really matters in social care in Wales – how do we make it happen together?

From September 21st to 24th inspiring and thoughtful speakers from across the care and support sector will meet online to share their experiences of using, delivering and managing services in Wales.

Latest Welsh Government and NHS Wales COVID 19 Announcements

As WG continued to ease lockdown restrictions, including trialling of outdoor events and more extended households meeting indoors, the necessary guidance and legislation were updated. WG also announced the extension of the Integrated Care and...

Free online focus group – Residents of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, or Powys

Community Cohesion Research Thursday, 3rd September 2020 at 7 pm. All participants to our focus groups will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five £20 Amazon vouchers

COVID-19 - Can we hold our charity AGM?

The question of how and when to hold an AGM during a pandemic is a challenging one for charity trustees. This is a new and rapidly changing situation, so there is a lack of guidance and practical examples, but the following information about the...

Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales

Welsh Government has published a Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales. Coronavirus has not gone away and we are likely to see an increase in cases over the autumn and winter as it becomes colder and everyone spends more time indoors.

#ConnectWales2020 - Save The Date!

Following last years' successful 1st National Conference, get ready to connect again on September 29th 2020!

Latest Welsh Government and NHS Wales COVID 19 announcements

All the latest updates and announcements related to COVID 19 including how to get food and medicines, increased capacity for public transport, and guidance for those who are shielding or considered extremely vulnerable.

The Voluntary Sector Recovery Fund is now OPEN!

The Welsh Government fund, administered by WCVA, will focus on the recovery phase of the pandemic, aiming to ensure a fair and just recovery for people in Wales. Find out more and how to apply here.

Leave no-one behind!

You can view the Older People's Commissioner for Wales recent publication here

Young Panelists wanted for PAVO's Youth Led Grant scheme!

A great opportunity to get involved and have a say on what youth led projects are funded in your area

Integrated Care Fund - Small Grants Scheme - Extended Deadline: 6th September 2020

Small grants of up to £200 to develop emotional health and wellbeing projects as part of the whole school approach for children and young people in Powys

CMO Videos Sent on behalf of Welsh Government

Links to the CMO videos shared on WG social media. All the videos are available on social media and can be shared widely.

Do you have any unpaid caring responsibilities?

A joint national project between Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales, funded by Welsh Government is hosting listening events during August.

E-learning course to help health and social care key workers digitally upskill during Covid-19

The new bi-lingual course has been developed in partnership between Digital Communities Wales and Digital Unite.

Support for Problem Gambling

GamCare is aware that your organisation is likely to encounter individuals who are negatively impacted by their own, or someone else’s, gambling behaviour.

Reopening children's playgrounds and outdoor play areas: coronavirus

Guidance for those in charge of playgrounds or outdoor play areas to keep children safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Heart Of Wales Line COMMUNITY RESILIENCE FUND - closing date for applications 21st August 2020

The Heart of Wales Line Development Company has decided to set up a one-off grant fund in order to support communities along the line.

Call for Papers / Posters: Rural Health and Care VIRTUAL Conference 2020

“Optimising Rural Health and Wellbeing, now and in the future”, is being held this year on-line over 2 days on the 10th and 11th November 2020.

An invite for young people 14-25 to take part in the EYST European Art Competition!

There is a £30 1st place prize available in two age categories: 0-15years & 16-25years of age. There are also 2nd (£20) and 3rd (£10) places prizes up for grabs

Jobsense Webinar - Unique pre-employability and employment support for people with a sensory loss.

Discover the benefits of referring to and or working with the Jobsense specialist support project.

COVID-19: “We must learn from what’s happened and do all we can to help those hit hardest” – John Griffiths MS

The Senedd’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has today issued a stark warning that COVID-19 has already entrenched existing inequalities in Wales.

Good practice in Health and Social Care during COVID 19

Welsh Government are asking the Regional Partnership Board to capture good practice and examples of innovative working across health, social care and the third sector in response to Covid-19.

Take Five – To Stop Fraud

Take Five is a national campaign offering straight forward, impartial advice that helps prevent email, phone based and online fraud.

Community Hub reopening regulations have changed!

Revised guidance will be issued w/c 17th August 2020

Join PAVO's VIRTUAL Q&A Session on the 11th August and find out more!

Survive! Adapt! Thrive!

In this challenging year there are ways to ensure charities can carry on supporting their beneficiaries

Social Development Fund "Moving Forward" - application process is now CLOSED!

The Social Development Moving Forward Fund is open for applications until midday on Friday 14th August 2020

Samaritans wellbeing support line for health and social care workers in Wales

Samaritans has launched a new confidential wellbeing support line for NHS and social care workers in Wales.

The consultation period to complete the Community Cohesion Survey is still live!

This will help gather your views on community cohesion, and specifically the impact that Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic may have upon your communities.

Age At Work Programme

Age Cymru and Business in the Community (Cymru) are currently offering those aged over 50 a chance to take part in a mid-life review via a webinar under the Age at work Programme

Summary data about coronavirus (COVID-19)

The latest Government statistics regarding COVID 19

Join the UK-wide network for participatory arts

Are you working in or supporting participatory arts? Connectivity, collaboration and a collective voice are more vital than ever in our current coronavirus context.

EESC Civil Solidarity Prize

Rewarding solidarity initiatives to tackle the Covid-19 emergency and its consequences in Europe

Welsh Government Post-Covid Guidance for Community Halls, Centres & Buildings

This guidance is for those managing community centres, village halls, church halls and other community centres, on safely reopening multi-purpose buildings.

PAVO's Youth Led Grant scheme is still OPEN!

New deadline for submissions is 14th August - check it out here and request your application form ASAP!

4th August - Help Credu create the latest Carers Chat Magazine - The Autumn Edition!

First meet up: Tuesday, 4 August at 2pm - join us to plan it out!

BAME Routes to Public Life Mentoring Scheme

Do you feel disillusioned with Welsh Politics? Would you like to get more involved in public life and have an impact on the decisions that are made that affect you and your communities?

New online tool to help people navigate finances in the wake of coronavirus

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is profoundly impacting the lives of people in Wales and right across the UK. It is not only affecting physical health – it has also created a financial wellbeing crisis that will continue to worsen for millions of...

POWYS REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP BOARD - Improving people's health and well-being across Powys

Do you or anyone you work with want to make a difference and play a key part in helping make decisions about Health and Social Care Services in Powys?

Keep Your Distance

Distance Aware is an NHS initiative that has been established to enable individuals and organisations to politely prompt ongoing distancing and respect of individual social space.

'Meet the Funder': Register now to join the People's Postcode Lottery online

This August, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, four community focused Trusts will be launching their latest funding round. People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust, and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust...

An invitation from Welsh Government

"We are issuing an invitation to people in Wales to send us their thoughts on how we should support future post-Covid recovery and reconstruction in Wales"

Friendly Boost for Builth Wells Library

The Friends of Builth Wells Library have used funding from the Powys Community Sector Response Team ( C-SERT) to set up a ‘ click and collect’ service to enable residents of Builth and surrounding areas to collect new library books close to home.

