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.
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.
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.