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Community Foundation Wales - Funding Available

The following funds are currently open to applications - Powys Community Endowment Fund  - next deadline is 17th June 2024 group applications only at this time Powys Welsh Church Act Fund  -  next deadline is 17th June 2024 group applications only...

Can we bank on the banks?

Voluntary sector banking challenges survey 2024

Making a Difference in Powys- Numeracy grant scheme

Additional round of funding.

The Small Grant Scheme for Refugee Support


Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Exclusive Scholarships for Professionals in Health, Social Care and Third Sector

Applications are open for the Intensive Learning Academy Scholarships (ILA) at Swansea University

Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards - Nominate now!

Do you know someone who gives of their time freely to make others’ lives better? Nominate Now!

Charities Act 2022: information about the changes being introduced

Changes that will come into force on the 7th March,14th June and the 31st October 2024

Nominations now open!

Nominations open for the Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards 2024.

PAVO Stakeholder Feedback Survey Report

Thank you very much to all our stakeholders - we had an overwhelming response.

The Saltways

Free charity film-making workshop

The Work of the Meic Helpline

Meic is the information, advice and advocacy service for children and young people in Wales aged 0-25.

FREE Carer Me Time well-being online sessions and training for March & April

Free online training and well-being/information sessions coming up for carers in March and April 2024

Digital Volunteering Pathways Powys & Skills for Sustainability

PAVO is excited to introduce two new projects to support third sector organisation in Powys. Digital Volunteering Pathways Powys focuses on breaking down digital barriers to engage with potential volunteers to gain digital skills to support, upskill...

Help us to map out good practice across Wales

We are inviting you to complete an online survey which will allow us to identify successes, challenges and ideas that people have around making sport and physical activity more inclusive for everyone in Wales.

CEO Connecting Winter 2024

Welcome to the winter edition of CEO Connecting.

TSPC joint statement

Draft budget causes ‘anger and concern’ from voluntary sector leaders

Volunteers Buddies Wales

Volunteers wanted

Reflecting on 2023 and looking ahead to 2024

It’s been a landmark year for the Fund – we launched our new strategy, It Starts with Community, which sets out our ambitions as a funder from now until 2030. We also distributed £35 million raised by National Lottery players to over 850 projects...

NPTC Up-skilling courses

Free Digital Courses

Meeting room hire

Need a room to meet in Llandrindod Wells?


PAVO Offices – convenient – accessible – plenty of parking – refreshments – low cost

PAVO Third Sector Voices Podcast

This podcast aims to keep you up to date about relevant information for the third sector in Powys.

Gwneud gwahaniaeth ym Mhowys / Making a Difference in Powys fund.

16 organisations have been awarded Year 1 funding from the Gwneud gwahaniaeth ym Mhowys / Making a Difference in Powys fund.

Future Generations Newsletter - Cymru Can

Acting today for a better tomorrow


Welsh Charities Week

13 – 17 November 2023

Changes to National Lottery Awards for All

As part of our new strategy ‘It starts with community’, we are refreshing our National Lottery Awards for All programme, helping to put social connections and community activities at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing...

Democratic Health of community and town councils - Call for Evidence

The Welsh Government has created a Democratic Health Task and Finish Group to review the health of community and town councils in Wales.


Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi creu Grŵp Gorchwyl a Gorffen Iechyd Democrataidd i adolygu iechyd cynghorau...

Could you be the new Chair or Vice Chair of the Cambrian Railway Partnership (CRP) ?

The CRP wish to appoint a new Chairperson to take this important community organisation forward. We are looking for a new Chair to provide inspiration, leadership, strategic guidance, and ensure effective governance of the partnership.

CEO Connecting

Welcome to the autumn edition of CEO Connecting.

In conversation with the Charity Commission

On Wednesday 18 October, 10.30 - 12.00, WCVA will be hosting a hybrid session with the Charity Commission.  

WCVA Survey on inflation

WCVA is conducting a survey on the impact of inflation on voluntary sector organisations delivering public services.

Local Places for Nature Capital Fund

A pre-application webinar on Wednesday 11 October 2023, 2pm – 3pm. This is an opportunity to hear about the priorities of the Local Places for Nature Capital Fund and have your questions answered

Your charity's purposes

The activities of your charity must help deliver your charity’s purposes.

HAPUS Questionnaire- help please to complete

Public Health Wales are currently working with Cardiff Metropolitan University to conduct work to build a national conversation about wellbeing and they want to hear from you! This is your opportunity to voice what’s important to you in your...

Powys Social Value Forum Development Fund 2023-25 Funded Projects

Thank you to everyone who applied to the recent round of the Social Value Forum Fund. We had an exceptional number of applications many of which the panel wished they could have funded. The fund has been awarded as follows:


Review of the Code of Practice for Funding the Third Sector

WCVA will be hosting a Webinar on the 27th of September regarding the review of Welsh Government’s Code of Practice for Funding the Third Sector. It is an excellent opportunity to ensure that a wide range of organisations have provided their opinion...

SEVERN WYE - Powys Advocacy

We are part of Severn Wye Energy Agency, a non-profit company and registered charity operating throughout Wales and its English border counties supporting communities, residents and businesses to create a sustainable, affordable, low carbon future. ...

Resilient communities: meeting the challenge of being at the margins

Join Building Communities Trust (BCT) as we publish ‘Resilient communities: meeting the challenge of being at the margins’, a set of revolutionary research that provides brand-new forensic detail of community infrastructure within Wales, and combines...


Is there a community asset at risk in your community?

Is a building or land of value to your community at risk of being closed or lost?

The Community Ownership Fund exists to help communities across the UK take ownership of assets at risk of...

Hospitals Transformation Programme at Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal (Telford) Hospitals

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust have a focus group coming up that will be focusing on travel and transport surrounding the Hospitals Transformation Programme at Royal Shrewsbury and Princess Royal (Telford) Hospitals.

Bursary for leaders in the voluntary sector

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support a vital leader in the voluntary sector, giving them the capacity to grow, develop and increase their impact.

Citizens Advice Powys

This quarter we are highlighting the issue of people "Living on Empty". With 1 in 10 people we support not having enough income to pay for essentials. In Dec 2022 we saw a 259% increase in demand for energy advice and we know that many people across...

Builth Wells Community Support


Become a Social Care Wales Board member

We are recruiting for new Board members


Small grants up to £1500 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.

Powys Ukrainian Oral History Project

This project brings to life the experiences of some of those involved within the Powys Ukrainian Resettlement Programme and showcases the personal stories of those who sought sanctuary, hosts, supporters and the voluntary sector who have come...

Get ready for My Charity Commission Account

From Monday 31 July, you’ll need a new personal Charity Commission Account to access online services.

Top US act to headline three-day Montgomeryshire festival.

A rising American singing star with over 500 million views on one song alone has been confirmed as the headline act for a three-day Montgomeryshire music festival taking place from August 4-6.

Request for engagement from the Third Sector

My name is Matilda Jones, and I am a student studying for an MA in Archives and Records Management at Aberystwyth University. I am reaching out to any charitable organisations that would be willing to act as a source for my dissertation, which aims...

Developing volunteering in the Dyfi Valley.

Voluntary organisations in the Dyfi Valley have a new helping hand from 1st July, as local Development Trust ecodyfi takes over a role to support volunteering. Equally, people willing to help the valuable work of such groups may find it easier to do...

Window opens for new applications for UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Another application window has been launched as part of an exciting funding programme which could help Powys communities build pride in place, increase life chances for residents and drive good economic growth.

Powys Volunteer Involvers Network

Join us on the 5th July for our Volunteer Involvers Network. 

Youth Led Grant Scheme

Watch this space for future announcements about the Youth Led Grant Scheme!

Funding for Trees

Over the next 4 weeks the National Lottery Heritage Fund is offering free webinars where you can find out about the Woodland Investment Grant and the new Coetiroedd Bach scheme.

Information on the changes being introduced by the Charities Act 2022.

Changes that come into force 14 June 2023

More than a lift it's a Lifeline! Drivers needed

Could you spare a few hours to help as a Community Transport (CT) volunteer driver and make a difference to people like Carol?

Welsh Charity Awards 2023 – nominations now open

The Welsh Charity Awards are back! The awards, organised by WCVA, recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution charities, community groups, not-for-profits and volunteers make to Wales by highlighting and championing the positive difference we...

Today marks the start of Volunteers’ Week.

'Celebrate and Inspire'

Watch this space for some great events and training you can get involved in over the next month!

Digital Place Plans.

Owen Davies Consulting has been commissioned by Powys County Council to develop Digital Place Plans for Ystradgynlais Llanfair Caereinion and Newtown.

If Dying Matters – it matters at work.

Hospice UK urge you to get talking about death, dying and grief in the workplace for Dying Matters Awareness Week (8-14 May).


Get Ahead with Volunteering

The Open University is working with Third Sector Support Wales to deliver this exciting programme to volunteers.

Talking Trustee-ing with Debra

Online on Tuesday 16 May – 17.00 – 18.00


EGIN - Supporting Communities to tackle climate change

Egin is a programme that helps community groups in Wales to take their first steps on their climate action journey

PAVO announce Clair Swales as CEO

PAVO (Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations), the County Voluntary Council for Powys, is pleased to announce that Clair Swales has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Clair will take up the appointment with immediate effect.