COVID-19 emergency funding is changing

WCVA’s Voluntary Services Emergency Fund, which has awarded almost £7.5million to voluntary organisations in Wales, will be changing in August to reflect the changing needs of the sector.

The Wales TUC has launched a new survey on race and the workplace.

"We want to listen to the lived experiences of people who live and/or work in Wales. We want to know more about how people are finding the Welsh workplace and the impact that their race or ethnicity has on this"

Shielding in Wales to pause from 16 August

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton has confirmed people in Wales who are shielding will no longer need to do so after 16 August.

2020/21 Youth Led Grants scheme EXTENDED DEADLINE

Small grants up to £750 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years - DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 14th AUGUST 2020

Public Health Wales - Learning from Lockdown Webinars.

Public Health Wales are launching a webinar series focusing on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Black Lives Matter Wales: An Address of Racial Inequality in Wales

Black Lives Matter (BLM) Wales is a collective movement led by individuals, from all walks of life around Wales, who stand together against all forms of racial injustice. The group consists of regional leaders, who have organised, led, attended, or...

Test, Trace, Protect - Resources to support you as restrictions ease.

As restrictions start to ease it's important to continue to keep Wales safe and to know what to do to Test, Trace and Protect ourselves and to stop the spread of the virus.

Preparing to Return to Volunteering post COVID-19

WCVA Volunteering Manager Felicitie Walls covers the main points of consideration when preparing or returning to volunteering after lockdown.

Minister praises sector role in Covid-19 response

At the recent voluntary sector meeting with the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, the Minister for Health, Vaughan Gething, commented that the sector was ‘hugely important’ in the coronavirus crisis as service deliverers,...

Black Lives Matter

The Arts Council of Wales has announced its support of Black Lives Matter.

 

Welsh Government - COVID 19 Daily Announcements

Keeping you up to date with restriction changes.

New Online Tool to Support with COVID-19 related issues.

Welsh Government have created a new online tool to support people in finding the help they need if they're struggling because of COVID-19

Meet the Funder: Register now to join the People's Postcode Lottery online

This August, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, four community focused Trusts will be launching their latest funding round.

Making meetings accessible for people with sensory loss

Information produced by Wales Council of the Blind and Wales Council of the Deaf on making meetings accessible for people with sensory loss. Please feel free to share !

RESEARCH - EU Citizens living in Wales

If you would like to participate in the research or know of any EU Citizens happy to be interviewed about their experiences, please click here.

Return to Work - PPE Guidance

As restrictions ease it's important to know when PPE is required and what kind of PPE is suitable.

Ponthafren needs your vote!

VOTE FOR Ponthafren's Calmer Community

Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales Survey

The Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales (EYST), working with partners, has commissioned a study to help better understand the impact of the pandemic on BAME community and voluntary organisations in Wales. If you’re working in a BAME...

Mens Sheds survey!

There are several Mens' Sheds accessible in Mid Wales - would you like to see more?

Visit here to take part in a short survey and help combat lonliness, social isolation and health issuesin Mid Wales!

 

Welsh virtual screening of RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

Anyone who is resident in Wales can register for the screening here:

Social Distancing # WorldUpsideDown campaign launch!

Blind and partially sighted people are used to navigating a complicated world. But coronavirus has turned the world upside down. As lockdown eases, changes to businesses, services and streets to enforce social distancing will make getting back to...

Our Future Wales.

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on all countries around the world and Wales. As well as the health risks; jobs are at risk; public finances are at risk; our vulnerable communities are at risk.

What happens when you get a test for coronavirus?

Welsh Government have produced an easy read overview on what happens when you get a

test for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Making meetings accessible for people with sensory loss.

As more and more of our work has now gone online it's important to make sure that all meetings are accessible to people with sensory loss.

Citizens Advice - EU Citizens Rights Project

EU Citizens Rights Project is funded until 31st December 2020 to provide free advice and assistance with the EU Settlement Scheme, and specialist advice for Employment & Discrimination

SOCIAL MEDIA SCAMS CAMPAIGN: Get Safe Online!

Social media scams include anything from free supermarket vouchers to app downloads, questionnaires to quizzes, non-existent goods to investment scams

Llani Pantri going from strength to strength.

Llani Pantri, the food bank set up in Llanidloes in response to the Covid 19 outbreak, has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings back in March.

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Carers Chat Magazine

Have a look here for The Resilience edition!

Builth's Lockdown Story

"Community means sticking together even when we have to be apart."

Welsh Government- Keep Wales Safe

Do you provide Social Care Services?

Covid -19 information, guidance & support is available through Business Wales

An Introduction to H&S and Risk Assessments

Are you looking for some simple, clear advice on Health and Safety obligations in the work placeand producing written risk assessments following the COVID-19 pandemic?

Free digital advice for small businesses and charities.

Digital Boost aims to support the British small businesses and charities impacted by COVID-19 on their digitisation journey.

Llangors sticks together

"It’s good to see the community supporting each other, it’s been a ‘get to know folks' experience."

Armed Forces Support Day

Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 27th June 2020 and is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways...

Health and Wellbeing sessions to connect to nature during COVID-19

Coed Lleol are supporting people with health & wellbeing during COVID- 19 by running online sessions to help connect with nature

Building on the community response to COVID-19

In response to the current Coronavirus crisis, WCVA ran a series of events exploring how the voluntary sector has been affected by and continues to respond to the pandemic. The second of these events looked at building on the community response and...

New online services starting at Mid & North Powys Mind

Mid and North Powys Mind now have two new FaceBook live sessions, one on creative writing and one as an intro to Silvercoloud/CBT. As well as this they have new Zoom training courses. They are also offering their new, or rather - returning service -...

The Safe & Warm Fund - APPLY NOW!

Here at Wales & West Utilities our job is to keep you safe and warm at home.

Day to day we do that by looking after the pipes that keep the gas flowing.

You rely on us to heat your homes, while we also power businesses and essential services like...

Children In Need Next Steps Programme- - Urgent Update!

The Next Steps programme has seen a high level of demand. As a result they will be closing the application form to new applications at 12 noon on Wednesday 24th June. Read more here....

Brecon & District Mind - In The Community

We maybe in the midst of social isolating, but Brecon and District Mind are still very much there to help during these unprecedented times.

Action on Hearing Loss – JobSense Employment Service

Do you know someone who is Deaf, has a hearing loss, tinnitus or sight loss?

 

JobSense support people who have been out of work for over 12 months or who are facing complex barriers due to their sensory loss. We support them to access paid work of...

Apply for the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that Co-op members care about.

Community Cashback Grants!

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK and is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning circa 280 stores and serving more than 950 in total across England and Wales.

They want to...

European Youth Together 2020

European Youth Together’ projects aim to create networks promoting regional partnerships, to be run in close cooperation with young people from across Europe (Erasmus+ programme countries). The networks would organise exchanges, promote training (for...

Views of Powys businesses wanted

Businesses are being asked for their views to help Powys County Council understand the full effects of Coronavirus on the local economy.

Test Trace Protect in Powys / Profi Olrhain Diogelu ym Mhowys

Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council are working in partnership with local communities, the armed forces, Public Health Wales, Welsh Government, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, NPTC Group and other partners to deliver our NHS...

