About PAVO

PAVO is the County Voluntary Council for Powys supporting the third sector in Powys (third sector is a term for the range of organisations including voluntary and community organisations, registered charities and associations, self-help groups and community groups, social enterprises, mutuals and co-operatives.)

PAVO is a membership organisation.  Membership is open to all third sector organisations and groups and Town and Community Councils in Powys, all working to meet the needs of people and communities across Powys.  We have over 730-member organisations and regular contact with over 1500 organisations.

PAVO is accountable to a trustee board elected by our members.

Our membership and reach underpin PAVO’s important role providing a strategic and accountable third sector voice for Powys.

PAVO is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity (Registered Charity Number: 1069557, Company Limited by Guarantee Number: 3522144. Registered Office: Unit 30, Ddole Road Industrial Estate, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6DF.)

We employ full-time and part-time staff, mainly divided between our two main offices in Newtown and Llandrindod Wells.

Third Sector Support Wales

PAVO is part of the Third Sector Support Wales, a network of support organisations for the whole of the third sector in Wales. It consists of the 19 local and regional County Voluntary Councils (PAVO is a County Voluntary Council) and the national support body, Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).

As Third Sector Support Wales, we work with people, volunteers and third sector groups to identify and address what matters to them.  To achieve our shared goals, we collaborate with other key partners across the third sector, the public sector, business, research and funders.

4 areas of activity are:

  • volunteering
  • good governance
  • sustainable funding
  • engagement and influencing.

Our work is broadly focused on the common themes of:

  • information and advice
  • learning and development
  • networking and communication
  • shaping, influencing and building the social capital (positive relations between people who live and work in communities) and strength of the third sector
  • raising the profile of the third sector.

PAVO’s history

We are proud to have been working to support Powys for nearly 25 years.

In 1974 Powys Rural Council was created from the three independent Rural Community Councils of Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Brecknockshire. Powys Rural Council became PAVO in 1994, changing its name to Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations.

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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