News Past & Present:

Positive News in Difficult Times

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...

Grants for COVID-19 efforts

Have a look here for short lived funding streams and grants that you can apply for to support COVID 19 efforts

NEW Covid-19 Social study *** support with recruitment needed ***

UCL Behavioural Science and Health has launched a study into the psychological and social effects of Covid-19 in the UK.

ID for Key Workers

Key workers need to have identification that asserts their need to travel and carry out key duties.

Covid-19 support information in different languages

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.

COVID 19 Powys Scams & Crimes

Criminals are exploiting the current Coronavirus outbreak and playing upon people’s fears of the pandemic.

Do you look after someone who is unwell or disabled ?

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.

Counselling and Support for Young People During COVID 19

Several organisations are offering help and support to young people to support them during COVID 19

Conwy and Denbighshire Mental Health Advocacy statement regarding 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

Availability of supplies for voluntary organisations carrying out vital roles

WCVA Support During COVID 19

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.

The Powys Community Cohesion Team are playing a significant role... 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...

Coronavirus: Information for Trustees

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.

Working together to look after the dead, dying and bereaved in Powys

During these unprecedented times it is vital that we also continue to offer the highest standards of care at the end of life.


We Care Wales campaign and support to advertise jobs for key roles

Social care employers, We Care Wales, want to help address the staff shortages you might be facing right now.

Beware of COVID-19 scams

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

Emergency childcare hubs will be operating from 13 locations across the county from this Friday (27 March), Powys County Council has said.

Volunteers Required for Health Care Services

Could you spare some time to help our Health and Care services as a volunteer?

Supporting Young People's Mental Health During the COVID 19 Pandemic

Looking after our mental health and wellbeing during the COVID 19 pandemic is essential to our physical wellbeing.

Filing Charity Annual Returns during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 to offer a check-in-and-chat service for the over 70s

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...

Martin Lewis: "I'm making £1m available to fund urgent small-charity coronavirus poverty relief"

"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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

Guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Digital Communities Wales COVID-19 update & useful resources

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.

NOTICE: Social Value Development Fund

Please click here for important information regarding the Social Value Development Fund.

Corona virus update and useful resources for social businesses during the outbreak

Statement from Glenn Bowen, Wales Co-operative Centre’s Director for Enterprise:

Filing charity annual returns during the coronavirus pandemic

Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.

Llandrindod Samaritans - could you be there for people who need someone?

There are lots of ways you can volunteer for Llandrindod Samaritans - find out more here....

Coronavirus COVID-19

For updated information please go to......

Volunteering Wales Grants scheme has opened for 2020!

The scheme funds grants of up to £20,000 and closes on 26th May 2020

The Social Value Development Fund is now open for applications!

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...

Learn New Tricks This Spring...

Believe it or not, Spring is 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 HEALTH GRANTS SCHEME..2020 application round now closed.

Small Grants scheme to promote health and wellbeing 2020-2021

Social Value Development Fund 2020/21 - open for applications!

The Social Value Development Fund is now open for applications and will close at midnight on 31st March 2020.

Help Wales after Storm Dennis Floods

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......

Manage And Reduce Your Energy Costs: Practical Tips For Welsh Organisations

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...

Do you have a story to tell?

The inUnity film festival is looking for creative, meaningful short videos by young people that show how giving back drives change in society.


The Brecon Beacons What 4 Challenge - the ultimate challenge! Saturday 20th June 2020

Become part of Team WAAT4 by taking part in the WAAT4 Challenge 2020, and raise funds for the vulnerable within the communities.

Fully-funded video-making training sessions for young people (11-25 year old) volunteering for Charities based in Powys.

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.

New to Llandrindod Wells - Volunteer Car Driver service!

Llandrindod welcomes a new community transport scheme provided by Royal Voluntary Service!

Exciting Opportunity for Social Value Organisations

Social Value Development Fund to 'pump prime' new or to expand existing preventative services during 2020/21

WCVA - Survey on Quality Standards - What do you think?