Active Travel Consultation

Welsh Government are consulting on a revised Active Travel delivery, planning and design guidance

Infoengine now easier & quicker to use!

Infoengine is the online directory for third sector services across Wales.

From the feedback we have received from individuals and groups we have redesigned infoengine’s registration process.

A Friend in Need

Welsh Government recently announced that 130 000 vulnerable and at risk people now need to continue shielding until the 16th August. For many this is a time of continued solitary isolation without company or someone to talk to.

Cash boost for Powys charities.

Around 300 charities and not for profit organisations across Powys are set to receive a much-needed financial boost

Protecting Older People in Wales from Crime and Scams

Older people in Wales should continue to be vigilant to protect themselves from crime and scams during the Covid-19 pandemic as they can be a particular target for criminals.

Thank You from Powys Volunteer Centre

We’re immensely grateful for the incredible community spirit and goodwill shown by the people of Powys at this time, demonstrated by a surge in interest in volunteering. Over the past three months almost 1000 new volunteers have registered on our...

Abermule Reaches Out

Abermule Community Centre applied for a grant from the C-SERT emergency fund for an outreach project. Their Chair, Leon Shearer, tells us more.

MEET THE FUNDER: Children In Need

Friday 19th June 2020 - 2pm.

Get your tickets here!

Rhayader Community Support rises to the challenge

“I couldn’t have done without them at this time”

Job Retention Scheme

A reminder that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will cease on 31st October 2020.

However, it will close to new members on 30 June 2020, so the last date employers can furlough employees is 10 June 2020.

After 10 June 2020, employers will only...

Applications to join Bright Green Future in September 2020 closing on 29th June!

Bright Green Future are looking for young people aged 14-17, with an interest in the environment and climate change, to take part in a free, year-long programme starting in September 2020.

Building an effective ‘Case for Support’

Catalyst Cymru, a WCVA project funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund is delivering a series of free online training courses to support voluntary Heritage organisations’ fundraising activities in June and July 2020. Building an effective ‘Case for...

Carers Trust Wales Survey

Carers Trust Wales are promoting a survey for young carers and young adult carers aged 12-25.

Different Futures Wales

This survey examines how the voluntary sector and communities in Wales might look when the Covid-19 crisis begins to lessen.

Support for Individuals

Many people have been affected financially with the impact of the pandemic, 130 000 have been asked to continue to self isolate. The attached documents provide useful information about financial support available and the vital services continued to...

Don't Hate Educate

The Ethnic and Youth Minorities service are offering valuable anti racism training online for professionals, raising awareness of key groups living in contemporary Wales.

Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September – All schools in Wales to enter next phase

All children will have the opportunity to “Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September”, the Education Minister Kirsty Williams announced today as she published details of the next phase for schools in Wales.

New NHS app will provide more care closer to home for people in Powys

The launch of a new NHS app in Wales, Consultant Connect, is set to reduce the need for Powys residents to travel for unnecessary hospital admission and referrals.

New online NHS parenting courses gives a little extra support to parents

Being a parent can be tough. Being a parent on lockdown is tougher still.

Public Health Wales is offering all parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and carer-givers free access to a series of online courses designed to help them understand the...

Volunteer Voices: Peaceful Schools Project

For Volunteers' Week, Andrew from Llanidloes tells us of the joy and satisfaction he gets from his volunteering in schools.

Volunteer Voices: Newtown Community Café

For Volunteers' Week, Andy from Newtown tells us about his experience of volunteering during lockdown.

#PowerofYouth

One of the 2019/20 recipients of PAVO's Youth Led Grants describes how bringing their project to fruition has built their confidence.

Awesomeness Wanted!

We are looking for young people aged 14-25 to sit on PAVO's Youth Led Grant Scheme 2020 panel!

A message from Fay Jones MP for Volunteers' Week

Brecon & Radnorshire MP Fay Jones has recorded a message of thanks to volunteers for Volunteers Week 2020.

Volunteer Voices: Dementia Matters in Powys

Viv Evans is a volunteer with Dementia Matters in Powys. For Volunteers' Week Viv tells us how she got involved and what her volunteering means to her.

Volunteering in times of crisis

When Knighton flooded earlier this year, a massive volunteer effort was co-ordinated to supported residents. Louise Hardwick tells the story for Volunteers' Week.

A message of thanks from PAVO's CEO for Volunteers' Week 2020

PAVO's Chief Executive Officer, Carl Cooper, has recorded a message of thanks to all volunteers for the start of Volunteer' Week 2020.

Volunteer roles adapting to a crisis

Beth Lowden from Blind Veterans UK explains how one of their regular volunteers has adapted to the Covid-19 situation.

New COVID-19 testing centre launches at the Royal Welsh Showground

Hundreds of people in Powys with COVID-19 symptoms can now be tested each day thanks to a new partnership between Powys Teaching Health Board, UK Armed Forces, Powys County Council, and the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

A sincere ‘Thank You’ to all our volunteers from the PTHB

Recent weeks have once again highlighted the strong tradition of volunteering in Powys. People of all ages from across the county, including many of our own health board staff, regularly give up their own spare time away from work and family to...

COVID -19 Updated Shielding Advice for Vulnerable People

Following recent discussions with the Chief Medical Officer for Wales (CMO), the Minister for Health and Social Services has published a statement containing modest changes to the advice for shielding people. Approximately 130,000 people in Wales are...

Member of the Senedd for Brecon & Radnorshire thanks volunteers

Kirsty Williams MS has recorded a special message for the start of Volunteers' Week 2020

Tele-friends at Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus have a new telephone befriending service called Tele-friends - trained volunteers are on hand to give weekly uplifting phone calls for those who are affected by cancer.

Test, Trace, Protect

A written update from Vaughan Gething on progress in implementing the Test, Trace, Protect strategy.

Hay Festival Digital presenting until 31 May 2020

View the main programme featuring a vast array of inspirational, FREE live broadcasts and interactive Q&A’s, podcasts and films from the world’s greatest writers and thinkers.

Make some noise for Volunteers' Week

It's Volunteers ' Week next week from the 1st-7th June. This special week is a time when all organisations who involve volunteers are encouraged to say a huge thank you to their volunteers. This year, the campaign will focus on sharing volunteering...

Arts Marketing Association support for UK arts, cultural and heritage sector.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is developing the Arts Marketing Association are pulling together resources to help you find relevant information for the arts, culture and heritage sector.

Warm Wales - Supporting you during COVID-19

Warm Wales’ North Wales team will be providing the support that they normally offer via Healthy Homes Healthy People home visits, in a different way while dealing with the current situation.

Coronavirus and Me

An online survey asking Wales’ children and young people for their views and opinions during the Coronavirus pandemic has launched today.

Capturing good practice during COVID 19

Welsh Government are asking the Regional Partnership Board to capture good practice and examples of innovative working across health, social care and the third sector in response to Covid-19.

Volunteers deliver

A volunteer tells us about her experience as a Covid-19 Health and Care Volunteer in Powys.

Volunteers' Week is coming!

Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide and annual festival of volunteering which takes place from 1-7 June every year.

