We are supporting thousands of volunteers and hundreds of groups / organisations through our 13 Community Connector Support Networks. This week we started operating an out of hours duty line 5pm-10pm weekdays & 10am - 5pm weekends.
There has been a...
Have a look here for short lived funding streams and grants that you can apply for to support COVID 19 efforts
UCL Behavioural Science and Health has launched a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.
Key workers need to have identification that asserts their need to travel and carry out key duties.
It's important to be able to support all members of our community with the help and advice they need. Here are some NHS posters with Covid 19 advice in different languages.
Criminals are exploiting the current Coronavirus outbreak and playing upon people’s fears of the pandemic.
Credu supports Young Carers and Adult Carers. We hope you are keeping as well as possible during this time, though we know that many Carers are very concerned about their families regarding Coronavirus.
Several organisations are offering help and support to young people to support them during COVID 19
All our advocates are working from home, but all our phone, fax systems, emails are functioning as normal. Until further notice our team will not be providing face-to-face support but we are able to give support by phone, video calls, Whatsapps.
Availability of supplies for voluntary organisations carrying out vital roles
Ruth Marks, WCVA’s Chief Executive, outlines the role of the WCVA and the current focus of their work to support voluntary organisations during this difficult time.
..in ensuring that communities continue to live harmoniously in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and that any tensions which may be brewing are mitigated effectively before they have a chance to escalate
There is some limited ICF Funds available to constituted Social Value Sector organisations and informal groups working in partnership with their local Social Value/Third Sector Organisation and/or Community Council to support essential or emergency...
The coronavirus pandemic has raised serious issues for trustees of all charities, meaning that risk management and effective decision-making are more important than ever.
During these unprecedented times it is vital that we also continue to offer the highest standards of care at the end of life.
Social care employers, We Care Wales, want to help address the staff shortages you might be facing right now.
Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends.
Emergency childcare hubs will be operating from 13 locations across the county from this Friday (27 March), Powys County Council has said.
Could you spare some time to help our Health and Care services as a volunteer?
Looking after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID 19 pandemic is essential to our physical wellbeing.
The Charity Commission has announced that any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.
Age Cymru is to offer a check-in-and-chat telephone service for the over 70s in Wales who live alone. It is hoped that the initiative will help provide some reassurances to older people, answer basic queries and link people to local services and...
"We face an unprecedented challenge to our health, economy, businesses, personal finance and way of life. And many of those who normally help society – our charities – are going to face similar pressures right now too" Martin says.
Guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The world is a worrying place at the moment, particularly for people who are facing the prospect of self-isolating for periods of anywhere between 2-12 weeks.
Please click here for important information regarding the Social Value Development Fund.
Statement from Glenn Bowen, Wales Co-operative Centre’s Director for Enterprise:
Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.
There are lots of ways you can volunteer for Llandrindod Samaritans - find out more here....
For updated information please go to......
The scheme funds grants of up to £20,000 and closes on 26th May 2020
This is to assist groups and organisations address climate change issues.
The fund is available to Social Value Sector organisations to develop new or to expand preventative services and activities that improve well being, reduce the need for higher level intervention and improve the ability of individuals to live active...
Believe it or not, Spring is coming...at last. Whether you are an experienced Chair or new Manager, budding volunteer or seasoned staff member, what better season to learn some new tricks to help you and your organisation thrive in the year ahead?
Small Grants scheme to promote health and wellbeing 2020-2021
The Social Value Development Fund is now open for applications and will close at midnight on 31st March 2020.
All across Wales, and South Wales in particular, communities have been hit by Storm Dennis and the flooding it has caused.
Find out more here......
Carbon Trust Webinar: This webinar is aimed specifically at Welsh small- to medium- sized organisations to help them save money and energy, as well as reduce their environmental impact through good energy management and cost-effective energy saving...
The inUnity film festival is looking for creative, meaningful short videos by young people that show how giving back drives change in society.