Career's Wales "Choose your Future - Mid and South Powys" 30th March 2023

PAVO staff attended the Career's Wales event to promote volunteering and youth participation

Leading Digital Transformation - A Roadmap to Success conference!

Join the University of South Wales on the 23rd May 2023 for the Leading Digital Transformation - A Roadmap to Success conference!

Intensive Learning Academy Course Calendar: April – July 2023

The latest training opportunities through the Intensive Learning Academy.

Home Office Community Safety Partnerships Review and Antisocial Behaviour Powers.

The Home Office review of Community Safety Partnerships has consultation launched on March 27th.

PAVO Training April

Training sessions for April 2023


The eleventh annual Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards took place on the 23rd March 2023, at the Elephant and Castle, Newtown. The celebration of volunteering was attended by volunteers and guests from around the county and was organised by Powys...

CEO Connecting.

We're delighted to share our Spring edition of our 'CEO Connecting,' newsletter from our interim Chief Executive Officer, Clair Swales.

Government consultation on calculating holiday pay entitlement

Does your organisation have employees on irregular hours or zero hour contracts? This consultation will be of interest to you.

Training for Trustees.

Trustee of a group? Refresh your knowledge!


Figures released today show that more than £3 Billion of National Lottery good causes funding has been invested over the last decade to projects across the UK which specifically support and develop children and young people.

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) are looking to appoint a new Chief Executive.

The Board of Trustees are seeking a dynamic, creative, committed and passionate third sector champion to lead this much valued and excellent organisation through its next phase of development.

BSL course

Level One - accredited course

Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund is now open!

The latest opportunity to apply to the Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund is now open!

Weston Property Manual

The Ethical Property Foundation has produced an easy-read, practical guide for everyone in the voluntary sector who is looking to acquire and manage premises successfully for their organisation. Each section is self-contained, written by an...

Distance Learning Nursing Degree - Powys

Fully funded distance learning nursing degree that Bangor University is delivering to individuals living in Powys.


Information & Support Bulletin

The Treasury has announced that it will offer charities and businesses a reduced level of government subsidy from April. 

Currently, voluntary organisations automatically receive a government discount on their energy bills through the Energy Bills Relief Scheme (EBRS), which runs until the end of March.

Community Foundation Wales.

Community Foundation Wales has funding opportunities open to applications from Powys.

New Year - New Skills!

PAVO provides training on a range of topics relevant to the third sector.

Manage financial difficulties in your charity arising from cost-of-living pressures

The Charity Commission has published guidance on what trustees of charities facing difficulties related to the cost-of-living crisis should consider, after reports of voluntary organisations facing increased energy bills and struggling to meet higher...

Help highlight the work of charities in Wales

Welsh Charities Week is back, a week all about recognising the work of charities, social enterprises, voluntary organisations and community and volunteer groups across Wales. Taking place 21-25 November 2022, the week is your chance to make some...

Changes designed to ‘make things easier for trustees’

Changes designed to ‘make things easier for trustees’

Cost of living Summit - 10th November

PAVO is hosting an event on Thursday 10th November at 10am to discuss the cost of living crisis with third sector organisations across Powys.

Cost of living hub

Council launches cost of living information hub

Are you a leader in the third or voluntary sector working in social care?

Help shape Social Care Wales collective and compassionate leadership programme

LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund

For organisations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

National Campaign for the Arts

The National Campaign for the Arts is joining forces with the Public Campaign for the Arts to create one nationwide charity – Campaign for the Arts.

New Healthy Working Wales guidance to help employers support staff through the cost of living crisis

Healthy Working Wales has launched a new guidance for employers on “The Cost of Living Crisis”.


A Warm Welcome - A Guide on Warm Spaces


Energy Bills Relief Scheme

On 1st October 2022, the Government launched the Energy Bills Relief Scheme, which will provide support with energy costs relief to eligible organisations until at least through to 31st March 2023. In parallel, the Government has also launched a...

Appointment of Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Following the internal recruitment process, I am pleased to announce Clair Swales as our new Interim CEO following Carl’s departure.

Updates from Powys’ Regional Partnership Board

The latest newsletter for Powys’ Regional Partnership Board is now available online.

Transport to Health Project Grant

‘Building on Year One’


Announcement of PAVO CEO Carl Cooper leaving PAVO.

It has been announced today that our chief executive, Carl Cooper, will be leaving PAVO on 16th October to take up a new role as Chair of Powys Teaching Health Board.

Community Land Advisory Service (CLAS)

Award nominations

Free skills webinars led by business experts for community organisations

As part of Business in the Community’s Skills Exchange Webinar Series – we are offering a series of free training webinars for community organisations across key business skills, delivered by volunteers from our business membership and key sector...

Powys Third Sector Winter Pressures Summit.

Join PAVO on Tuesday 11th October to discuss how the third sector offer support with the expected winter pressures.

Cost of living crisis and warm spaces.

As the cost of living crisis worsens and with winter approaching, Powys County Council intends to do everything it can to support its residents during these difficult times.

£2 million to support organisations and communities to address the Cost-of-living Crisis in Wales

National Lottery has introduced a new set of priorities to National Lottery Awards for All and People & Places. We have made an extra £2 million available so that they can: Support people, communities and organisations that are facing increased...

Impact of cost of living crisis on organisations in Wales

Survey – impact of cost of living crisis on organisations in Wales

Trustees must ensure charities have clear bullying and harassment policies.

Trustees have a central role to play in preventing bullying and harassment at charities, the regulator has said.

Revitalising Trusts Programme in Wales

The Charity Commission, backed by Welsh Government, has launched the Revitalising Trusts Programme in Wales to unlock up to £12 million of dormant charitable funds in Wales. The programme is urging trustees of inactive charities to come forward for...

Natural Resources Wales Resilient Community Grant

The 11th of July webinar recordings and PowerPoint slides are now available for you to access. They contain useful information about how to apply for Natural Resources Wales Resilient Community Grant.

Would you like to start a community energy project in your area?

A comprehensive introduction to community owned renewable energy and how to make it a reality in your area.

Help us keep the wheels turning

WCVA joins a coalition of eleven charities calling on the new Chancellor of the Exchequer to increase the Approved Mileage Allowance Payment (AMAP) for volunteer drivers.

Welcome to the first Growing Mid Wales newsletter!

As we welcome both new and returning stakeholders, this is a brand new newsletter containing an update on Growing Mid Wales developments.


There are three schemes to support those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

Motability Grant

Through the research grant programme, we hope to help charities and organisations to make an immediate positive impact for disabled people, to develop, expand and improve transport related research for disabled people

Looking for a Conference Room or Meeting Room in Llandrindod?

PAVO’s rooms are now available for bookings !!

Tackling climate change 9 trees at a time.

Woodland management Ecomatting Powys with 9Trees

Rhayader Volunteer Del Ho Sang Awarded Platinum Jubilee Award and BBC television appearance.

Del Ho Sang is one of 500 winners of this prestigious award that recognises exemplary volunteer and community work. Out of this 500, just three were chosen to be featured on BBC’s The One Show.

A successful Help & Information Day in Machynlleth!

A cross section of people and organisations attended an event in Machynlleth last week with over 30 organisations present to demonstrate the wealth of help and information available in the community to support Health and Well Being.

Local Giving

Are you a local charity or community group in Wales struggling with fundraising?

Information & Help Day!

Wednesday 25th May 2022 @ Y Plas, Machynlleth

11am - 1pm

Come along and find out about the health & wellbeing support available in the Dyfi Valley

Changes to Llandrindod Wells Mobile Service LD1 5BB

The Post Office are delighted to be restoring Post Office services to Llangunllo on Thursday 12 May 2022 at 12:45. This affects affecting Llangunllo, Painscastle, Howey, Crossgates, Bleddfa, Garth, Erwood and Boughrood.

Free business energy efficiency assistance to SMEs in Powys

Severn Wye Energy Agency and ecodyfi (through the Centre for Alternative Technology) are offering free business energy efficiency assistance to SMEs in Powys.

Pub is the Hub funding

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable rural pub owners, licensees, and local communities to work together to help support and sustain local services in Wales, Scotland and England.

Powys Green Guide - Get Involved!

Powys Action on the Climate Emergency (PACE) is working to launch an online Powys-wide 'Green Guide', to bring people, businesses and communities together to make changes to support a better future - environmentally, ecologically, for communities,...

Welsh Language Development Officer - Active Offer Project

The role of the Welsh Language Development Officer for the Active Offer project is to support groups and organisations in their journey to delivering a bilingual service. 

Digital Hub Pilot - Knighton Community Centre

New Digital Hub facility pilot, funded by the UK Renewal Fund to have a centre for all home workers, volunteers, child minders, foster carers and small businesses to be able to use equipment, meet up and socialise

Would you like to volunteer in a hospital setting?

Are you a team player, with good communication skills and compassion? You could be a hospital support volunteer!

Welsh Government’s Community Cohesion Programme.

Diverse Cymru has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake a rapid review of its Community Cohesion Programme in Wales. Diverse Cymru is a leading equality charity in Wales.