Community Angels feeding their neighbours in Welshpool

Volunteers and local businesses are providing more meals on wheels in Welshpool with a little help from the C-SERT Emergency Fund.

Protect yourself from crime during COVID 19

Changes to the way we live and work have provided new oportunites for frauds and scams, taking advantage of the current situation. Please remain as vigilant and alert as possible.

Credit Unions COVID 19 Update

Credit unions have a long history of working to help their members during challenging times and are continuing to offer affordable finance, including to those economically vulnerable, during the crisis.

Post Office Coronavirus Update

Post Offices continue to remain open to provide essential services such as access to cash,cheque deposits, bill payments and sending and collecting parcels.

COVID-19 General Case Definition Change

As of the 18th May the general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste.

Free Translation from Welsh Language Commissioner

The Welsh Language Commissioner’s office is offering free translations under 1000 words to voluntary organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting young children during COVID 19

Ten top tips to support parents and carers of young children from birth to four years old during lockdown at home.

POWYS ARTS Information & Support

Hay Festival goes digital ! Attending Hay Festival Digital 2020 online is completely free and couldn't be easier.

Welsh Women's Aid Bystander Toolkit

Welsh Women's Aid has launched a COVID-19 Bystander Toolkit.

Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme

If you are self-employed and the coronavirus has affected you, the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant.

Daily COVID-19 Update from Powys Teaching Health Board on 14 May

The latest PTHB update is for local stakeholders in Powys

Thank You!

PAVO would like to show appreciation to everbody working and volunteering during covid-19!

Llanwrtyd Community Transport adapts to change

Funding from the C-SERT Emergency Fund is helping Powys communities respond to changing needs.

Support for Veterans as The Poppy Factory continues to operate remotely.

The 'Getting you back to work service,' helps hundreds of unemployed veterans every year find the right jobs, enabling them to thrive in the civilian workplace.

Welsh military veteran carers going without the help they need (copy 1)

There are 370,000 unpaid carers in Wales and 210,000 military veterans. Many of these unpaid carers look after military veterans, while a significant number of veterans also care for family members. Yet many carers are stressed and struggling with...

Charity regulators urge vigilance over 'incorrect' coronavirus spending

UK charity regulators have warned independent examiners to be vigilant for charities misusing funds during the coronavirus pandemic. Independent examiners can review charity accounts instead of auditors, where a charity has an income of £250,000 a...

Brecon and District Mind Still Open for Support

Brecon and District Mind are still open to offer support regardless of whether you have accessed their services before.

Shining a Light on Creative Practices during the time of Covid-19

Please find a link below to register to attend the Webinar ‘Shining a Light on Creative Practices during the time of Covid-19’ hosted by Arts Health South Wests’ Alex Coulter.

 

WAHWN comes together with Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance and...

IoF survey reveals Covid-19 impact on Welsh charities

Almost two thirds of charity respondents to an IoF Cymru survey expect to make cuts to their services as a result of Covid-19.

Citizens Advice Powys Update

At Citizens Advice Powys all of our services are still available via telephone. We know that a lot of people have had a drop in income and are starting to struggle to manage their money.

Brecon Credit Union Opening Hours

During the current pandemic the credit union office will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.00-12.30.

COVID 19 and Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons UK have partnered with Lancaster University to put together a survey. We need your experiences of the current crisis so we can best shape a response.

Welsh Government updates its guidance on shielding

The announcement includes some further details of who is included in the additional cohort

Supermarket Volunteer E-Gift Cards

Volunteer gift cards can be purchased online and used by people other than the purchaser to buy shopping in store for them.

These are generally purchased on-line, and then an email is sent with a barcode to either the purchaser, or a nominated...

Bilingual Social Media During COVID-19

Are you keeping in touch with your service users via social media? PAVO is still provding its Active Offer Project https://youtu.be/q4p1GKINFoQ Contact:  info@pavo.org.uk

Hafren launches online community singing & rhythm and painting classes

Our very own performing & community arts venue Hafren in Newtown is launching creative & quality of life enhancing online singing & rhythm, and creative arts classes for the community to enjoy.

Free relationship counselling for bank workers.

The unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown is affecting us all in many ways. Relationships can be particularly hard hit at this time; whether through separation and loneliness, money worries, general anxiety, trying to work from home and home school at the...

Department Work & Pensions Update

The latest important updates including financial support, housing, benefits and childcare.

Alzheimer's Society - Still Available for Support

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a likelihood that 850,000 people affected by dementia will be cut off from their families, their communities and the services they rely on. The Alzheimers Society want to assure you that they are still...

Powys Teaching Health Board supports Dying Matters/Byw Nawr Week 11th – 17th May 2020

The theme for Dying Matters/Byw Nawr 2020 is ‘Dying to Be Heard’ and focuses on how we can support each other by listening. How many people want to talk about death, but feel they have no-one to talk about it? How many people are “Dying to Be Heard”?...

Newtown Network feeding their community

Thanks to a grant from the C-SERT Emergency Fund, the Newtown Network has been able to supply more free meals to vulnerable members of their community.

Food safety for community cooking and food banks

The Food Standards Agency has updated their guidance on food safety for community cooking and food banks.

Powys Arts Information & Support Update

A selection of delectable ideas to appease your appetite for arts while staying at home..

 

Welcome to Powys’s very own new online dance studio!

Impelo, a small but mighty dance organisation based in Llandrindod Wells, has launched a fantastic and fun on-line dance programme for all people of all ages for FREE!

Are you a key worker, furloughed or finding things difficult?

Mid and North Powys Mind are keen to offer their services to as many people as possible during this time.

 

New Active Inclusion fund for COVID-19

A new round of Active Inclusion funding is being launched to help organisations in the struggle against coronavirus – with a simplified and shortened application process.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales - Frequently Asked Questions Hub

We have received lots of questions from older people and their families during these past few weeks, about where they can get the information and support they may need during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

We've provided answers to the questions we've...

Falling on hard times?

The Charity Commission has issued guidance about managing financial difficulties caused by coronavirus.

Welsh Ambulance Special Info Burst April 2020

All the latest news and information from Welsh Ambulance Services

Aldi Voucher Scheme

In response to the growing number of not-for-profit organisations recognising the great value we offer our customers, Aldi has introduced the 'Aldi Voucher Scheme'

Emergency Volunteering Leave (EVL) to support Community Social Care

The Coronavirus Act 2020 introduced a new statutory provision for emergency volunteering leave, which allows workers who have suitable social care skills and experience to take unpaid leave.

A Call to Brighten Someone's Day

Dementia Matters In Powys has had to cancel it's regular dementia support meetings at their meeting centers. Can you help them support their members?

Injection treatment: Latest advice from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

All routine appointments in eye clinics continue to be postponed. However, injections for wet AMD, and other conditions which would cause severe visual loss if not treated, are still going ahead.

Moondance Covid-19 Relief Fund

We are keen to help Welsh charities continue their operations during the Covid-19 crisis.

Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Powys Teaching Health Board

A personal message from Carol Shillabeer - Chief Executive Powys Teaching Health Board

Elite Employment Support during Lockdown.