WCVA are undertaking some research into attitudes towards quality standards in the voluntary sector.

Hungry for PAVO Training this February?

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...

Transforming Education In Powys

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.

New Year training with PAVO!

Have a look at our 2020 training course schedule - there's lots on offer and more to follow!

Opportunity to fund the setting up of a Shopping Service in Newtown and Welshpool

As a result of an analysis of data gathered by the Community Connectors it has been identified that there is a gap in shopping support for residents in the Newtown and Welshpool area.  An opportunity has arisen for a third sector organisation,...

The Knife Angel - Coming to Newtown Jan 2020

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........

Calan DVS Podcast

We are excited to release our first ever podcast.

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has relaunched its grants programme “with a simpler, more flexible and transparent approach”.

Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities.

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company proud - RomArchive wins prestigious award

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....

The Weston Charity Awards

Applications for the 2020 Weston Charity Awards are now OPEN.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020.

Check out the PAVO December Training Programme!

Click HERE for details


Did your organisation miss the Comic Relief Deadline?

We are opening the scheme again for a brief window of opportunity

Tom and Dylan's 100 Mile Run

Raising funds for Ponthafren Association

The Active can it help you?

The Active Offer is providing a service in Welsh without someone having to ask for it.

The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday

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

PAVO needs your help!

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!

Free Training Course - Shared Power in the Planning & Delivery of Public Services!

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

Have your say: Wales Public Body Equality Partnership Public Consultation

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.

PAVO Stakeholder Feedback 2019

At PAVO we aim to continually improve the ways in which we provide services to the third sector in Powys.



Wales Webinar: benefits and barriers of crowdfunding

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!

Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage is now open to applications

WCVA is inviting heritage organisations in Wales to apply for dedicated development support from our Catalyst Cymru: Resilient Heritage project.

Countdown to Welsh Charity Awards

We’re counting down to the Welsh Charity Awards this Friday!

The Active Offer webpage is complete!

PAVO's Welsh Language Development Officer Gwern ap Gwyn has been developing resources and tools to help organisations with the Active Offer.


Following on from Trustees Week we have lots of information here!

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.


The new Understanding Welsh Places website is online and ready to use

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.

Analytical Volunteer Programme

Do you have a project that could benefit from analytical expertise?

Want access to those skills for FREE?

PAVO's Training Courses - An Early Winter Treat for Your Organisation

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...

Welsh Charity Awards - the votes are IN!

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.

Tesco Christmas food banks appeal needs Powys volunteers!

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.

PAVO Trustee Nominations

PAVO is inviting nominations from individuals who wish to stand for election to their Board of Trustees at the AGM on Tuesday 19 November 2019.   The relevant documentation is available on our website

The application round for the 2019/20 Garreg Lwyd Hill Windfarm Community Benefit Fund is OPEN!

Garreg Lwyd Hill Wind Farm funds local community projects every year during the lifetime of the wind farm

The Accolades 2020

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.

Comic Relief grants - deadline of 31st October is fast approaching!

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.


THE BIG SQUEEZE - Powys Budget Simulator

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.

Hey there! We could use your help on 29 October

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.

The Social Value Development Fund is OPEN to small or larger organisations and community groups in Powys!

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.


Exploring Well-being with People who need Care and Support in Wales

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...

CarnegieUK Trust - Talk of the Town!

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

Tampon Tax Community Fund

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.

The Powys Lotto is LIVE!

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.

Third Sector Support Wales - Impact Events coming up!

The next round of Engagement Events will help you to identify, plan and communicate the positive difference your organisation makes to society.

The review of the Well-being Plans for Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Anglesey, and Powys is here!

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.

West Wales Regional BAME Forum

The forum welcomes people who want to work toward greater racial equality in the region, most especially ethnic minority people.


Consultation: Welsh Government Draft Budget 2020-21

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...

New cutting edge health and social care facility for north Powys - FAQ's!

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!



