Social Value Development

The two year Social Value Development project works closely with the Social Value Forum to support the development of new or to expand preventative health and well being services and activities provided by the Social Value Sector.

"Social Value is a term that seeks to capture an ethos and value base that promotes respect, collaboration and collective endeavour towards securing well-being outcomes for individuals and communities".

The key objectives of the Social Value Development project include:
  • Setting up new or to expand preventative activities and services
  • Improve individuals Health and Well Being to reduce the need for higher level intervention
  • Improve the ability for individuals to live and active and independent life
  • Provide activities and services that have been designed through consulting with beneficiaries to establish what matters to them

 Social Value Forum Development Fund

The aim of the Social Value Development Fund is to fund new or to extend existing social value sector preventative services and activities that fill and bridge gaps in current

provision that improve mental and physical well-being, help individuals to live an independent life with the aim of reducing the need for higher level intervention. The

funding has been made available from the Powys Regional Partnership Board via the Social Value Forum

We have the opportunity to do a second round of applications. with the closing date being 11.59pm on the 10 September 2021.

For more information, and application forms, please click  here 

Social Value Moving Forward Awards announced - August 2020

The aim of the fund is to set up or expand initiatives that improve peoples well being to help them to lead an independent life and to reduce the need on higher level interventions. 


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic applicants were asked to demonstrate how their initiative will adapt to comply with social distancing requirements.

Sixteen Powys organisations have been successful with their application to the Social Value Moving forward Fund.

The Game Change Project

Providing digital support to isolated people, supporting young people to volunteer in the Caersws, Llanidloes and Newtown areas

December 2020 News: Social Value Funded intergenerational project to help Crickhowell Care Home Residents feel less isolated  

Thanks to the Social Value Moving Forward Fund, The Game Change Project has been able to recruit and train a group of sixth form students from Crickhowell high school to be “digital heroes”.

They will now be on hand to assist older people with technology! 

They will be linking with two local care homes, Greenhill and Oaklands to deliver some interactive video calls with the elderly residents.

Many of the residents suffer from dementia and it is hoped that chatting to the young people about their lives and sharing photographs will take them on a trip down memory lane as well as giving the young people an insight into the things that can help older people feel less isolated.

Looking ahead to when restrictions are eased, the students are also hoping to run some face to face support to help older people in the community get to grips with technology and using the internet.

Rotary Club Passport Powys

To supply and redistribute fresh food, vegetables to vulnerable people in Powys via food banks and other enterprises to avoid waste.

Distribution of cooked and chilled meals in North Powys.

Rotary Passport Powys and the Game Change Project come together! Autumn 2020  

Volunteers from the Rotary Passport Scheme recently transported seven young people from The Game Change Project base, just outside Caersws to the Red Kite Cafe at Clywedog, Llanidloes.

After working hard to clear an overgrown area outside Caffi Clywedog the young volunteers were treated to a hearty lunch, followed by an outdoor landscape art workshop with a local artist.

The day was hosted by an organisation called Radiate Arts who specialise is bringing art to those who would not normally give it a go. Members of Passport Rotary Powys have also been sharing their skills and knowledge with young people at The Game Change project by acting as mentors.

More information about the Game Change Project can be found on their facebook page

More information can be found about Rotary Passport can be found here

Knighton Community Centre

Covid-19 training sessions for volunteers in readiness for re-opening the Community Centre

The Breastfeeding Network

Set up a network of breastfeeding peer supporters throughout Powys and to set up on-line social groups to support breastfeeding mothers.

Eco – Dyfi

To provide sessions that promote physical and mental well being sessions in the Machynlleth area

Llandrindod Wells Spa Town Trust

To provide complimentary therapies to improve and support well being in a safe environment

Arts Connection - Cyswllt Celf

To provide on line felting workshops aimed at vulnerable and shielding people to help reduce isolation and loneliness


To provide artist workshops to vulnerable people in North Powys to help reduce social isolation.

Your Home Your Care

To set up a co-operative to provide domestic services in the Brecon area

Bike to the Future

Reducing Social isolation in the Newtown area through the delivery supported bicycle workshop repair activities to enable intergenerational mixing and skill exchanges.

Tools for Self Reliance

Adaption of premises to comply with social distancing to continue to deliver a service to vulnerable adults

Llanwrtyd Community Transport Scheme

Provision of a shopping bus to collect and deliver shopping to isolated people in Llanwrtyd and surrounding villages.

Hope House

Set up a Powys based service to provide direct support to children and young people and their families in Powys living with complex healthcare and palliative care needs


Setting up a digital Arts and Crafts and Heritage activities . Digital skills training sessions and outdoor activity to promote fitness and mental well being

North Montgomeryshire Volunteer Bureau

Training of volunteers to expand community transport in the Newtown area

Citizens Advice Powys

To recruit and train volunteers to cope with the increasing demand on the service caused by the impact of COVID-19

For further information please contact:

Haydn Taylor - Social Development Officer

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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