Become part of Team WAAT4 by taking part in the WAAT4 Challenge 2020, and raise funds for the vulnerable within the communities.
All the videos produced during the training sessions will participate to the InUnity Online Film Festival. The winning videos will be showcased at Gofod3 in March.
Llandrindod welcomes a new community transport scheme provided by Royal Voluntary Service!
Social Value Development Fund to 'pump prime' new or to expand existing preventative services during 2020/21
WCVA are undertaking some research into attitudes towards quality standards in the voluntary sector.
For allotment owners everywhere, February is known as the beginning of the ‘Hungry Gap’ – where the winter stores of spuds and swedes are starting to run out but the ground is still too cold to sow the seeds of new growth. Well it’s not that...
Powys County Council is currently developing its vision for education in Powys.
The Council has prepared a document which outlines its emerging vision for education in Powys.
Have a look at our 2020 training course schedule - there's lots on offer and more to follow!
The Knife Angel is the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression; and has been sculpted out of knives that have been surrendered to/or seized by police forces throughout the UK.
In December 2018, Powys County Council stopped publishing comments from “third parties” on their planning website........
We are excited to release our first ever podcast.
Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities.
Paris, 29 October 2019 – The winners of the 2019 European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s top honour in the field, were celebrated with the Grande Soirée du Patrimoine Européen at the recently restored Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris....
Applications for the 2020 Weston Charity Awards are now OPEN.
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020.
Did your organisation miss the Comic Relief Deadline?
We are opening the scheme again for a brief window of opportunity
Raising funds for Ponthafren Association
The Active Offer is providing a service in Welsh without someone having to ask for it.
We’re marking The National Lottery’s 25th birthday with a new fund for communities with great ideas to bring people together all over the UK.
Apply to #CelebrateNationalLottery25 now
We'd like to find out where Powys voluntary organisations are with using the internet and digital technologies.
What support might be needed? What help can be given? Please take our 3-minute survey to help us plan our future support!
A a one day course to build confidence, knowledge and skills so that attendees can actively participate in the planning and reviewing of Public Services in Powys
We are inviting you to take part in the Wales Public Body Equality Partnership consultation on their Equality Objectives and actions for 2020 to 2024.
At PAVO we aim to continually improve the ways in which we provide services to the third sector in Powys.
PREPARATION OF THE OPERATIONAL PLAN 2020/21 - QUESTIONNAIRE FOR STAKEHOLDERS
The next Wales Webinar has been announced! It will be taking place at 1pm on Thursday 5th December and it will last for 30 minutes, perfect for fitting into a lunch break!
WCVA is inviting heritage organisations in Wales to apply for dedicated development support from our Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project.
We’re counting down to the Welsh Charity Awards this Friday!
PAVO's Welsh Language Development Officer Gwern ap Gwyn has been developing resources and tools to help organisations with the Active Offer.
We have created an online resource for trustees and staff to access, it has information around governance, funding and volunteering as well as short videos of why individuals became trustees.
Understanding Welsh Places presents information on the economy, demographic make-up and local services of more than 300 places in Wales in a quick and easy format.
Do you have a project that could benefit from analytical expertise?
Want access to those skills for FREE?
Winter seems to have arrived early this year, and is traditionally a time of reflection and preparation for a new year of work and growth. So what better time to look at the fundamentals of your organisation and invest in its future by coming on one...
After a long and difficult judging process, the votes are in...our esteemed panel have chosen 30 brilliant organisations and volunteers for the shortlist of the Welsh Charity Awards.
Charities the Trussell Trust and FareShare are appealing to people in Powys to volunteer to help in the UK’s biggest food collection for people in need.
Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm funds local community projects every year during the lifetime of the wind farm
The Accolades are back and we’re now accepting entries and nominations!
The Accolades are awards that recognise, celebrate and share excellent work by organisations, groups or teams in social care, early years and childcare.