Sustainable funding report launched by WCVA

A new report from WCVA outlines the need for creative collaboration across sectors to ensure sustainable funding streams for voluntary organisations in Wales

Welsh Ambulance Service Carers Event

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.

The National Lottery has changed - find out how and why here!

We've changed! We are giving you an opportunity to find out what we will be doing differently over the next 5 years.

Funding from the Naturesave Trust

For groups working on projects working to protect wildlife and the environment, support vulnerable groups and renewable energy projects.

Powys Business Awards – An opportunity for social enterprises to be recognised

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...

New cutting edge health and social care facility for north Powys

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.

What is the Trusted Charity Mark? (PQASSO) Find out here!

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...

PAVO's Active Offer Project - Making The Effort!

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...

Powys Volunteers celebrated and applauded!

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...

Message from the Fundraising Regulator: The new & improved Code of Fundraising Practise is here!

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...

Get Going Online

Intimidated by the internet?

Worried by the world wide web?

Grab a cuppa and get comfy online.

Free training in Crickhowell, Knighton and Welshpool

1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week 2019

A chance for us to thank and celebrate volunteers in Powys!

Powys 111 and OOH Stakeholder Bulletin - September 2018

These bulletins aim to inform and engage local stakeholders in the development of 111 and GP Out of Hours Services in Powys.



Powys Patients’ Council response to The Smoke-free Premises and Vehicles (Wales) Regulations 2018 Public Consultation

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...

Smoking Ban in Hospital Grounds

Public Health Bill (2017) and new Smoke Ban Regulations coming into force in 2019 The Patients' Council was invited to a meeting at the Felindre Ward at Bronllys Hospital recently to engage about a consultation that was recently launched by the Welsh...

Consultation now open for third sector’s first Digital Code of Practice

Third sector organisations from across the UK have been invited to contribute to the UK's first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year. The code will aim to help charities improve their digital skills and...

Free Sight Loss Information Course for Professionals in Powys

This information course by RNIB is aimed at professionals working in the non-sight loss sector who would like to increase their knowledge of what sight loss services are available locally and nationally. The course will provide attendees with an...

New Board Members Needed for the Charity Commission

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is seeking to appoint three new board members for the Charity Commission. In particular it is looking to recruit one board member "who knows about conditions in Wales" and also one who is legally...

Ymrwymiad i leisiau pobl ifanc

Daeth plant ysgolion cynradd at ei gilydd yr wythnos yma (dydd Mawrth, 26 Mehefin) i siarad am faterion sydd o bwys iddyn nhw. Cynhaliwyd y digwyddiad 'Dweud eich Dweud' ym Mhlas Gregynog ger Y Drenewydd gyda phobl ifanc rhwng wyth ac un ar ddeg oed...

Commitment to young people’s voices

Over 80 primary school children came together this week (Tuesday 26 June) at a 'Have Your Say Day' event at Gregynog Hall, near Newtown to learn about and share their views on issues such as health and healthy eating, reducing littering in our...

Powys Business Awards now open for applications!

Judging Criteria for Social Enterprise/Charity Award Sponsor: Mid Wales Housing Association This award is open to any charitable organisation or a community/social enterprise trading in Powys with a social purpose and/or a not-for-profit basis. The...

The Value of Small

Small and medium-sized charities (SMCs) − whose annual income falls between £10,000 and £1 million − are a vital part of everyday life in communities across England and Wales. Most SMCs are based and operate at a local level and include a wide range...

Consultation on NHS Future Fit – Acute services for residents in Montgomeryshire and East Radnorshire

NHS Future Fit aims to agree the future shape of safe and sustainable hospital services in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin - working with communities and partners across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales who rely on these services. These...

Children Young People and Families PAVO Network Meetings Summer 2018

Monday 9 July 2018 - PAVO, Unit 30, Ddole Road Enterprise Park, Llandrindod. 9.30am start - 1pmTuesday 10 July 2018 - Oriel Gallery, Newtown. 2pm start - 4.30pm.Tuesday 17 July 2018 - The Studio, Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon 2pm start - 4.30pm. This...