North Powys Wellbeing Programme funds new eye care clinics.

Eye care patients who need Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) scans in North Powys are now able to have them in-county thanks to funding from the North Powys Wellbeing Programme.

Training Needs Analysis

PAVO are working in collaboration with Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board to look at the training needs of the voluntary sector in Powys.


Public Law Project event on the UK Government consultation on the Human Rights Act & implications for Wales

Public Law Project are having an event on 17 February on the Human Rights Act reform consultation for Wales.  For informaionand and how to join, at the following link:

Powys Localities Initiative

The Opportunity What do we need in our communities? to make them healthy supportive, rich and varied places to live and work both now and into the future. Locality Networks There are 13 Locality Networks in Powys, run by...

UK Volunteering Forum seeks Chair for Quality Assurance Panel for Investing in Volunteers

The Investing in Volunteers (IiV) quality standard is jointly owned by the four members of the UKVF (NCVO, Volunteer Now, Volunteer Scotland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action) to promote the development of good practice in volunteer management. ...

Winter Fuel Support Scheme

As part of a wider support package of over £50m to address immediate pressures on living costs, Welsh Government has made available over £38 million through a Winter Fuel Support Scheme.

Could you help ease the pressure as a hospital support volunteer?

Volunteers are wanted to help support patients in five Powys hospitals at Bronllys, Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells, Machynlleth and Llanidloes.

Calling all voluntary and community groups

Thanks to Powys County Council we have a large number of 5 litre containers of hand sanitiser to distribute.

If you need hand sanitiser, please contact PAVO on 01597 822 191 to arrange collection from one of our Plas Dolerw office Newtown.

New year, new skill - late availability BSL courses.

Accessibility Powys are offering introductory BSL classes to staff, volunteers and beneficiaries of third sector organisations in Powys, to start 11th January 2022.

Are you interested in hospital volunteering?

Have you got some spare time to support people in one of our hospitals?

Welsh Government – Alert level 2 restrictions

A summary of Alert level 2, with effect from 6am, 26th December 2021.

Health Board asks Powys employers to support staff to get the COVID vaccine.

This week has seen unprecedented numbers of people receive their COVID vaccines in Powys.


Wayfinder Marshalls Can you spare a couple of hours a week to help with the booster roll out? JOIN OUR TEAM OF WAYFINDER MARSHALLS! Minimum 2 hour shift Subject to Welsh Government Covid-19 risk assessment Mandatory training DBS check PPE...

Session Recordings - PAVO's Annual Conference

A BIG thank you to all those that attended and contributed to the various sessions during our Annual Conference that took place last month. 

COVID Pass Update

This morning there has been confirmation from the Welsh Government to say that Community Centres and Village Halls do NOT need to implement the Covid Pass for access to events. These will only be applicable if you are actually classed as a cinema,...

Mid Wales supporting COP26 and COP Cymru

Four COP26 Regional events will be held in Wales as part of COP Cymru to support the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow.


Trustees’ Week is fast approaching and PAVO have some great opportunities lined up for trustees

across Powys. This year, Trustees’ Week is the 1st – 5th November 2021

Could you be a Mass Vaccs Wayfinder Marshall?

PAVO has been supporting the mass vaccination programme in Powys with Wayfinder Marshall Volunteers.

Wales Culture Alliance Diversity and Equality Group

The Wales Culture Alliance is a voluntary group of people from the arts and culture sector in Wales which was set up to

promote the needs of the arts and culture sector with regards to the Covid-19 situation.

Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021

Did you miss the Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards 2021?

Watch the recording now on our YouTube channel!

Welshpool COVID vaccination clinic.

Drop in Vaccination in Welshpool Saturday 4th September.

SAVE THE DATE: PAVO Conference and AGM 2021

15 - 19 November 2021

infoengine survey

We want to hear about your experiences of using infoengine and how you see it developing in the future.

Mental Health in Powys 2021 - Finding New Balance.

The latest findings on the effects of COVID 19 on the mental health of people living in Powys.

Help shape volunteering in Wales

Did you help out during the pandemic?

Gwent Partners Launch Transport to Health Project

A new project has been set up to support community transport to hospitals and other NHS premises across the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area.

Voluntary Sector Income Survey

Help form a picture of fundraising activities in Wales.


EDF Renewables is undertaking a pre-application consultation on its plans to develop the 85 MW Garn Fach Wind Farm, south of Newtown, prior to submitting a planning application to the Welsh Government. A community benefit fund of around £425,000 per...

PAVO celebrates Volunteers’ Week

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) is thanking volunteers across Powys for their amazing contribution to the community, by launching the “Powys Volunteer of the Year” nominations during Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June.

Train to succeed

Brush up on your bid-writing skills, new PAVO Insight courses added to our training line-up.

Workouts for your mind

Pick up new skills and refresh your knowledge with PAVO training in June.

Welsh Government: EU Settlement Scheme

Wales is home to thousands of EU citizens who enrich our communities and contribute to our public services and economic success immeasurably. They are our friends, our neighbours, our work colleagues and our family members.

Learning lessons from the community response to COVID-19 in Wales

We want to hear about your personal experience of giving time to help others over the last year.

New Coronavirus guidance and minor code update announcement

As Coronavirus restrictions ease across the UK, the Fundraising Regulator has published new and updated guidance to help organisations...

Active Officer Fortnightly Sessions

PAVO invites you to join Gwern ap Gwyn, our Welsh Language Development Officer for an informal session on the Welsh language.

Do you need digital support?

If your organisation needs help with any aspect of working online or with digital technology, PAVO's Digital Support Project is here to help.

Could you do something amazing for your community as a volunteer?

The coronavirus pandemic has seen an explosion of volunteering across Powys and the organisation which has co-ordinated much of the effort hopes it will continue.

Online meetings: love them or hate them?

We've all had to adapt to doing more online over the past year. We'd like to hear your thoughts on online meetings and how well they've worked (or haven't worked!) for your group.

Upskill for success

Although some courses are no longer free, they’re still cheap at the price!

Leadership training available

Aspiring Leaders program offers fully funded training opportunities for women in Wales.

The Community Renewal Fund is now open for applications for Powys

Powys County Council is seeking applications to the new UK Community Renewal Fund both from organisations and Council services wishing to deliver activity within the County

Volunteers to take on more mental health support roles in Powys

Volunteers are going to play a bigger role in supporting patients with poor mental health in Powys, in the future.

Montgomeryshire Community Awards

The annual Montgomeryshire Community Awards celebrate and recognise remarkable individuals, community groups and businesses who have made significant contributions to our local communities.

Digital Communities Wales New Webinars

DCW have developed brand new webinars which vary from using social media for community engagement to researching your local and national history.

Charity Commission aims to release £25 million for charities in Wales

The Charity Commission is today announcing the launch of the Revitalising Trusts Programme in Wales.


Powys Mass Vaccination - Way finder Marshalls BUILTH WELLS ONLY


April Training with PAVO

Lots coming up as Spring starts in earnest...

Collaborative approach to Community Support

Worried about the continued Covid-19 lockdown? Concerned about future changes to restrictions and accessing your community?

Are you looking for support, advice and reassurance?

Third Sector Leadership

Clore Social Leadership has plans to deliver a leadership development programme for the third sector in Wales. The programme will build on Clore Social’s ten-year track record delivering impactful leadership programmes for UK social leaders and will...

Claim what's yours - Are you missing out?

Thousands of people in Wales are entitled to more benefits.

Funding opportunities provided by PDAC

For both voluntary organisations and individuals

PTHB COVID-19 Vaccination Stakeholder Bulletin - 10 March 2021

From the end of this week we will see a big ramp up of first dose vaccinations across Wales. This follows an expected period when first dose supplies have been lower than the peak we saw earlier this year. But this has not affected second dose...

Free funding search for Wales’ voluntary sector

Funding Wales will help connect Wales’ charities, community groups and social enterprises with the funding they need.

Lloyds Bank Foundation opens £9.5m fund

for small and local charities in England and Wales to apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000

The Active Offer

The Active Offer project can help you and your organisation to provide more of your services through the medium of Welsh.

Welsh Centre for International Affairs/Climate Cymru

An exciting new campaign hoping to take over 50,000 voices from Wales to the UN climate change conference in Glasgow November 2021!

PTHB COVID-19 Vaccination Updates

Find out the latest information here!

Do you need the help of a ‘digital mentor’ to stay connected?

Are you part of a voluntary group that needs to improve its digital skills so it can continue to operate during the coronavirus pandemic? If so, the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisation’s (PAVO) ‘digital mentors’ could be the answer.


Last chance for free training

Join the 220 participants who've already taken advantage of free development training online.

Digital Connectivity Survey

NFWI-Wales has teamed up with the Wales YFC, NFU Cymru, the FUW and CLA Cymru to launch a survey to gather a picture of broadband and mobile connectivity across Wales.

Voluntary Services Recovery Fund to close Mid-March

The emergency COVID-19 funding for voluntary organisations in Wales is set to close to applications mid-March. For more information visit:

Do you work with communities and groups across Wales?

How about getting involved in one of the Senedd’s free online engagement sessions where you and your group can find out more about this year’s Senedd Election? Choose from three possible sessions.

