Community Car Schemes

There are thirteen Community or Voluntary Car Schemes in Powys based in Llanfyllin, Welshpool, Machynlleth, Newtown, Llanidloes, Rhayader, Knighton, Presteigne, Builth Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell and Ystradgynlais.


Seven of the Community Car Schemes are run through the local Community Support agencies or Volunteer Bureaux and are managed by the management committees of those agencies. The Schemes recruit volunteer drivers who use their own car to provide door-to-door transport. The Schemes are open to people who do not have reasonable access to other forms of transport. In Powys the priority for transport is for health appointments, but also includes journeys that meet everyday needs.

The drivers are paid expenses to cover the mileage they incur up to 45p per mile. Users are asked to meet some or all of the costs, but additional funding is needed to meet the full costs of operating the service.


The following Community Car schemes operate in Powys:

  • Builth Wells Community Support - 01982 553004
  • CAMAD (Machynlleth) - 01654 700071
  • Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau - 01873 812177
  • Hay-on-Wye Dial a Ride - 01497 821616
  • Knighton Community Support  - 01547 520653
  • Llanidloes Community Transport - 01686 414997
  • Llanwrtyd Wells Community Transport - 01982 552727
  • North Montgomeryshire Volunteer Bureau (Welshpool) - 01938 554484
  • Oswestry Community Action - 01691 656882
  • Presteigne Community Support - 01544 267961
  • Rhayader Community Support - 01597 810921
  • Ystradgynlais Community Car scheme - 01639 849720