Due to the Government guidelines, the JobSense team are working from home. They are still fully operating their pre-employment support services, with phone lines and emails open to participants and new referrals.

A Truly Good Friday in Llanidloes

In keeping with the Good Friday tradition of eating fish, Llanidloes’ older and most vulnerable residents did not lose out this year despite Covid-19 restrictions and had free fish and chips delivered to their door.

Palliative and End of Life Teaching with COVID-19 update

As part of the training preparation for the response to Covid-19 a training session to support any member of clinical staff has been developed.

What organisations need to know about carers and young carers.

Young and Adult carers are doing incredibly important work to care for someone.

When Home is Not a Safe Place

Home is not always synonymous with safety .

Action on Hearing loss- Powys hearing aid clinics.

Audiology update for hearing aid support during COVID-19

UK Government’s Furlough Scheme Opens for Applications

The Government’s scheme to help pay people’s wages and support businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic has gone live.

Carer Engagement at a Regional Level- Online Survey

Due to current COVID-19 precautions, the all Wales Forum has had to postpone their carer engagement events. They have created a survey in the meantime to help gather the views of carers to add the the information they already have.

Wales Liver Support Groups – British Liver Trust

While we all try to adapt to the new normal that Covid 19 has brought,British Liver Trust have moved our peer support sessions online.

Not Home Alone

Thanks for all the support already shown for the Looking Out For Each Other Campaign and support you have already given to help communities across Wales during the COVID-19 crisis.

Free Digital Champion training during COVID-19

COVID-19 is forcing massive changes to the way we work, how and where – and at great speed. Having the essential digital skills to be confident and comfortable using – and exploring – digital and tech to support this adaption is more important than...

Strong Community creates Llanidloes Mutual Aid Fund.

Llanidloes launches its COVID 19 Mutual Aid Fund after their Good Friday Fish supper fed 300 people and raised £1500

Smoking and COVID 19

Emerging evidence shows that smokers are at a greater risk of severe respiratory disease from COVID-19

NHS Audiology updates

The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) have joined the #StillHereForYou social media campaign, to let the public know that

Audiology departments across the country are still doing everything they can to help people with NHS hearing aids.

At A Loss

At A Loss provides a website directory of bereavement support that covers the UK.

My Life My Wishes - Advanced Care Planning

Due to the seriousness of this outbreak it is now very important to start the conversation with the communities we support and for them to consider where they would wish to be cared for and what is important to them in case they become severely...

Live Fear Free

Not every home is a safe place to be during the social distancing period. Welsh Government have a useful website with support and guidance for anyone experiencing domestic violence during the lock down period.

Welsh Government Shielding Information

There has been some confusion about the letters from Welsh Government regarding shielding and who is in the extremely vulnerable category. Local Health Boards have not been involved in the shielding process with information coming directly from Weals...

Citizens Advice Powys “We are still here for you”

CAB's main objective at the moment is to make people aware that they are still providing a service across Powys

Community groups and COVID-19: What you need to know about data protection.

Good advice and information for any groups or organisations that are now responsible for handling personal information.

Money Handling Advice for Volunteers

Good news for volunteers supporting people in roles that involve handling money.

Guidance for Volunteers

Essential advice and information for those of you who are providing support services for those in self-isolation / quarantine.

OUR TRIBUTE TO PAVO CHAIR, The Reverend Ian Charlesworth

It is with great sadness that we note the sudden death of our dear friend and Board Chair, Ian Charlesworth.

Online digital inclusion training courses with Digital Communities Wales

At Digital Communities Wales we’ve been working hard over the past two weeks to develop online digital inclusion training courses, including webinars and digital drop-in sessions that might be vital to you and your service users going forward.

Shared Lives Carers Needed

Shared Lives carers often begin their enquiry as a volunteer wanting to help. Shared Lives carers provide a family setting and care for individuals who need support to live well and independently, they receive payment for the support they provide

Wales Perinatal Mental Health Network COVID-19 Update

Perinatal Mental Health support services will continue to be available during the COVID 19 pandemic.

COVID 19 Advice and Support for Women's Groups

Rosa has launched an emergency response fund to support the UK women’s sector. They are continuing to mobilise their resources to support organisations and understand exactly how the current crisis is impacting on them and the women they support.

Good Eggs at Easter Time

We're delighted with our amazing Befrienders who have been officially recognised by the High Sheriff of Powys for the tireless support they provide to people over the age of 50 who are vulnerable, lonely or socially isolated.

Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Powys Teaching Health Board - Message from Carol Shillabeer

Here in Powys I am tremendously proud of the way that health and care staff, volunteers, essential workers and our communities have responded to the challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19).These are challenging and unprecedented times, never before...

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 fund.

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.

ASDA Volunteer Shopping Card

ASDA helps to support volunteer shopping with a Volunteer Shopping Card.

Citizens Advice Services - Corona- Virus

Like all public facing services Citizens Advice are having to adjust normal delivery patterns in the face of the Corona-Virus epidemic

Positive News in Difficult Times

We are supporting thousands of volunteers and hundreds of groups / organisations through our 13 Community Connector Support Networks. This week we started operating an out of hours duty line 5pm-10pm weekdays & 10am - 5pm weekends.

There has been a...

Grants for COVID-19 efforts

Have a look here for short lived funding streams and grants that you can apply for to support COVID 19 efforts

NEW Covid-19 Social study *** support with recruitment needed ***

UCL Behavioural Science and Health has launched a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.

ID for Key Workers

Key workers need to have identification that asserts their need to travel and carry out key duties.

Covid-19 support information in different languages

It's important to be able to support all members of our community with the help and advice they need. Here are some NHS posters with Covid 19 advice in different languages.

COVID 19 Powys Scams & Crimes

Criminals are exploiting the current Coronavirus outbreak and playing upon people’s fears of the pandemic.

Do you look after someone who is unwell or disabled ?

Credu supports Young Carers and Adult Carers. We hope you are keeping as well as possible during this time, though we know that many Carers are very concerned about their families regarding Coronavirus.

Counselling and Support for Young People During COVID 19

Several organisations are offering help and support to young people to support them during COVID 19

Conwy and Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy statement regarding Covid-19

All our advocates are working from home, but all our phone, fax systems, emails are functioning as normal. Until further notice our team will not be providing face-to-face support but we are able to give support by phone, video calls, Whatsapps.

Availability of supplies for voluntary organisations carrying out vital roles

Availability of supplies for voluntary organisations carrying out vital roles

WCVA Support During COVID 19

Ruth Marks, WCVA’s Chief Executive, outlines the role of the WCVA and the current focus of their work to support voluntary organisations during this difficult time.

The Powys Community Cohesion Team are playing a significant role...

..in ensuring that communities continue to live harmoniously in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and that any tensions which may be brewing are mitigated effectively before they have a chance to escalate

EMERGENCY COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

There is some limited ICF Funds available to constituted Social Value Sector organisations and informal groups working in partnership with their local Social Value/Third Sector Organisation and/or Community Council to support essential or emergency...

Coronavirus: Information for Trustees

The coronavirus pandemic has raised serious issues for trustees of all charities, meaning that risk management and effective decision-making are more important than ever.

