A new grant scheme for third sector organisations in Powys.

PAVO are pleased to announce that 16 organisations have been awarded Year 1 funding from the Gwneud gwahaniaeth ym Mhowys / Making a Difference in Powys fund. The aim of the Gwneud gwahaniaeth ym Mhowys / Making a Difference in Powys fund is to grow the capacity of local organisations to deliver new activities that address the priorities for investment identified under the Communities and Place theme of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Powys.

The fund priorities are:
● Communities and place
● Community Transport
● Cultural Heritage and Tourism
● Climate Action
● Cost of Living
● Connecting Communities (digitally or otherwise)
The process was very competitive resulting in some 39 applications being received.


Organisations awarded Year 1 & Year 2 Gwneud gwahaniaeth ym Mhowys / Making a Difference in Powys fund.

(Year 2 awards are currently conditional and dependent on UK Government authorising availability of funding)



Brief Description

Year 1

Year 2

‘artbeat Brecon

Life Music Training and musical activities

Life Music Training and musical activities in a nursing home and other venues in Brecon, to increase inclusivity, and instill enjoyment and fun into everyday life in a care home.



Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf

Cerfluino Vyrnwy

Art, craft, and sculpture project sited at Lake Vyrnwy in Powys that aims to bring together the entire community in a celebration of creativity, collaboration, and cultural expression.



Cultivate (Cwm Harry) Cyfyngedig

Growing Food Together

At our Newtown site through experiential learning of how to grow fresh, nutritious fruit and vegetables from seed, and by teaching people through demonstration how to cook fresh, nutritious food on a budget, we want to help reduce the impact of the cost of living crisis and to improve people’s quality of life.



Cyngor ar Bopeth Powys Citizens Advice

CA Powys Community Outreach Access

Working with remote communities in Powys to establish and design outreach services.



Flora Cultura

Flora Cultura

Working with Bronllys Hospital Flora Cultura is a charity that uses gardening activities and associated crafts in a social group to improve wellbeing. The practice of horticulture gives purpose, brings new skills, and can create a feeling of empowerment.



Josef Herman Foundation

Josef Herman Foundation Heritage Trail and website development programme

Developing Heritage trails around Ystradgynlais.



L.L.A.N.I Ltd

CARP Crown and Anchor Regeneration Project

Scoping community usage options for a historic building in Llanidloes.



Llais y Goedwig

Deall y Dail ( Understand the Leaves)

Harnessing volunteer potential in woodlands across Powys.



Menter Iaith Maldwyn

Celebrating the Treasures of Montgomery

Creating art and delivering arts events in association with national eisteddfod in Meifod.



Oswestry Community Action (Qube)

Better Together

Bringing people together In Llanfyllin to share skills, experience and learn new things in a secure setting.



Peak Cymru (working name of Peak – Art in the Black Mountains Ltd)

Our Plot / Ein Llain

Working with and for Young People (14-30 years) to research, co-design and develop a community garden, planted with trees, vegetables, herbs and flowers, towards increasing biodiversity at Yr Hen Ysgol, Crickhowell..



Rhayader Town Council working with Rhayader 2000 Ltd

Rhayader Town Champion; Engaging the Community

The purpose of this project is to assess the need for a Town Champion in Rhayader by asking the town.



The Friends of The Royal Welsh Regimental Museum.

The Goodwill Festival: Celebrating the Welsh and KwaZulu Natal Shared Heritage

Supporting activity for a four-day Zulu Festival In Brecon which will take place in July 2024.



The Judge’s Lodging Trust

The Judge’s Lodging: constructing a viable community resource – bridging the gap

Boosting marketing and volunteering at a historic building in Presteigne in the period before an income can come on stream leading to long term financial stability.




Designing Three Cocks Nature and Play areas

This project aims to transform Three Cocks into a thriving and sustainable community by designing all green and play spaces that encourage community engagement, local pride, and well-being.



Welsh Water Elan Trust

Cwm Clyd - datgloi ei botensial / Cwm Clyd - unlocking its potential.

A feasibility study to appraise what to do with refurbished buildings.



Ystradgynlais Miners Welfare and Community Hall Trust Ltd

Architectural Feasibility Study / The Welfare - Ystradgynlais - Y Neuadd Les

Architectural Feasibility Study / The Welfare - Ystradgynlais - Y Neuadd Les,




We are awaiting confirmation from the UK Government to determine the availability of Year 2 funding. Once we receive this, we will publicly announce the opening of the second round of applications.

For more details please contact the PAVO Development Officer Shared Prosperity Fund Grant Scheme Gareth Marston on 01597 822191 or e mail

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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