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’ 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.
An online survey asking Wales’ children and young people for their views and opinions during the Coronavirus pandemic has launched today.
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.
A volunteer tells us about her experience as a Covid-19 Health and Care Volunteer in Powys.
Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide and annual festival of volunteering which takes place from 1-7 June every year.
Volunteers and local businesses are providing more meals on wheels in Welshpool with a little help from the C-SERT Emergency Fund.
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 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 Offices continue to remain open to provide essential services such as access to cash,cheque deposits, bill payments and sending and collecting parcels.
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.
The Welsh Language Commissioner’s office is offering free translations under 1000 words to voluntary organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ten top tips to support parents and carers of young children from birth to four years old during lockdown at home.
Hay Festival goes digital ! Attending Hay Festival Digital 2020 online is completely free and couldn't be easier.
Welsh Women's Aid has launched a COVID-19 Bystander Toolkit.
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.
The latest PTHB update is for local stakeholders in Powys
PAVO would like to show appreciation to everbody working and volunteering during covid-19!
Funding from the C-SERT Emergency Fund is helping Powys communities respond to changing needs.
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.
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...
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 are still open to offer support regardless of whether you have accessed their services before.
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...
Almost two thirds of charity respondents to an IoF Cymru survey expect to make cuts to their services as a result of Covid-19.
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.
During the current pandemic the credit union office will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.00-12.30.
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.
The announcement includes some further details of who is included in the additional cohort
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...
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.
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...
The latest important updates including financial support, housing, benefits and childcare.
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...
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”?...
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.
The Food Standards Agency has updated their guidance on food safety for community cooking and food banks.
A selection of delectable ideas to appease your appetite for arts while staying at home..
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!
Mid and North Powys Mind are keen to offer their services to as many people as possible during this time.
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.
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...
The Charity Commission has issued guidance about managing financial difficulties caused by coronavirus.
All the latest news and information from Welsh Ambulance Services
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'
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.
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?
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.
We are keen to help Welsh charities continue their operations during the Covid-19 crisis.
A personal message from Carol Shillabeer - Chief Executive Powys Teaching Health Board
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.
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.
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.
Young and Adult carers are doing incredibly important work to care for someone.
Home is not always synonymous with safety .
Audiology update for hearing aid support during COVID-19
The Government’s scheme to help pay people’s wages and support businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic has gone live.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Llanidloes launches its COVID 19 Mutual Aid Fund after their Good Friday Fish supper fed 300 people and raised £1500
Emerging evidence shows that smokers are at a greater risk of severe respiratory disease from COVID-19
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 provides a website directory of bereavement support that covers the UK.
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...
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.
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...
CAB's main objective at the moment is to make people aware that they are still providing a service across Powys
Good advice and information for any groups or organisations that are now responsible for handling personal information.
Good news for volunteers supporting people in roles that involve handling money.
Essential advice and information for those of you who are providing support services for those in self-isolation / quarantine.
It is with great sadness that we note the sudden death of our dear friend and Board Chair, Ian Charlesworth.
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 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
Perinatal Mental Health support services will continue to be available during the COVID 19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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 is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.
ASDA helps to support volunteer shopping with a Volunteer Shopping Card.
Like all public facing services Citizens Advice are having to adjust normal delivery patterns in the face of the Corona-Virus epidemic
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...
Have a look here for short lived funding streams and grants that you can apply for to support COVID 19 efforts
UCL Behavioural Science and Health has launched a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.
Key workers need to have identification that asserts their need to travel and carry out key duties.
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.
Criminals are exploiting the current Coronavirus outbreak and playing upon people’s fears of the pandemic.
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.
Several organisations are offering help and support to young people to support them during 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
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.
..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
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...
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.
During these unprecedented times it is vital that we also continue to offer the highest standards of care at the end of life.
Social care employers, We Care Wales, want to help address the staff shortages you might be facing right now.
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 will be operating from 13 locations across the county from this Friday (27 March), Powys County Council has said.
Could you spare some time to help our Health and Care services as a volunteer?
Looking after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID 19 pandemic is essential to our physical wellbeing.
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 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...
"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.
Guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
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.
Please click here for important information regarding the Social Value Development Fund.
Statement from Glenn Bowen, Wales Co-operative Centre’s Director for Enterprise:
Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.
There are lots of ways you can volunteer for Llandrindod Samaritans - find out more here....
For updated information please go to......
The scheme funds grants of up to £20,000 and closes on 26th May 2020
This is to assist groups and organisations address climate change issues.
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...
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 Grants scheme to promote health and wellbeing 2020-2021
The Social Value Development Fund is now open for applications and will close at midnight on 31st March 2020.
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......
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...
The inUnity film festival is looking for creative, meaningful short videos by young people that show how giving back drives change in society.
Become part of Team WAAT4 by taking part in the WAAT4 Challenge 2020, and raise funds for the vulnerable within the communities.
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.
Llandrindod welcomes a new community transport scheme provided by Royal Voluntary Service!
Social Value Development Fund to 'pump prime' new or to expand existing preventative services during 2020/21
WCVA are undertaking some research into attitudes towards quality standards in the voluntary sector.
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...
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.
Have a look at our 2020 training course schedule - there's lots on offer and more to follow!
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.
In December 2018, Powys County Council stopped publishing comments from “third parties” on their planning website........
We are excited to release our first ever podcast.
Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities.
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....
Applications for the 2020 Weston Charity Awards are now OPEN.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020.
Did your organisation miss the Comic Relief Deadline?
We are opening the scheme again for a brief window of opportunity
Raising funds for Ponthafren Association
The Active Offer is providing a service in Welsh without someone having to ask for it.
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
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!
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
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.
At PAVO we aim to continually improve the ways in which we provide services to the third sector in Powys.
PREPARATION OF THE OPERATIONAL PLAN 2020/21 - QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STAKEHOLDERS
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!
WCVA is inviting heritage organisations in Wales to apply for dedicated development support from our Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project.
We’re counting down to the Welsh Charity Awards this Friday!
PAVO's Welsh Language Development Officer Gwern ap Gwyn has been developing resources and tools to help organisations with the Active Offer.
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.
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.
Do you have a project that could benefit from analytical expertise?
Want access to those skills for FREE?
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...
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.
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.
Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm funds local community projects every year during the lifetime of the wind farm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!)
Small grants up to £800 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.
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...
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
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.
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.
The next round of Engagement Events will help you to identify, plan and communicate the positive difference your organisation makes to society.
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.
The forum welcomes people who want to work toward greater racial equality in the region, most especially ethnic minority people.
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...
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!
A new report from WCVA outlines the need for creative collaboration across sectors to ensure sustainable funding streams for voluntary organisations in Wales
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.
We've changed! We are giving you an opportunity to find out what we will be doing differently over the next 5 years.
For groups working on projects working to protect wildlife and the environment, support vulnerable groups and renewable energy projects.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Intimidated by the internet?
Worried by the world wide web?
Grab a cuppa and get comfy online.
Free training in Crickhowell, Knighton and Welshpool
A chance for us to thank and celebrate volunteers in Powys!
These bulletins aim to inform and engage local stakeholders in the development of 111 and GP Out of Hours Services in Powys.
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...
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now come into effect.