Working together to look after the dead, dying and bereaved in Powys

During these unprecedented times it is vital that we also continue to offer the highest standards of care at the end of life.

 

We Care Wales campaign and support to advertise jobs for key roles

Social care employers, We Care Wales, want to help address the staff shortages you might be facing right now.

Beware of COVID-19 scams

Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends.

Emergency Childcare Hubs

Emergency childcare hubs will be operating from 13 locations across the county from this Friday (27 March), Powys County Council has said.

Volunteers Required for Health Care Services

Could you spare some time to help our Health and Care services as a volunteer?

Supporting Young People's Mental Health During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Looking after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID 19 pandemic is essential to our physical wellbeing.

Filing Charity Annual Returns during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Charity Commission has announced that any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.

Age Cymru to offer a check-in-and-chat service for the over 70s

Age Cymru is to offer a check-in-and-chat telephone service for the over 70s in Wales who live alone. It is hoped that the initiative will help provide some reassurances to older people, answer basic queries and link people to local services and...

Martin Lewis: "I'm making £1m available to fund urgent small-charity coronavirus poverty relief"

"We face an unprecedented challenge to our health, economy, businesses, personal finance and way of life. And many of those who normally help society – our charities – are going to face similar pressures right now too" Martin says.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

Guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Digital Communities Wales COVID-19 update & useful resources

The world is a worrying place at the moment, particularly for people who are facing the prospect of self-isolating for periods of anywhere between 2-12 weeks.

NOTICE: Social Value Development Fund

Please click here for important information regarding the Social Value Development Fund.

Corona virus update and useful resources for social businesses during the outbreak

Statement from Glenn Bowen, Wales Co-operative Centre’s Director for Enterprise:

Filing charity annual returns during the coronavirus pandemic

Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.

Llandrindod Samaritans - could you be there for people who need someone?

There are lots of ways you can volunteer for Llandrindod Samaritans - find out more here....

Coronavirus COVID-19

For updated information please go to......

The Social Value Development Fund is now open for applications!

The fund is available to Social Value Sector organisations to develop new or to expand preventative services and activities that improve well being, reduce the need for higher level intervention and improve the ability of individuals to live active...

Learn New Tricks This Spring...

Believe it or not, Spring is coming...at last. Whether you are an experienced Chair or new Manager, budding volunteer or seasoned staff member, what better season to learn some new tricks to help you and your organisation thrive in the year ahead?

SMALL HEALTH GRANTS SCHEME..2020 application round now closed.

Small Grants scheme to promote health and wellbeing 2020-2021

Social Value Development Fund 2020/21 - open for applications!

The Social Value Development Fund is now open for applications and will close at midnight on 31st March 2020.

Help Wales after Storm Dennis Floods

All across Wales, and South Wales in particular, communities have been hit by Storm Dennis and the flooding it has caused.

Find out more here......

Manage And Reduce Your Energy Costs: Practical Tips For Welsh Organisations

Carbon Trust Webinar: This webinar is aimed specifically at Welsh small- to medium- sized organisations to help them save money and energy, as well as reduce their environmental impact through good energy management and cost-effective energy saving...

Do you have a story to tell?

The inUnity film festival is looking for creative, meaningful short videos by young people that show how giving back drives change in society.

 

The Brecon Beacons What 4 Challenge - the ultimate challenge! Saturday 20th June 2020

Become part of Team WAAT4 by taking part in the WAAT4 Challenge 2020, and raise funds for the vulnerable within the communities.

Fully-funded video-making training sessions for young people (11-25 year old) volunteering for Charities based in Powys.

All the videos produced during the training sessions will participate to the InUnity Online Film Festival. The winning videos will be showcased at Gofod3 in March.

New to Llandrindod Wells - Volunteer Car Driver service!

Llandrindod welcomes a new community transport scheme provided by Royal Voluntary Service!

Exciting Opportunity for Social Value Organisations

Social Value Development Fund to 'pump prime' new or to expand existing preventative services during 2020/21

WCVA - Survey on Quality Standards - What do you think?

WCVA are undertaking some research into attitudes towards quality standards in the voluntary sector.

Hungry for PAVO Training this February?

For allotment owners everywhere, February is known as the beginning of the ‘Hungry Gap’ – where the winter stores of spuds and swedes are starting to run out but the ground is still too cold to sow the seeds of new growth. Well it’s not that...

Transforming Education In Powys

Powys County Council is currently developing its vision for education in Powys.

The Council has prepared a document which outlines its emerging vision for education in Powys.

New Year training with PAVO!

Have a look at our 2020 training course schedule - there's lots on offer and more to follow!

Opportunity to fund the setting up of a Shopping Service in Newtown and Welshpool

As a result of an analysis of data gathered by the Community Connectors it has been identified that there is a gap in shopping support for residents in the Newtown and Welshpool area.  An opportunity has arisen for a third sector organisation,...

The Knife Angel - Coming to Newtown Jan 2020

The Knife Angel is the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression; and has been sculpted out of knives that have been surrendered to/or seized by police forces throughout the UK.

Campaign for Rural Wales: PETITION TO ASK POWYS COUNTY COUNCIL TO PUBLISH THIRD PARTY COMMENTS ON PLANNING APPLICATIONS ON THEIR WEBSITE

In December 2018, Powys County Council stopped publishing comments from “third parties” on their planning website........

Calan DVS Podcast

We are excited to release our first ever podcast.

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has relaunched its grants programme “with a simpler, more flexible and transparent approach”.

Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities.

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company proud - RomArchive wins prestigious award

Paris, 29 October 2019 – The winners of the 2019 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated with the Grande Soirée du Patrimoine Européen at the recently restored Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris....

The Weston Charity Awards

Applications for the 2020 Weston Charity Awards are now OPEN.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020.

Check out the PAVO December Training Programme!

Click HERE for details

COMIC RELIEF SMALL GRANTS SCHEME IS OPEN AGAIN - BUT NOT FOR LONG!:

Did your organisation miss the Comic Relief Deadline?

We are opening the scheme again for a brief window of opportunity

Tom and Dylan's 100 Mile Run

Raising funds for Ponthafren Association

The Active Offer.....how can it help you?

The Active Offer is providing a service in Welsh without someone having to ask for it.

The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday

We’re marking The National Lottery’s 25th birthday with a new fund for communities with great ideas to bring people together all over the UK.

Apply to #CelebrateNationalLottery25 now

PAVO needs your help!

We'd like to find out where Powys voluntary organisations are with using the internet and digital technologies.

What support might be needed? What help can be given? Please take our 3-minute survey to help us plan our future support!

Free Training Course - Shared Power in the Planning & Delivery of Public Services!

A a one day course to build confidence, knowledge and skills so that attendees can actively participate in the planning and reviewing of Public Services in Powys

Have your say: Wales Public Body Equality Partnership Public Consultation

We are inviting you to take part in the Wales Public Body Equality Partnership consultation on their Equality Objectives and actions for 2020 to 2024.

PAVO Stakeholder Feedback 2019

At PAVO we aim to continually improve the ways in which we provide services to the third sector in Powys.