Translight Community Stage Lighting | A voluntary stage lighting service for community events and perfomances

Translight Community Stage Lighting is a non-profit making company providing a stage lighting services to a wide area. We are group of enthusiastic volunteers based in Mid Wales near Presteigne in Powys and we set up Translight in 1977. We offer...

WWHA Leasehold Manager

Leasehold Manager Location: Cardiff Hours: 37 a week Permanent Salary: Band I, £35,277-£42,217 per annum We are seeking an experienced and skilled Leasehold Manager to lead in the provision of strategic leasehold management and work...

Powys County Council Home Support Project

Below is the link to the launch bulletin and supporting leaflets for the Home Support Services that have been developed or newly established as part of the Powys County Council Home Support Project. Home Support aims to provide support and...

Hyfforddiant GDPR – Nid cyffrous, ond hanfodol

Beth yw GDPR? Mae GDPR yn ddull diogelu data sy'n deilwng o'r unfed ganrif ar hugain. Ei nod yw diogelu unigolion yn fwy ac felly roi mwy o rwymedigaethau preifatrwydd i fudiadau. Helpwch i ddiogelu preifatrwydd ac osgoi dirwyon posib drwy gadw lle...

GDPR Training – Not exciting, but essential

What is GDPR? GDPR is a 21st century approach to data protection, it aims to provide more protection for individuals and therefore more privacy obligations for organisations. Help protect privacy and avoid potential fines by signing up to our...

PAVO Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) have now come into effect.

Curtain of Poppies

Sage & Thyme Foundation Level Training Course - April, May & June

First home delivered Sage & Thyme Foundation Course Sage & Thyme Foundation Level Training Course Powys Teaching Health Board, in partnership with care homes and the voluntary sector is introducing Sage & Thyme training, a method of teaching the...

Powys Wellbeing Plan – Powys 2040

Powys' Public Service Board (PSB) agreed the final version of the County's multi-agency strategic plan at its meeting on 2 March 2018. The Plan has been subject to some revision as a result views gathered in the public consultation on the draft Plan...

Children’s Services Co-ordinator

£21,000 per annum, Dolfor, Mid Wales, 37.5 hours per week. The Honeypot Children's Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children aged 5-12, many of whom would otherwise have nowhere to turn. At our...

Future role of town and community councils

A Welsh Government review of the town and community council sector has been ongoing for some time, with the aim of giving everyone the chance to shape the future of the role of councils.  A number of events have been organised aimed at council...

Have your say on who speaks for the Third Sector nationally

The Third Sector Partnership Council (TSPC) is a formal mechanism for regular dialogue and partnership working between Welsh Government and the third sector. The Council is chaired by the Minister for Local Government and Public Services, Alun...

Policy and Assurance Advisor

The purpose of this role is to provide professional, proactive and effective support and advice to the Police and Crime Commissioner to enable delivery of his statutory responsibilities, and in particular to lead on assurance activity. Shortlisting...

Bronllys Well-being Park CLT (Community Land Trust) Ltd Press Release

"Future Generations - Our Communities Wealth is it's Health" Bronllys Well Being Park (CLT) Ltd Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Adams MBA MCMI as our Project Development Officer. Jon has excellent credentials previously being...

New Powys Partnership Boards Established

As part of the ongoing work to simplify multi-agency partnerships in Powys and develop the partnership structure of Powys' Regional Partnership Board (RPB<wbr />ybkq9dm2) two new partnership boards have been created and have...

Mid Powys Mind Job Vacancy

Youth Worker Location: Llandrindod Wells Hours: 7 Hours per week Salary: £10.68/£11.25 per hour (Unqualified/NVQ) Health & Social care level 3 equivalent). This is a new post with a 1 year fixed contract. An exciting opportunity to join a...

Launch of Inspiring Families Programme

Calan DVS are launching their new 'Inspiring Families' programme. It is a new intervention and assessment programme which aims to strengthen and stabilise families. It is a structured 10 week programme for families affected by domestic abuse who wish...

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