How Welsh Government can protect the voluntary sector post-COVID-19

John Griffiths, MS for Newport East and Chair of the Senedd’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee writes about the Committee’s recent inquiry looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector.

Fake Benzodiazepines ALERT

A message from Kaleidoscope

OPEN CONSULTATION The future of the Equality and Inclusion Funding Programme

The Welsh Government is seeking your views on equality and inclusion funding

Save the Date Wales Intergenerational Summit

8 March 2021 2pm – 4pm

BBC Children in Need is recruiting - Chair and Committee members for the Wales Voluntary Advisory Committ

BBC Children in Need is looking for a new Chair and new committee members for our Wales Advisory Committee. We would welcome applications from those who share our commitment to support children and young people across Wales to be safe, happy, secure,...

Volunteering Opportunities - Mid and West Wales Independent Visitor Service

TGP Cymru are looking for volunteers to work with our look after children or young people who have no or little contact with their birth families

Laptops 4 Schools: IT 4 Kids!

Can you help us to help children access online learning?

Job Vacancy with PAVO!

Development Officer: Volunteering

Secondment Cover - Fixed Term ending 13 March 2022

35 hours per week - £26,511 pa

How do You Currently Train Your Volunteers? - Survey

Take a few minutes to respond to this brief survey, which looks at how you currently train your volunteers?

New Investing in Volunteers Standards

New IiV standards due to launch via an online event in March - and you're invited

Tantalizing Training

Focus for February: good governance, with a 4-part mini-series on Wednesday afternoons. But there's more besides!

Making relationships count

A helpful guide for families, unpaid carers and care staff supporting a person moving to live in a care home.

Charity Commission’s “5-minute guides”

The Charity Commission launches a new set of simple, easy to understand guides to help trustees run their charities.

PAVO is seeking to recruit to the following posts

Community Network Development Officers

Fixed Term (to end of March 2022)

2 Posts – North Powys base will be in PAVO Offices Newtown and South Powys base in PAVO Offices in Llandrindod Wells (home-working during Covid)

21 hours per week

PTHB COVID-19 Vaccination - New Web Forms for enquiries

If someone is unable to attend an appointment at a mass vaccination centre and would like to request an alternative (e.g. via GP practice) or cancel completely (e.g. because they do not wish to have the vaccine) they can use the following web form:

Citizens Advice Powys warn residents to be aware of new scams.

Covid scams are becoming an "extensive problem" says Yasmin Bell, Chief

Officer Citizens Advice Powys.

An opportunity for 16-25 year olds to be Youth Entrepreneurship Agents

The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy for Wales (YES) 2010-15 led a programme of work to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs in Wales.

January training at PAVO

With all training currently delivered online – and for free (value £50 per session) – PAVO training has never been more accessible.

The Future of Unpaid Carers - research for Public Health Wales

Research is being carried out to explore how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on unpaid carers, and to find out more about what sort of support they need - you can participate here!

Carers Trust Wales is holding regular Lunch and Learn briefings for decision-makers, policy-makers and partners

Their innovative events provide a space for professionals people who work for carers in the spheres of policy, social care, education, health care, the third sector and public sector to share and learn together.

iCare Card to support Carers in lockdown

Young and Adult Carers look after someone who is ill or disabled, often a family member, unpaid and The ID could ensure they get priority treatment in shops and pharmacies.

MASS VACCINATIONS - Volunteer Wayfinder Marshall Roles

This volunteering opportunity is temporarily CLOSED


Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre - Mother and son’s Christmas toys appeal for domestic abuse victims

Businesses of all sizes and individuals came together to support an annual Christmas Toy Appeal organised by Sarah Voice, from Welshpool, a nurse from the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and her son Harry, for Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre (MFCC).

Older People's Commissioner - Call for Winter Stories

As we head into what will be a particularly unusual and potentially difficult winter for us all, the Older People's Commissioner for Wales would like to make sure that older people’s voices and experiences are heard and can be used to deliver change...

In response to Covid-19, the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation has temporarily changed its priorities

They are only accepting applications that are from Foodbanks or for Crisis Funds focused on the relief of poverty caused by the Covid-19 situation

EU Settlement Scheme

As you may be aware, all European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and their families should be applying to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) as soon as they can and definitely before 30 June 2021. It’s a simple application and there’s no fee. Some things...

Vaccination Heroes: PAVO Volunteers

"...the health board is extremely grateful to the support of the many volunteers who have helped out throughout the pandemic. "

Do you need digital support?

PAVO is here to support you and your organisation to develop your digital skills.

Have you heard of the Active Offer? Are you an organisation who wants to start offering more of its services in Welsh?

Getting started with the Active Offer is an online training session carried out by PAVOs Welsh language Development Officer Gwern ap Gwyn on the 10th of December at 10:30am

Your town, your future!

COVID-19 has affected the whole of Wales. It has presented real challenges to businesses, retailers, public bodies, elected members and council officers across the country. With lots of uncertainty for all of us, Audit Wales is now undertaking a...

PAVO Stakeholder Feedback Survey 2020

At PAVO we aim to continually improve the ways in which we provide services to the third sector in Powys. We would be very grateful if you would once again take the time to complete our annual survey, which will help us to better our understanding...


Regrettably, the planned event for the 3rd December has been cancelled, but we hope you can join us on the 10th December to find out more about timebanking in Powys and how you and your organisation can benefit



ONE BRECON is a network of people, voluntary organisations and businesses working together for Brecon

Cardiff to host third major COVID-19 vaccine study

The public is being encouraged to help continue the search for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by joining the latest phase 3 trial.

Your chance to get involved - Census Day is 21 March 2021

The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

The Cambrian Railway Partnership Community Support Fund is OPEN for applications!

The Cambrian Railway Partnership is delighted to announce a one-off grant fund in order to support communities along the line.

December Training & Events

Christmas has come early at PAVO with no less than five free online events & training sessions on offer in December.

Hearts for the Arts - Nominations are now OPEN!

"This morning we have launched the 2021 Hearts for the Arts Awards to celebrate creativity during the pandemic. We're inviting nominations from across the UK to recognise local authority and cultural trust arts champions and creative community...

Powys Volunteer Centre Delivery Partner opportunity for the Builth/Llanwrtyd Wells area

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations are looking for an organisation to act as a Delivery Partner to deliver localised volunteering services on behalf of Powys Volunteer Centre until the end of March 2021 for the Builth Wells / Llanwrtyd...

EU Settlement Scheme Information Sessions

Hosted by EYST in partnership with five delivery partners; TGP Cymru, Newport MIND, Citizens Advice Cymru, Settled and Newfields Law.

Miss Out to Help Out!

How to help out

No matter how little time you have or where you live, there’s always something you can do to help your community. You can even help out online or over the phone, from the comfort of your sofa.

Powys Area Planning Board: Rep Vacancies and Service User Consultation

We are asking service users to review the Service User Involvement Strategy Consultation, and are looking for current/ex-service users or carers of people with substance misuse issues to be part of the Area Planning Board


Your invitation to the virtual PAVO CONFERENCE & AGM 16th - 20th November

Our Annual Conference and General Meeting this year will be held virtually and will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the voluntary sector’s role in supporting people through the coronavirus pandemic, and how organisations are planning for the...

Citizens Advice Powys – A big “Thank you” to all our volunteers

Citizens Advice Powys staff and volunteers have been working from home since March 2020, continuing to provide a much needed advice service to people across Powys.

Do you work with Children, Young People and Families?

You maybe interested in being part of an approved list of providers in Powys

East Radnorshire Day Centre & East Radnor Home Support

An update for Autumn 2020 and a call out for Trustees!

Let's celebrate Powys' Trustees

...with short film about the success of our Third Sector Skills project.

Help the National Lottery celebrate acts of kindness with ITV!

With a focus on volunteers both formal and informal, the campaign will mark the difference just a small amount of time can make to both communities and individuals.

d1G1TaL dR0p-1N

Three opportunities to talk to us about being a trustee, as part of Trustees' Week 2020

Prince’s Trust Cymru - Get Into Customer Services with Admiral!

This programme is open to young people aged 18-30, living in Wales, who are keen to gain invaluable work experience and have a desire to work in the customer service environment.

Powys Community Health Council- We are looking for members!

Are you interested in improving the health services of a nation? We are looking for volunteers from all walks of life, to help us reflect the wants and the needs of the whole population of Wales in developing and improving the NHS locally and...

FREE PAVO TRAINING - How to Crowdfund with Localgiving!

Ideal for all organisations looking to increase funding methods and online reach:

THURSDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2020 10.30am - 12 noon

NHS Covid-19 App

The NHS COVID-19 app is an important part of our Test Trace Protect programme in Wales to control the spread of Covid-19.

Grants of up to £300 to help Wales' carers

The Welsh Government has announced a new fund to help Wales’ unpaid carers cope with the financial pressures of COVID-19, the Carers Support Grant.

Prince’s Trust Cymru Get Into Construction programme with Welsh Water

November 2020 sees the start of the next Prince’s Trust Cymru Get Into Construction programme with Welsh Water. This is a 2-week programme for young people aged 18-30 in South Wales who have an interest in working within the Water Industry.

