PAVO AGM and Annual Conference

PAVO holds a major third sector conference each year. It offers an  opportunity for us all to meet and look together at important issues.



Tuesday 19th November 2019 10.00– 3.30pm

“What Matters to You / Our Powys”

Cefn Lea Conference Centre, Dolfor, Newtown, Powys SY16 4AJ

I am very pleased to invite you to PAVO’s Annual Conference and General Meeting, which will be held this year on Tuesday 19th November 2019.  Please find the programme attached or click on this link.

The day will provide an opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and listen to the views, observations and perspective of Powys’ voluntary organisations.  This will inform the development of a new Third Sector Scheme for Powys.

The day will include What Matter Listening Groups focussing on topics such as ‘Money, Influence, Support, Visioning and Workforce. The afternoon will focus on a panel discussion.

There will also be a Third Sector Market Place giving you an opportunity to network and promote your services. We hope that as many organisations as possible will have a stall.

A warm welcome awaits all volunteers, staff & trustees and I very much hope you can join us for the event. Coffee will be available from 9.30am before the commencement of our AGM at 10.00am.

PAVO’s AGM and Annual Conference provide a great opportunity to meet other colleagues in the sector, as well as partners in other sectors to share information and good practice.

To let us know if you are able to attend, Listening Group session choice & any requirements please complete the online booking form, telephone: 01597 822191 or email: ruth.middleton(at)

I look forward to seeing you on 19th November.

Yours Sincerely

Ian Charlesworth

Chair, Board of Trustees


2018 AGM & Annual Conference

PAVO's 2018 Annual General Meeting and Conference was held on 13 November 2018 with the theme of 'Resourceful Communities'.

The annual election of Trustees to sit upon PAVO’s Board saw the election of two new trustees:

  • Margaret Evitts
  • Peter Swanson

On a more poignant note, the AGM also saw Gloria Jones Powell stand-down from her long served role upon the Board. Many PAVO members and partner organisations will know Gloria from her role for many years as PAVO’s Chair but also for her tireless work in representing Powys’ Third Sector and its interests in many different settings and partnerships across our county. 

Please click on the link to view the PAVO Impact Report 2018

The conference was attended by representatives from a huge range of local community groups and voluntary organisations, national charities and public sector organisations, it included: 

  • A key note address from Peter Davies
  • Presentations of examples of community and voluntary activity that strengthen's communities that are already taking place in Powys
  • A range of workshops looking at different ways that communities can be supported to become more resourceful

Feedback from attendees about the day included:

  • “The standard of organisation and venue were excellent” 
  • “Very good event – great atmosphere and attitudes” 
  • “Excellent day – thank you!” 

If you were unable to PAVO’s Annual Conference 2018, or did but would like to re-visit some of its content, you can view these videos of the parts of the day:    


Peter Davies' address to conference

Resourceful Communities: Erwood Pit Stop

Overview of conference workshop sessions

Resourceful Communities: Cultivate:

Resourceful Communities: Llandegley

AGM and Conference feedback

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Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

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