ICF Capital Grant

The 2022 application round is now closed for this grant

About the fund

The Powys Regional Partnership Board has made available a small discretionary fund for third sector organisations in the county to carry out renovations or purchase equipment.  The aim of the fund is to support Social Value in Powys and address locally identified priorities.

Applicants must demonstrate the need for their project in terms of Social Value, how it aims to address identified priorities, the scope of the proposal, how it will be managed and delivered, and the outcomes that will be achieved.

The total value of the fund is £20,000, no limits have been set on the amount that can be applied for as the panel will make decisions based on the best use of the available resource

The fund must be spent by 31st March 2022 and is available for capital costs only, including but not limited to:

  • Equipment projects which support people to live independently in their own home and may reduce hospital admissions or speed up hospital discharge
  • ICT equipment
  • Refurbishment or development of community spaces

Organisations cannot apply for vehicle purchases.

Application is deadline February 13 at 11:59pm.

Locally Identified Priorities

The core aim of the fund is to support Social Value such as the development of preventative activities that improve well-being, help people to live independently and reduce the need for higher-level intervention.

The following gaps that have been identified by PAVO Community Connectors and Statutory Services will be prioritised but not limited to:

  • Practical and wellbeing support for housebound individuals
  • Peer support for new parents
  • Welfare visits and help at home for the elderly
  • Mental health and wellbeing support for the under 50s (including children and young people)
  • One-to-one support for teenagers
  • Support for people with serious sight or hearing loss
  • Social opportunities and community classes
  • Prescription Collection
  • Reduce loneliness and isolation
  • Helping people stay well at home


Your organisation can apply if it meets the following eligibility criteria

  • It is a Third/voluntary sector (not-for-profit) organisation and is independent of government, private and public sectors
    • Registered charity
    • Constituted group
    • Community Interest Company
    • Charitable Incorporated Organisation
    • Company limited by guarantee
    • Company limited by shares where all shares are held by one of the above (i.e. wholly owned social business subsidiary of a Charity)
    • Industrial and Provident Society (IPS) in the form of a Community Benefit Society (BenCom)
    • Financial Mutuals
  • The funding will be for activities/services/communities in Powys
  • Your organisation has at least 2 authorised signatories

Your organisation cannot apply if you are:

  • A political organisation
  • A statutory organisation
  • A private organisation
  • An individual

Organisations applying for the grant must:

  • Have a governing document
  • Have a bank account
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage a grant
  • Demonstrate that they have in place the relevant policies and insurances
  • Address one or more of the Four Priorities funding priorities and have evidence of need

Due diligence checks will be carried out by PAVO staff before applications are submitted for review by a panel. If your organisation does not have all the relevant policies in place, PAVO can provide support to implement them.

The support of a PAVO Development Officer is available to any organisation that wishes to submit an application. It is highly recommended that you get in touch before submitting an application. Please contact Haydn Taylor, Social Value Development Officer between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Wednesday.

Email: haydn.taylor(at)pavo.org.uk

Phone: 01597 822191


  • Successful applicants will receive 100% of the grant upon completion of the necessary paperwork.
  • Grant recipients will be required to submit a monitoring report
    • Failure to provide monitoring data may preclude you from applying to future PAVO administered grants
  • Failure to comply with this requirement will result in possible ‘clawback’ of funding and groups being barred from accessing funding in the following year.

Once your application is ready, please submit it to grants(at)pavo.org.uk along with all supplementary documents.