Firebreak Lockdown impact on Housing and Homelessness

Cymorth and CHC have been working closely with officials to understand the impact on our members and to inform Welsh Government decisions on homelessness, housing and support services

COVID 19 Firebreaker Lockdown - FAQ

The latest government guidance and FAQs, about rules that will come into force at 6:00pm on Friday 23 October.

Mobile Testing Unit in Machynlleth

To support the COVID-19 testing capacity across the county, a Mobile Drive-Through Testing Unit is being set up in Machynlleth for 6 days from tomorrow (20 October).

DWP Partner Escalation Document for Universal Credit/Benefit enquiries.

Please find the updated version of the Powys DWP Partner Escalation Document for any Universal Credit/benefit enquiries.



New voluntary sector Knowledge Hub launched

Knowledge Hub gives voluntary organisations in Wales easy access to a range of online information, networking and learning.


Celebrating Powys's trustees

Trustees’ Week 2020 – 2nd to 6th November - is an opportunity to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

Online training - free of charge

Public spaces - Re-opening & being COVID-secure

Don't be risk averse, be risk aware (COVID-secure risk assessment)

Being a trustee

Digital Research Questionnaire 2020

PCC are conducting a research study in Powys and are particularly looking for the views of the following people....

SOCIAL CARE WALES: "Have your say on what we think are the priorities for the next five years"

"We recognise that social care and early years in Wales will need to be very different in five years’ time to respond to changing demographic, economic and social needs, and we think that means that we, as an organisation, need to be very different,...

Quality Assurance for Charities in Wales: Trusted Charity Research Launch Event

Quality Assurance is an important topic for charities and voluntary sector organisations in Wales. WCVA has carried out research with charities and funders to find out what they think about quality assurance and especially the Trusted Charity...


Free training available to professionals and volunteers supporting young people across Wales

RNIB Cymru Manifesto launch panel discussion and Q&A with Members of the Senedd

RNIB Cymru would like to invite you to an online event to mark the launch of our Manifesto for the 2021 Senedd elections, ‘A Wales without barriers for people with sight loss’.

Date: Thursday 8th October 2020

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Venue: Zoom

EYST - EU Photograph Competition Invite!

"Let's celebrate the beauty of the EU together"!

Cohesion Hate Crime Awareness Quiz

Webinar for young people 14-25 years old


We are delighted to announce our training programme is up and running again!

Black History Wales Launch Event 2020

Thursday 1st of October 2020 1pm - 3pm


Free supplies for your charity and beneficiaries

Giving World helps charities access brand new life-essentials for free.

Covid-19 Effect on Welsh Community Groups Survey

The Welsh Government would like help to try to understand how the coronavirus pandemic has affected community groups like yours. 

Voting is now open to choose the first WeCare Wales award winner

The award is part of the Accolades, awards that are organised by Social Care Wales that recognise, celebrate and share excellent social care and early years in Wales.

Rekindle Small Steps: "We just want to hear from some kind human beings who want to help"

This small but effective mental health charity, looking after and guiding young people aged 16-25, with mental health problems varying in severity, is looking for Trustees to help administer and support the two full-time staff.


Register now to join the Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund online.

WCVA's Catalyst Cymru project is offer a free introductory webinar!

"How To Recruit Diverse Board Members"

24th September 2020 - 12:30 - 13:30

New Beat Services - for people affected by eating disorders

Demand for their Helpline services has soared in recent months. Latest figures show that in the past six months demand has increased by 97% compared to the same period last year, with 28% of people reaching out to the Helpline from May – July 2020...

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Essentials Launched

A new free tool to help ensure that volunteers have the best possible experience.

Kickstart Scheme to fund jobs for young people in Wales

WCVA will be supporting voluntary organisations that may not otherwise be large enough to qualify to access the UK Government Kickstart Scheme, which provides fully subsidised jobs for young people across the UK.

Powys Groups awarded funding

Third sector organisations in Powys have been awarded funding to help support vulnerable people through the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of £26,591 raised through the Comic Relief Big Night In has been allocated by PAVO to nine organisations from all...

Social Value Moving Forward Awards announced:

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

Find out more here!

CHC Virtual Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference 2020

Date: October 13, 2020, 9:00 am until: October 14, 2020, 1:30 pm

Doing what really matters in social care in Wales – how do we make it happen together?

Fifteen members of the public respond – watch online September 21st – 24th

New BAME Helpline Launched in Wales to respond to Covid-19

Many BAME organisations in Wales have witnessed increased service demand from BAME community members impacted by Covid-19 needing advice and support around a range of areas

Adult Learning Wales presents:

Building a Co-operative Institution in Wales – Banc Cambria

Wednesday 23 September 7-8.10 pm

Kindness of People: The Building Bricks of our Communitues

A series of free online workshops for people who give their time, work in or want to make a positive difference in the community in Powys

Centre of Sign Sight Sound are continuing to work from home, and with participants either by phone or video call.

WEFO have also relaxed the eligibility criteria during this period so they can continue to take referrals and sign up new participants to the programme.


A grant scheme for voluntary organisations providing vital support during the Coronavirus crisis.

Third sector resilience fund for Wales – Phase 2 – New Support

Changes to offer new funding to provide survival and recovery support for voluntary organisations in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Digital support for the third sector in Powys

The pandemic has necessitated a switch to new ways of working and communicating for everybody. Now, more than ever, we all need digital skills to work effectively.

Charity Commission's new online register

The new register replaces two previous versions of the Charity Commission's search tool.


'Meet the Funder': Register now to join the Sport Wales’ Be Active Wales Fund online.

Sport Wales’ “Be Active Fund” is currently open for applications with £4m to help Protect and Prepare community Sports Clubs in Wales.

Free coaching for charities with the IoF Cymru


THIRD SECTOR SKILLS - End of Project Celebration Event!

PAVO will be holding an online celebration event to mark the end of the Third Sector Skills Project on Monday 28 September 6pm - 7:30 pm

Choirs come together for Fundraiser

Local choir the Castle Belle’s joined with the Counterpoint Choir for “the Feel Good Festival Virtual Concert”, a celebration of music which streamed online raising £1000 which was split between Mind UK and Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre, North...

Doing what really matters in social care in Wales – how do we make it happen together?

From September 21st to 24th inspiring and thoughtful speakers from across the care and support sector will meet online to share their experiences of using, delivering and managing services in Wales.

Latest Welsh Government and NHS Wales COVID 19 Announcements

As WG continued to ease lockdown restrictions, including trialling of outdoor events and more extended households meeting indoors, the necessary guidance and legislation were updated. WG also announced the extension of the Integrated Care and...

Free online focus group – Residents of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, or Powys

Community Cohesion Research Thursday, 3rd September 2020 at 7 pm. All participants to our focus groups will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five £20 Amazon vouchers

COVID-19 - Can we hold our charity AGM?

The question of how and when to hold an AGM during a pandemic is a challenging one for charity trustees. This is a new and rapidly changing situation, so there is a lack of guidance and practical examples, but the following information about the...

Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales

Welsh Government has published a Coronavirus Control Plan for Wales. Coronavirus has not gone away and we are likely to see an increase in cases over the autumn and winter as it becomes colder and everyone spends more time indoors.

#ConnectWales2020 - Save The Date!

Following last years' successful 1st National Conference, get ready to connect again on September 29th 2020!

Latest Welsh Government and NHS Wales COVID 19 announcements

All the latest updates and announcements related to COVID 19 including how to get food and medicines, increased capacity for public transport, and guidance for those who are shielding or considered extremely vulnerable.

The Voluntary Sector Recovery Fund is now OPEN!

The Welsh Government fund, administered by WCVA, will focus on the recovery phase of the pandemic, aiming to ensure a fair and just recovery for people in Wales. Find out more and how to apply here.

Leave no-one behind!

You can view the Older People's Commissioner for Wales recent publication here

Young Panelists wanted for PAVO's Youth Led Grant scheme!

A great opportunity to get involved and have a say on what youth led projects are funded in your area

Integrated Care Fund - Small Grants Scheme - Extended Deadline: 6th September 2020

Small grants of up to £200 to develop emotional health and wellbeing projects as part of the whole school approach for children and young people in Powys

CMO Videos Sent on behalf of Welsh Government

Links to the CMO videos shared on WG social media. All the videos are available on social media and can be shared widely.

Do you have any unpaid caring responsibilities?

A joint national project between Age Cymru and Carers Trust Wales, funded by Welsh Government is hosting listening events during August.

E-learning course to help health and social care key workers digitally upskill during Covid-19

The new bi-lingual course has been developed in partnership between Digital Communities Wales and Digital Unite.

Support for Problem Gambling

GamCare is aware that your organisation is likely to encounter individuals who are negatively impacted by their own, or someone else’s, gambling behaviour.

The Heart Of Wales Line COMMUNITY RESILIENCE FUND - closing date for applications 21st August 2020

The Heart of Wales Line Development Company has decided to set up a one-off grant fund in order to support communities along the line.

Call for Papers / Posters: Rural Health and Care VIRTUAL Conference 2020

“Optimising Rural Health and Wellbeing, now and in the future”, is being held this year on-line over 2 days on the 10th and 11th November 2020.

