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PAVO's role in supporting Social Enterprise

We provide:

  • Information - Start up (Information on structures),
  • Support for groups to examine - Social enterprise: is it for you?
  • Mentoring and support - to set up a structure which meets the groups' needs
  • Guidance on developing a project
  • Support to prepare a business plan
  • Funding support - support to develop skills for preparing applications and managing and monitoring funding
  • Support on raising funds, ICT, events etc.
  • Support with Tendering applications
  • Preparation or amendment of governing documents
  • Developing policies and procedures Policies (everything from equalities to safeguarding)
  • Providing model policies (everything from equalities to safeguarding)
  • Jargon busting
  • Support to engage with the community and/ or service users
  • Bespoke training
  • Access to training
  • Advice on volunteering
  • Outreach mini events

Facilitate multi-agency task groups for potential social enterprise initiatives


The MWSEA is facilitated by PAVO, but driven by Powys Social Enterprises.

It aims to:

1. Provide a voice / lobbying function

2. Demonstrate the worth of Social Enterprise in Powys

3. Provide networking, information sharing / exchange

4. Promote trading opportunities for and between social enterprises

5. Provide Signposting

6. Promote and support business sustainability

Quarterly meetings are held at a different host Social Enterprise, with them holding the post of Chair. PAVO provides co-ordination support to the Alliance.

If you wish to become a member of the Alliance, please contact Claire Sterry on 01597 822191 or email

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