POWYS COMMUNITY HEALTH COUNCIL

PREPARATION OF THE OPERATIONAL PLAN 2020/21 - QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STAKEHOLDERS

Wales Webinar: benefits and barriers of crowdfunding

The next Wales Webinar has been announced! It will be taking place at 1pm on Thursday 5th December and it will last for 30 minutes, perfect for fitting into a lunch break!

Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage is now open to applications

WCVA is inviting heritage organisations in Wales to apply for dedicated development support from our Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project.

Countdown to Welsh Charity Awards

We’re counting down to the Welsh Charity Awards this Friday!

The Active Offer webpage is complete!

PAVO's Welsh Language Development Officer Gwern ap Gwyn has been developing resources and tools to help organisations with the Active Offer.

 

Following on from Trustees Week we have lots of information here!

We have created an online resource for trustees and staff to access, it has information around governance, funding and volunteering as well as short videos of why individuals became trustees.

 

The new Understanding Welsh Places website is online and ready to use

Understanding Welsh Places presents information on the economy, demographic make-up and local services of more than 300 places in Wales in a quick and easy format.

Analytical Volunteer Programme

Do you have a project that could benefit from analytical expertise?

Want access to those skills for FREE?

PAVO's Training Courses - An Early Winter Treat for Your Organisation

Winter seems to have arrived early this year, and is traditionally a time of reflection and preparation for a new year of work and growth. So what better time to look at the fundamentals of your organisation and invest in its future by coming on one...

Welsh Charity Awards - the votes are IN!

After a long and difficult judging process, the votes are in...our esteemed panel have chosen 30 brilliant organisations and volunteers for the shortlist of the Welsh Charity Awards.

Tesco Christmas food banks appeal needs Powys volunteers!

Charities the Trussell Trust and FareShare are appealing to people in Powys to volunteer to help in the UK’s biggest food collection for people in need.

PAVO Trustee Nominations

PAVO is inviting nominations from individuals who wish to stand for election to their Board of Trustees at the AGM on Tuesday 19 November 2019.   The relevant documentation is available on our website  https://www.pavo.org.uk/about-pavo/pavo-trustee-...

The application round for the 2019/20 Garreg Lwyd Hill Windfarm Community Benefit Fund is OPEN!

Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm funds local community projects every year during the lifetime of the wind farm

The Accolades 2020

The Accolades are back and we’re now accepting entries and nominations!

 

The Accolades are awards that recognise, celebrate and share excellent work by organisations, groups or teams in social care, early years and childcare.

Comic Relief grants - deadline of 31st October is fast approaching!

Contact PAVO for support with your application. We can talk through your project ideas, help you with any issues around eligibility, advise around evidence of need, and check your application before submission.

 

THE BIG SQUEEZE - Powys Budget Simulator

Your Views Sought - Powys County Council is feeling the squeeze!

The continued pressure on public spending means that between £8m and £13m needs to be found during next year so we can set a balanced budget - required by law.

Hey there! We could use your help on 29 October

Thousands of people across the UK will post crossed finger selfies on social media on Tuesday 29 October to help celebrate The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.

The Social Value Development Fund is OPEN to small or larger organisations and community groups in Powys!

A total of £128,000 is available between now and the end of March 2020

and a further £175,000 between April'20 - March'21

 

WCVA UPDATE

If you're yet to nominate a charity, social enterprise, community group or volunteer in the Welsh Charity Awards, then you're running out of time...the nominations stage closes on 2 October (next Wednesday!)

YOUTH LED GRANT SCHEME

Small grants up to £800 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.

 

Exploring Well-being with People who need Care and Support in Wales

Swansea University is looking to talk to people aged over 18 who are using social care services in Wales.

This is part of a research study about people’s experiences of using social care in the last few years.

We’ve listed out some common...

CarnegieUK Trust - Talk of the Town!

Two in five people across the UK live in a town, but it is the unique sense of place, identity and shared history of each town which means that policies aimed at their regeneration cannot be rolled out in a way that discounts how distinctive they are

Tampon Tax Community Fund

The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.

The Powys Lotto is LIVE!

With funding being reduced across many service areas, Powys Lotto is a way to empower our good causes to raise money for themselves and help continue providing vital services for Powys residents.

Third Sector Support Wales - Impact Events coming up!

The next round of Engagement Events will help you to identify, plan and communicate the positive difference your organisation makes to society.

The review of the Well-being Plans for Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Anglesey, and Powys is here!

This report provides a review of the Well-being Plans of the Local Authorities that cover the Mid Wales region, with the intent of developing an understanding of the well-being needs of the people of Mid Wales.

West Wales Regional BAME Forum

The forum welcomes people who want to work toward greater racial equality in the region, most especially ethnic minority people.

 

Consultation: Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21

The Committees of the National Assembly for Wales are seeking information to inform their scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget proposals for 2020-21. Anyone wishing to contribute can do so by submitting a formal response to the...

New cutting edge health and social care facility for north Powys - FAQ's!

1. What are we trying to achieve?

2. How can I get involved?

3. What services could be provided at home?

....and much more - find out here!

 

 

Sustainable funding report launched by WCVA

A new report from WCVA outlines the need for creative collaboration across sectors to ensure sustainable funding streams for voluntary organisations in Wales

Welsh Ambulance Service Carers Event

Thursday 18th July 10.00-3.00 at The Red House, Old Town Hall, High St, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AE.

The Welsh Ambulance Service wants to understand what you need and expect from them when using the services they provide.

The National Lottery has changed - find out how and why here!

We've changed! We are giving you an opportunity to find out what we will be doing differently over the next 5 years.

Funding from the Naturesave Trust

For groups working on projects working to protect wildlife and the environment, support vulnerable groups and renewable energy projects.

Powys Business Awards – An opportunity for social enterprises to be recognised

The search for the next winners of the annual Powys Business Awards (now celebrating its tenth year) has been launched!

Last years' winners pictured just below: East Radnorshire Day Centre, with award sponsor Mid Wales Housing and Awards host...

New cutting edge health and social care facility for north Powys

A new state of the art health and social care facility for north Powys could soon be a reality thanks to funding from Welsh Government.

What is the Trusted Charity Mark? (PQASSO) Find out here!

The Trusted Charity Mark is the externally assessed award for Trusted Charity users which demonstrates achievement of the Trusted Charity standards. This nationally recognised award offers both users and funders/commissioners external verification of...

PAVO's Active Offer Project - Making The Effort!

The Active Offer is providing a service in Welsh without someone having to ask for it.

Service users don’t usually realise that they can ask to recieve their services in Welsh, so the active offer gives reassurance and enables any service users that...

Powys Volunteers celebrated and applauded!

The ninth annual Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards took place on the 6th June 2019, at the Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells. The celebration of volunteering was attended by volunteers and guests from around the county and was organised by Powys...

Message from the Fundraising Regulator: The new & improved Code of Fundraising Practise is here!

The changes are designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third-party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising. The new code is also easier for the public to navigate, so that they know what to...

Get Going Online

Intimidated by the internet?

Worried by the world wide web?

Grab a cuppa and get comfy online.