An invite for young people 14-25 to take part in the EYST European Art Competition!

There is a £30 1st place prize available in two age categories: 0-15years & 16-25years of age. There are also 2nd (£20) and 3rd (£10) places prizes up for grabs

Jobsense Webinar - Unique pre-employability and employment support for people with a sensory loss.

Discover the benefits of referring to and or working with the Jobsense specialist support project.

COVID-19: “We must learn from what’s happened and do all we can to help those hit hardest” – John Griffiths MS

The Senedd’s Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee has today issued a stark warning that COVID-19 has already entrenched existing inequalities in Wales.

Good practice in Health and Social Care during COVID 19

Welsh Government are asking the Regional Partnership Board to capture good practice and examples of innovative working across health, social care and the third sector in response to Covid-19.

Take Five – To Stop Fraud

Take Five is a national campaign offering straight forward, impartial advice that helps prevent email, phone based and online fraud.

Community Hub reopening regulations have changed!

Revised guidance will be issued w/c 17th August 2020

Join PAVO's VIRTUAL Q&A Session on the 11th August and find out more!

Survive! Adapt! Thrive!

In this challenging year there are ways to ensure charities can carry on supporting their beneficiaries

Social Development Fund "Moving Forward" - application process is now CLOSED!

The Social Development Moving Forward Fund is open for applications until midday on Friday 14th August 2020

Samaritans wellbeing support line for health and social care workers in Wales

Samaritans has launched a new confidential wellbeing support line for NHS and social care workers in Wales.

The consultation period to complete the Community Cohesion Survey is still live!

This will help gather your views on community cohesion, and specifically the impact that Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic may have upon your communities.

Age At Work Programme

Age Cymru and Business in the Community (Cymru) are currently offering those aged over 50 a chance to take part in a mid-life review via a webinar under the Age at work Programme

Summary data about coronavirus (COVID-19)

The latest Government statistics regarding COVID 19

Join the UK-wide network for participatory arts

Are you working in or supporting participatory arts? Connectivity, collaboration and a collective voice are more vital than ever in our current coronavirus context.

EESC Civil Solidarity Prize

Rewarding solidarity initiatives to tackle the Covid-19 emergency and its consequences in Europe

Welsh Government Post-Covid Guidance for Community Halls, Centres & Buildings

This guidance is for those managing community centres, village halls, church halls and other community centres, on safely reopening multi-purpose buildings.

PAVO's Youth Led Grant scheme is still OPEN!

New deadline for submissions is 14th August - check it out here and request your application form ASAP!

4th August - Help Credu create the latest Carers Chat Magazine - The Autumn Edition!

First meet up: Tuesday, 4 August at 2pm - join us to plan it out!

BAME Routes to Public Life Mentoring Scheme

Do you feel disillusioned with Welsh Politics? Would you like to get more involved in public life and have an impact on the decisions that are made that affect you and your communities?

New online tool to help people navigate finances in the wake of coronavirus

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is profoundly impacting the lives of people in Wales and right across the UK. It is not only affecting physical health – it has also created a financial wellbeing crisis that will continue to worsen for millions of...

POWYS REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP BOARD - Improving people's health and well-being across Powys

Do you or anyone you work with want to make a difference and play a key part in helping make decisions about Health and Social Care Services in Powys?

Keep Your Distance

Distance Aware is an NHS initiative that has been established to enable individuals and organisations to politely prompt ongoing distancing and respect of individual social space.

'Meet the Funder': Register now to join the People's Postcode Lottery online

This August, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, four community focused Trusts will be launching their latest funding round. People’s Postcode Trust, Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust, and Postcode Neighbourhood Trust...

An invitation from Welsh Government

"We are issuing an invitation to people in Wales to send us their thoughts on how we should support future post-Covid recovery and reconstruction in Wales"

Friendly Boost for Builth Wells Library

The Friends of Builth Wells Library have used funding from the Powys Community Sector Response Team ( C-SERT) to set up a ‘ click and collect’ service to enable residents of Builth and surrounding areas to collect new library books close to home.

COVID-19 emergency funding is changing

WCVA’s Voluntary Services Emergency Fund, which has awarded almost £7.5million to voluntary organisations in Wales, will be changing in August to reflect the changing needs of the sector.

The Wales TUC has launched a new survey on race and the workplace.

"We want to listen to the lived experiences of people who live and/or work in Wales. We want to know more about how people are finding the Welsh workplace and the impact that their race or ethnicity has on this"

Shielding in Wales to pause from 16 August

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Frank Atherton has confirmed people in Wales who are shielding will no longer need to do so after 16 August.

2020/21 Youth Led Grants scheme EXTENDED DEADLINE

Small grants up to £750 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years - DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 14th AUGUST 2020

Public Health Wales - Learning from Lockdown Webinars.

Public Health Wales are launching a webinar series focusing on the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Black Lives Matter Wales: An Address of Racial Inequality in Wales

Black Lives Matter (BLM) Wales is a collective movement led by individuals, from all walks of life around Wales, who stand together against all forms of racial injustice. The group consists of regional leaders, who have organised, led, attended, or...

Test, Trace, Protect - Resources to support you as restrictions ease.

As restrictions start to ease it's important to continue to keep Wales safe and to know what to do to Test, Trace and Protect ourselves and to stop the spread of the virus.

Preparing to Return to Volunteering post COVID-19

WCVA Volunteering Manager Felicitie Walls covers the main points of consideration when preparing or returning to volunteering after lockdown.

Minister praises sector role in Covid-19 response

At the recent voluntary sector meeting with the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, the Minister for Health, Vaughan Gething, commented that the sector was ‘hugely important’ in the coronavirus crisis as service deliverers,...

Black Lives Matter

The Arts Council of Wales has announced its support of Black Lives Matter.


Welsh Government - COVID 19 Daily Announcements

Keeping you up to date with restriction changes.

New Online Tool to Support with COVID-19 related issues.

Welsh Government have created a new online tool to support people in finding the help they need if they're struggling because of COVID-19

Meet the Funder: Register now to join the People's Postcode Lottery online

This August, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, four community focused Trusts will be launching their latest funding round.

Making meetings accessible for people with sensory loss

Information produced by Wales Council of the Blind and Wales Council of the Deaf on making meetings accessible for people with sensory loss. Please feel free to share !

RESEARCH - EU Citizens living in Wales

If you would like to participate in the research or know of any EU Citizens happy to be interviewed about their experiences, please click here.

Return to Work - PPE Guidance

As restrictions ease it's important to know when PPE is required and what kind of PPE is suitable.

Ponthafren needs your vote!

VOTE FOR Ponthafren's Calmer Community

Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales Survey

The Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales (EYST), working with partners, has commissioned a study to help better understand the impact of the pandemic on BAME community and voluntary organisations in Wales. If you’re working in a BAME...

Mens Sheds survey!

There are several Mens' Sheds accessible in Mid Wales - would you like to see more?

Visit here to take part in a short survey and help combat lonliness, social isolation and health issuesin Mid Wales!


Welsh virtual screening of RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

Anyone who is resident in Wales can register for the screening here:

Social Distancing # WorldUpsideDown campaign launch!

Blind and partially sighted people are used to navigating a complicated world. But coronavirus has turned the world upside down. As lockdown eases, changes to businesses, services and streets to enforce social distancing will make getting back to...

Our Future Wales.

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on all countries around the world and Wales. As well as the health risks; jobs are at risk; public finances are at risk; our vulnerable communities are at risk.

What happens when you get a test for coronavirus?

Welsh Government have produced an easy read overview on what happens when you get a

test for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Making meetings accessible for people with sensory loss.

As more and more of our work has now gone online it's important to make sure that all meetings are accessible to people with sensory loss.

Citizens Advice - EU Citizens Rights Project

EU Citizens Rights Project is funded until 31st December 2020 to provide free advice and assistance with the EU Settlement Scheme, and specialist advice for Employment & Discrimination


Social media scams include anything from free supermarket vouchers to app downloads, questionnaires to quizzes, non-existent goods to investment scams

Llani Pantri going from strength to strength.

Llani Pantri, the food bank set up in Llanidloes in response to the Covid 19 outbreak, has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings back in March.

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Carers Chat Magazine

Have a look here for The Resilience edition!

Builth's Lockdown Story

"Community means sticking together even when we have to be apart."

Welsh Government- Keep Wales Safe

Do you provide Social Care Services?

Covid -19 information, guidance & support is available through Business Wales

An Introduction to H&S and Risk Assessments

Are you looking for some simple, clear advice on Health and Safety obligations in the work placeand producing written risk assessments following the COVID-19 pandemic?

Free digital advice for small businesses and charities.

Digital Boost aims to support the British small businesses and charities impacted by COVID-19 on their digitisation journey.

Llangors sticks together

"It’s good to see the community supporting each other, it’s been a ‘get to know folks' experience."

Armed Forces Support Day

Armed Forces Day will take place on Saturday 27th June 2020 and is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways...

Health and Wellbeing sessions to connect to nature during COVID-19

Coed Lleol are supporting people with health & wellbeing during COVID- 19 by running online sessions to help connect with nature

Building on the community response to COVID-19

In response to the current Coronavirus crisis, WCVA ran a series of events exploring how the voluntary sector has been affected by and continues to respond to the pandemic. The second of these events looked at building on the community response and...