Contact PAVO for support with your application. We can talk through your project ideas, help you with any issues around eligibility, advise around evidence of need, and check your application before submission.
Your Views Sought - Powys County Council is feeling the squeeze!
The continued pressure on public spending means that between £8m and £13m needs to be found during next year so we can set a balanced budget - required by law.
Thousands of people across the UK will post crossed finger selfies on social media on Tuesday 29 October to help celebrate The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.
A total of £128,000 is available between now and the end of March 2020
and a further £175,000 between April'20 - March'21
If you're yet to nominate a charity, social enterprise, community group or volunteer in the Welsh Charity Awards, then you're running out of time...the nominations stage closes on 2 October (next Wednesday!)
Small grants up to £800 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.
Swansea University is looking to talk to people aged over 18 who are using social care services in Wales.
This is part of a research study about people’s experiences of using social care in the last few years.
We’ve listed out some common...
Two in five people across the UK live in a town, but it is the unique sense of place, identity and shared history of each town which means that policies aimed at their regeneration cannot be rolled out in a way that discounts how distinctive they are
The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls.
With funding being reduced across many service areas, Powys Lotto is a way to empower our good causes to raise money for themselves and help continue providing vital services for Powys residents.
The next round of Engagement Events will help you to identify, plan and communicate the positive difference your organisation makes to society.
This report provides a review of the Well-being Plans of the Local Authorities that cover the Mid Wales region, with the intent of developing an understanding of the well-being needs of the people of Mid Wales.
The forum welcomes people who want to work toward greater racial equality in the region, most especially ethnic minority people.
The Committees of the National Assembly for Wales are seeking information to inform their scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget proposals for 2020-21. Anyone wishing to contribute can do so by submitting a formal response to the...
1. What are we trying to achieve?
2. How can I get involved?
3. What services could be provided at home?
....and much more - find out here!
A new report from WCVA outlines the need for creative collaboration across sectors to ensure sustainable funding streams for voluntary organisations in Wales
Thursday 18th July 10.00-3.00 at The Red House, Old Town Hall, High St, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AE.
The Welsh Ambulance Service wants to understand what you need and expect from them when using the services they provide.
We've changed! We are giving you an opportunity to find out what we will be doing differently over the next 5 years.
For groups working on projects working to protect wildlife and the environment, support vulnerable groups and renewable energy projects.
The search for the next winners of the annual Powys Business Awards (now celebrating its tenth year) has been launched!
Last years' winners pictured just below: East Radnorshire Day Centre, with award sponsor Mid Wales Housing and Awards host...
A new state of the art health and social care facility for north Powys could soon be a reality thanks to funding from Welsh Government.
The Trusted Charity Mark is the externally assessed award for Trusted Charity users which demonstrates achievement of the Trusted Charity standards. This nationally recognised award offers both users and funders/commissioners external verification of...
The Active Offer is providing a service in Welsh without someone having to ask for it.
Service users don’t usually realise that they can ask to recieve their services in Welsh, so the active offer gives reassurance and enables any service users that...
The ninth annual Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards took place on the 6th June 2019, at the Pavilion, Llandrindod Wells. The celebration of volunteering was attended by volunteers and guests from around the county and was organised by Powys...
The changes are designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third-party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising. The new code is also easier for the public to navigate, so that they know what to...
Intimidated by the internet?
Worried by the world wide web?
Grab a cuppa and get comfy online.
Free training in Crickhowell, Knighton and Welshpool
A chance for us to thank and celebrate volunteers in Powys!
These bulletins aim to inform and engage local stakeholders in the development of 111 and GP Out of Hours Services in Powys.
A consultation was launched in May regarding changes to the Smoke Free premises and Vehicles Regulations that will affect Mental Health wards, including the Felindre Ward in Bronllys. Rhydian and John from the Patients’ Council attended a meeting on...
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now come into effect.