Free training in Crickhowell, Knighton and Welshpool

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week 2019

A chance for us to thank and celebrate volunteers in Powys!

Powys 111 and OOH Stakeholder Bulletin - September 2018

These bulletins aim to inform and engage local stakeholders in the development of 111 and GP Out of Hours Services in Powys.

 

 

Powys Patients’ Council response to The Smoke-free Premises and Vehicles (Wales) Regulations 2018 Public Consultation

A consultation was launched in May regarding changes to the Smoke Free premises and Vehicles Regulations that will affect Mental Health wards, including the Felindre Ward in Bronllys. Rhydian and John from the Patients’ Council attended a meeting on...

Smoking Ban in Hospital Grounds

Public Health Bill (2017) and new Smoke Ban Regulations coming into force in 2019 The Patients' Council was invited to a meeting at the Felindre Ward at Bronllys Hospital recently to engage about a consultation that was recently launched by the Welsh...

Consultation now open for third sector’s first Digital Code of Practice

Third sector organisations from across the UK have been invited to contribute to the UK's first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year. The code will aim to help charities improve their digital skills and...

Free Sight Loss Information Course for Professionals in Powys

This information course by RNIB is aimed at professionals working in the non-sight loss sector who would like to increase their knowledge of what sight loss services are available locally and nationally. The course will provide attendees with an...

New Board Members Needed for the Charity Commission

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint three new board members for the Charity Commission. In particular it is looking to recruit one board member "who knows about conditions in Wales" and also one who is legally...

Ymrwymiad i leisiau pobl ifanc

Daeth plant ysgolion cynradd at ei gilydd yr wythnos yma (dydd Mawrth, 26 Mehefin) i siarad am faterion sydd o bwys iddyn nhw. Cynhaliwyd y digwyddiad 'Dweud eich Dweud' ym Mhlas Gregynog ger Y Drenewydd gyda phobl ifanc rhwng wyth ac un ar ddeg oed...

Commitment to young people’s voices

Over 80 primary school children came together this week (Tuesday 26 June) at a 'Have Your Say Day' event at Gregynog Hall, near Newtown to learn about and share their views on issues such as health and healthy eating, reducing littering in our...

Powys Business Awards now open for applications!

Judging Criteria for Social Enterprise/Charity Award Sponsor: Mid Wales Housing Association This award is open to any charitable organisation or a community/social enterprise trading in Powys with a social purpose and/or a not-for-profit basis. The...

The Value of Small

Small and medium-sized charities (SMCs) − whose annual income falls between £10,000 and £1 million − are a vital part of everyday life in communities across England and Wales. Most SMCs are based and operate at a local level and include a wide range...

Consultation on NHS Future Fit – Acute services for residents in Montgomeryshire and East Radnorshire

NHS Future Fit aims to agree the future shape of safe and sustainable hospital services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin - working with communities and partners across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales who rely on these services. These...

Children Young People and Families PAVO Network Meetings Summer 2018

Monday 9 July 2018 - PAVO, Unit 30, Ddole Road Enterprise Park, Llandrindod. 9.30am start - 1pmTuesday 10 July 2018 - Oriel Gallery, Newtown. 2pm start - 4.30pm.Tuesday 17 July 2018 - The Studio, Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon 2pm start - 4.30pm. This...

Translight Community Stage Lighting | A voluntary stage lighting service for community events and perfomances

Translight Community Stage Lighting is a non-profit making company providing a stage lighting services to a wide area. We are group of enthusiastic volunteers based in Mid Wales near Presteigne in Powys and we set up Translight in 1977. We offer...

WWHA Leasehold Manager

Leasehold Manager Location: Cardiff Hours: 37 a week Permanent Salary: Band I, £35,277-£42,217 per annum We are seeking an experienced and skilled Leasehold Manager to lead in the provision of strategic leasehold management and work...

Powys County Council Home Support Project

Below is the link to the launch bulletin and supporting leaflets for the Home Support Services that have been developed or newly established as part of the Powys County Council Home Support Project. Home Support aims to provide support and...

Hyfforddiant GDPR – Nid cyffrous, ond hanfodol

Beth yw GDPR? Mae GDPR yn ddull diogelu data sy'n deilwng o'r unfed ganrif ar hugain. Ei nod yw diogelu unigolion yn fwy ac felly roi mwy o rwymedigaethau preifatrwydd i fudiadau. Helpwch i ddiogelu preifatrwydd ac osgoi dirwyon posib drwy gadw lle...

GDPR Training – Not exciting, but essential

What is GDPR? GDPR is a 21st century approach to data protection, it aims to provide more protection for individuals and therefore more privacy obligations for organisations. Help protect privacy and avoid potential fines by signing up to our...

PAVO Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now come into effect.

Curtain of Poppies

Sage & Thyme Foundation Level Training Course - April, May & June

First home delivered Sage & Thyme Foundation Course Sage & Thyme Foundation Level Training Course Powys Teaching Health Board, in partnership with care homes and the voluntary sector is introducing Sage & Thyme training, a method of teaching the...

Powys Wellbeing Plan – Powys 2040

Powys' Public Service Board (PSB) agreed the final version of the County's multi-agency strategic plan at its meeting on 2 March 2018. The Plan has been subject to some revision as a result views gathered in the public consultation on the draft Plan...

Children’s Services Co-ordinator

£21,000 per annum, Dolfor, Mid Wales, 37.5 hours per week. The Honeypot Children's Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children aged 5-12, many of whom would otherwise have nowhere to turn. At our...

Future role of town and community councils

A Welsh Government review of the town and community council sector has been ongoing for some time, with the aim of giving everyone the chance to shape the future of the role of councils.  A number of events have been organised aimed at council...

Have your say on who speaks for the Third Sector nationally

The Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC) is a formal mechanism for regular dialogue and partnership working between Welsh Government and the third sector. The Council is chaired by the Minister for Local Government and Public Services, Alun...

Policy and Assurance Advisor

The purpose of this role is to provide professional, proactive and effective support and advice to the Police and Crime Commissioner to enable delivery of his statutory responsibilities, and in particular to lead on assurance activity. Shortlisting...

Bronllys Well-being Park CLT (Community Land Trust) Ltd Press Release

"Future Generations - Our Communities Wealth is it's Health" Bronllys Well Being Park (CLT) Ltd Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Adams MBA MCMI as our Project Development Officer. Jon has excellent credentials previously being...

New Powys Partnership Boards Established

As part of the ongoing work to simplify multi-agency partnerships in Powys and develop the partnership structure of Powys' Regional Partnership Board (RPBhttps://tinyurl.com/<wbr />ybkq9dm2) two new partnership boards have been created and have...

Mid Powys Mind Job Vacancy

Youth Worker Location: Llandrindod Wells Hours: 7 Hours per week Salary: £10.68/£11.25 per hour (Unqualified/NVQ) Health & Social care level 3 equivalent). This is a new post with a 1 year fixed contract. An exciting opportunity to join a...

Launch of Inspiring Families Programme

Calan DVS are launching their new 'Inspiring Families' programme. It is a new intervention and assessment programme which aims to strengthen and stabilise families. It is a structured 10 week programme for families affected by domestic abuse who wish...

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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