New online services starting at Mid & North Powys Mind

Mid and North Powys Mind now have two new FaceBook live sessions, one on creative writing and one as an intro to Silvercoloud/CBT. As well as this they have new Zoom training courses. They are also offering their new, or rather - returning service -...

The Safe & Warm Fund - APPLY NOW!

Here at Wales & West Utilities our job is to keep you safe and warm at home.

Day to day we do that by looking after the pipes that keep the gas flowing.

You rely on us to heat your homes, while we also power businesses and essential services like...

Children In Need Next Steps Programme- - Urgent Update!

The Next Steps programme has seen a high level of demand. As a result they will be closing the application form to new applications at 12 noon on Wednesday 24th June. Read more here....

Brecon & District Mind - In The Community

We maybe in the midst of social isolating, but Brecon and District Mind are still very much there to help during these unprecedented times.

Action on Hearing Loss – JobSense Employment Service

Do you know someone who is Deaf, has a hearing loss, tinnitus or sight loss?


JobSense support people who have been out of work for over 12 months or who are facing complex barriers due to their sensory loss. We support them to access paid work of...

Apply for the Co-op Local Community Fund

The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that Co-op members care about.

Community Cashback Grants!

A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is one of the largest and most forward-thinking family-owned businesses in the UK and is the largest division of SPAR UK, owning circa 280 stores and serving more than 950 in total across England and Wales.

They want to...

European Youth Together 2020

European Youth Together’ projects aim to create networks promoting regional partnerships, to be run in close cooperation with young people from across Europe (Erasmus+ programme countries). The networks would organise exchanges, promote training (for...

Views of Powys businesses wanted

Businesses are being asked for their views to help Powys County Council understand the full effects of Coronavirus on the local economy.

Test Trace Protect in Powys / Profi Olrhain Diogelu ym Mhowys

Powys Teaching Health Board and Powys County Council are working in partnership with local communities, the armed forces, Public Health Wales, Welsh Government, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, NPTC Group and other partners to deliver our NHS...

Active Travel Consultation

Welsh Government are consulting on a revised Active Travel delivery, planning and design guidance

Infoengine now easier & quicker to use!

Infoengine is the online directory for third sector services across Wales.

From the feedback we have received from individuals and groups we have redesigned infoengine’s registration process.

A Friend in Need

Welsh Government recently announced that 130 000 vulnerable and at risk people now need to continue shielding until the 16th August. For many this is a time of continued solitary isolation without company or someone to talk to.

Cash boost for Powys charities.

Around 300 charities and not for profit organisations across Powys are set to receive a much-needed financial boost

Protecting Older People in Wales from Crime and Scams

Older people in Wales should continue to be vigilant to protect themselves from crime and scams during the Covid-19 pandemic as they can be a particular target for criminals.

Thank You from Powys Volunteer Centre

We’re immensely grateful for the incredible community spirit and goodwill shown by the people of Powys at this time, demonstrated by a surge in interest in volunteering. Over the past three months almost 1000 new volunteers have registered on our...

Abermule Reaches Out

Abermule Community Centre applied for a grant from the C-SERT emergency fund for an outreach project. Their Chair, Leon Shearer, tells us more.

MEET THE FUNDER: Children In Need

Friday 19th June 2020 - 2pm.

Get your tickets here!

Rhayader Community Support rises to the challenge

“I couldn’t have done without them at this time”

Job Retention Scheme

A reminder that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will cease on 31st October 2020.

However, it will close to new members on 30 June 2020, so the last date employers can furlough employees is 10 June 2020.

After 10 June 2020, employers will only...

Applications to join Bright Green Future in September 2020 closing on 29th June!

Bright Green Future are looking for young people aged 14-17, with an interest in the environment and climate change, to take part in a free, year-long programme starting in September 2020.

Building an effective ‘Case for Support’

Catalyst Cymru, a WCVA project funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund is delivering a series of free online training courses to support voluntary Heritage organisations’ fundraising activities in June and July 2020. Building an effective ‘Case for...

Carers Trust Wales Survey

Carers Trust Wales are promoting a survey for young carers and young adult carers aged 12-25.

Different Futures Wales

This survey examines how the voluntary sector and communities in Wales might look when the Covid-19 crisis begins to lessen.

Support for Individuals

Many people have been affected financially with the impact of the pandemic, 130 000 have been asked to continue to self isolate. The attached documents provide useful information about financial support available and the vital services continued to...

Don't Hate Educate

The Ethnic and Youth Minorities service are offering valuable anti racism training online for professionals, raising awareness of key groups living in contemporary Wales.

Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September – All schools in Wales to enter next phase

All children will have the opportunity to “Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September”, the Education Minister Kirsty Williams announced today as she published details of the next phase for schools in Wales.

New NHS app will provide more care closer to home for people in Powys

The launch of a new NHS app in Wales, Consultant Connect, is set to reduce the need for Powys residents to travel for unnecessary hospital admission and referrals.

New online NHS parenting courses gives a little extra support to parents

Being a parent can be tough. Being a parent on lockdown is tougher still.

Public Health Wales is offering all parents, parents-to-be, grandparents and carer-givers free access to a series of online courses designed to help them understand the...

Volunteer Voices: Peaceful Schools Project

For Volunteers' Week, Andrew from Llanidloes tells us of the joy and satisfaction he gets from his volunteering in schools.

Volunteer Voices: Newtown Community Café

For Volunteers' Week, Andy from Newtown tells us about his experience of volunteering during lockdown.


One of the 2019/20 recipients of PAVO's Youth Led Grants describes how bringing their project to fruition has built their confidence.

Awesomeness Wanted!

We are looking for young people aged 14-25 to sit on PAVO's Youth Led Grant Scheme 2020 panel!

A message from Fay Jones MP for Volunteers' Week

Brecon & Radnorshire MP Fay Jones has recorded a message of thanks to volunteers for Volunteers Week 2020.

Volunteer Voices: Dementia Matters in Powys

Viv Evans is a volunteer with Dementia Matters in Powys. For Volunteers' Week Viv tells us how she got involved and what her volunteering means to her.

Volunteering in times of crisis

When Knighton flooded earlier this year, a massive volunteer effort was co-ordinated to supported residents. Louise Hardwick tells the story for Volunteers' Week.

A message of thanks from PAVO's CEO for Volunteers' Week 2020

PAVO's Chief Executive Officer, Carl Cooper, has recorded a message of thanks to all volunteers for the start of Volunteer' Week 2020.

Volunteer roles adapting to a crisis

Beth Lowden from Blind Veterans UK explains how one of their regular volunteers has adapted to the Covid-19 situation.

New COVID-19 testing centre launches at the Royal Welsh Showground

Hundreds of people in Powys with COVID-19 symptoms can now be tested each day thanks to a new partnership between Powys Teaching Health Board, UK Armed Forces, Powys County Council, and the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

A sincere ‘Thank You’ to all our volunteers from the PTHB

Recent weeks have once again highlighted the strong tradition of volunteering in Powys. People of all ages from across the county, including many of our own health board staff, regularly give up their own spare time away from work and family to...

COVID -19 Updated Shielding Advice for Vulnerable People

Following recent discussions with the Chief Medical Officer for Wales (CMO), the Minister for Health and Social Services has published a statement containing modest changes to the advice for shielding people. Approximately 130,000 people in Wales are...

Member of the Senedd for Brecon & Radnorshire thanks volunteers

Kirsty Williams MS has recorded a special message for the start of Volunteers' Week 2020

Tele-friends at Tenovus Cancer Care

Tenovus have a new telephone befriending service called Tele-friends - trained volunteers are on hand to give weekly uplifting phone calls for those who are affected by cancer.

Test, Trace, Protect

A written update from Vaughan Gething on progress in implementing the Test, Trace, Protect strategy.

Hay Festival Digital presenting until 31 May 2020

View the main programme featuring a vast array of inspirational, FREE live broadcasts and interactive Q&A’s, podcasts and films from the world’s greatest writers and thinkers.

Make some noise for Volunteers' Week

It's Volunteers ' Week next week from the 1st-7th June. This special week is a time when all organisations who involve volunteers are encouraged to say a huge thank you to their volunteers. This year, the campaign will focus on sharing volunteering...

Arts Marketing Association support for UK arts, cultural and heritage sector.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is developing the Arts Marketing Association are pulling together resources to help you find relevant information for the arts, culture and heritage sector.

Warm Wales - Supporting you during COVID-19

Warm Wales’ North Wales team will be providing the support that they normally offer via Healthy Homes Healthy People home visits, in a different way while dealing with the current situation.

Coronavirus and Me

An online survey asking Wales’ children and young people for their views and opinions during the Coronavirus pandemic has launched today.

Capturing good practice during COVID 19

Welsh Government are asking the Regional Partnership Board to capture good practice and examples of innovative working across health, social care and the third sector in response to Covid-19.

Volunteers deliver

A volunteer tells us about her experience as a Covid-19 Health and Care Volunteer in Powys.

Volunteers' Week is coming!

Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide and annual festival of volunteering which takes place from 1-7 June every year.

Community Angels feeding their neighbours in Welshpool

Volunteers and local businesses are providing more meals on wheels in Welshpool with a little help from the C-SERT Emergency Fund.

Protect yourself from crime during COVID 19

Changes to the way we live and work have provided new oportunites for frauds and scams, taking advantage of the current situation. Please remain as vigilant and alert as possible.

Credit Unions COVID 19 Update

Credit unions have a long history of working to help their members during challenging times and are continuing to offer affordable finance, including to those economically vulnerable, during the crisis.

Post Office Coronavirus Update

Post Offices continue to remain open to provide essential services such as access to cash,cheque deposits, bill payments and sending and collecting parcels.

COVID-19 General Case Definition Change

As of the 18th May the general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste.

Free Translation from Welsh Language Commissioner

The Welsh Language Commissioner’s office is offering free translations under 1000 words to voluntary organisations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting young children during COVID 19

Ten top tips to support parents and carers of young children from birth to four years old during lockdown at home.

POWYS ARTS Information & Support

Hay Festival goes digital ! Attending Hay Festival Digital 2020 online is completely free and couldn't be easier.

Welsh Women's Aid Bystander Toolkit

Welsh Women's Aid has launched a COVID-19 Bystander Toolkit.

Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme

If you are self-employed and the coronavirus has affected you, the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant.

Daily COVID-19 Update from Powys Teaching Health Board on 14 May

The latest PTHB update is for local stakeholders in Powys

Thank You!

PAVO would like to show appreciation to everbody working and volunteering during covid-19!

Llanwrtyd Community Transport adapts to change

Funding from the C-SERT Emergency Fund is helping Powys communities respond to changing needs.

Support for Veterans as The Poppy Factory continues to operate remotely.

The 'Getting you back to work service,' helps hundreds of unemployed veterans every year find the right jobs, enabling them to thrive in the civilian workplace.

Welsh military veteran carers going without the help they need (copy 1)

There are 370,000 unpaid carers in Wales and 210,000 military veterans. Many of these unpaid carers look after military veterans, while a significant number of veterans also care for family members. Yet many carers are stressed and struggling with...

Charity regulators urge vigilance over 'incorrect' coronavirus spending

UK charity regulators have warned independent examiners to be vigilant for charities misusing funds during the coronavirus pandemic. Independent examiners can review charity accounts instead of auditors, where a charity has an income of £250,000 a...

Brecon and District Mind Still Open for Support

Brecon and District Mind are still open to offer support regardless of whether you have accessed their services before.

Shining a Light on Creative Practices during the time of Covid-19

Please find a link below to register to attend the Webinar ‘Shining a Light on Creative Practices during the time of Covid-19’ hosted by Arts Health South Wests’ Alex Coulter.


WAHWN comes together with Culture Health & Wellbeing Alliance and...

IoF survey reveals Covid-19 impact on Welsh charities

Almost two thirds of charity respondents to an IoF Cymru survey expect to make cuts to their services as a result of Covid-19.

Citizens Advice Powys Update

At Citizens Advice Powys all of our services are still available via telephone. We know that a lot of people have had a drop in income and are starting to struggle to manage their money.

Brecon Credit Union Opening Hours

During the current pandemic the credit union office will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.00-12.30.

COVID 19 and Parkinsons Disease

Parkinsons UK have partnered with Lancaster University to put together a survey. We need your experiences of the current crisis so we can best shape a response.

Welsh Government updates its guidance on shielding

The announcement includes some further details of who is included in the additional cohort

Supermarket Volunteer E-Gift Cards

Volunteer gift cards can be purchased online and used by people other than the purchaser to buy shopping in store for them.

These are generally purchased on-line, and then an email is sent with a barcode to either the purchaser, or a nominated...

Bilingual Social Media During COVID-19

Are you keeping in touch with your service users via social media? PAVO is still provding its Active Offer Project Contact:

Hafren launches online community singing & rhythm and painting classes

Our very own performing & community arts venue Hafren in Newtown is launching creative & quality of life enhancing online singing & rhythm, and creative arts classes for the community to enjoy.

Free relationship counselling for bank workers.

The unprecedented Covid-19 lockdown is affecting us all in many ways. Relationships can be particularly hard hit at this time; whether through separation and loneliness, money worries, general anxiety, trying to work from home and home school at the...

Department Work & Pensions Update

The latest important updates including financial support, housing, benefits and childcare.

Alzheimer's Society - Still Available for Support

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is a likelihood that 850,000 people affected by dementia will be cut off from their families, their communities and the services they rely on. The Alzheimers Society want to assure you that they are still...

Powys Teaching Health Board supports Dying Matters/Byw Nawr Week 11th – 17th May 2020

The theme for Dying Matters/Byw Nawr 2020 is ‘Dying to Be Heard’ and focuses on how we can support each other by listening. How many people want to talk about death, but feel they have no-one to talk about it? How many people are “Dying to Be Heard”?...

Newtown Network feeding their community

Thanks to a grant from the C-SERT Emergency Fund, the Newtown Network has been able to supply more free meals to vulnerable members of their community.

Food safety for community cooking and food banks

The Food Standards Agency has updated their guidance on food safety for community cooking and food banks.

Powys Arts Information & Support Update

A selection of delectable ideas to appease your appetite for arts while staying at home..


Welcome to Powys’s very own new online dance studio!

Impelo, a small but mighty dance organisation based in Llandrindod Wells, has launched a fantastic and fun on-line dance programme for all people of all ages for FREE!

Are you a key worker, furloughed or finding things difficult?

Mid and North Powys Mind are keen to offer their services to as many people as possible during this time.


New Active Inclusion fund for COVID-19

A new round of Active Inclusion funding is being launched to help organisations in the struggle against coronavirus – with a simplified and shortened application process.

Older People's Commissioner for Wales - Frequently Asked Questions Hub

We have received lots of questions from older people and their families during these past few weeks, about where they can get the information and support they may need during the coronavirus outbreak.


We've provided answers to the questions we've...

Falling on hard times?

The Charity Commission has issued guidance about managing financial difficulties caused by coronavirus.

Welsh Ambulance Special Info Burst April 2020

All the latest news and information from Welsh Ambulance Services

Aldi Voucher Scheme

In response to the growing number of not-for-profit organisations recognising the great value we offer our customers, Aldi has introduced the 'Aldi Voucher Scheme'

Emergency Volunteering Leave (EVL) to support Community Social Care

The Coronavirus Act 2020 introduced a new statutory provision for emergency volunteering leave, which allows workers who have suitable social care skills and experience to take unpaid leave.

A Call to Brighten Someone's Day

Dementia Matters In Powys has had to cancel it's regular dementia support meetings at their meeting centers. Can you help them support their members?

Injection treatment: Latest advice from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

All routine appointments in eye clinics continue to be postponed. However, injections for wet AMD, and other conditions which would cause severe visual loss if not treated, are still going ahead.

Moondance Covid-19 Relief Fund

We are keen to help Welsh charities continue their operations during the Covid-19 crisis.

Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Powys Teaching Health Board

A personal message from Carol Shillabeer - Chief Executive Powys Teaching Health Board

Elite Employment Support during Lockdown.

Due to the Government guidelines, the JobSense team are working from home. They are still fully operating their pre-employment support services, with phone lines and emails open to participants and new referrals.

A Truly Good Friday in Llanidloes

In keeping with the Good Friday tradition of eating fish, Llanidloes’ older and most vulnerable residents did not lose out this year despite Covid-19 restrictions and had free fish and chips delivered to their door.

Palliative and End of Life Teaching with COVID-19 update

As part of the training preparation for the response to Covid-19 a training session to support any member of clinical staff has been developed.

What organisations need to know about carers and young carers.

Young and Adult carers are doing incredibly important work to care for someone.

When Home is Not a Safe Place

Home is not always synonymous with safety .

Action on Hearing loss- Powys hearing aid clinics.

Audiology update for hearing aid support during COVID-19

UK Government’s Furlough Scheme Opens for Applications

The Government’s scheme to help pay people’s wages and support businesses amid the Covid-19 pandemic has gone live.

Carer Engagement at a Regional Level- Online Survey

Due to current COVID-19 precautions, the all Wales Forum has had to postpone their carer engagement events. They have created a survey in the meantime to help gather the views of carers to add the the information they already have.

Wales Liver Support Groups – British Liver Trust

While we all try to adapt to the new normal that Covid 19 has brought,British Liver Trust have moved our peer support sessions online.

Not Home Alone

Thanks for all the support already shown for the Looking Out For Each Other Campaign and support you have already given to help communities across Wales during the COVID-19 crisis.

Free Digital Champion training during COVID-19

COVID-19 is forcing massive changes to the way we work, how and where – and at great speed. Having the essential digital skills to be confident and comfortable using – and exploring – digital and tech to support this adaption is more important than...

Strong Community creates Llanidloes Mutual Aid Fund.

Llanidloes launches its COVID 19 Mutual Aid Fund after their Good Friday Fish supper fed 300 people and raised £1500

Smoking and COVID 19

Emerging evidence shows that smokers are at a greater risk of severe respiratory disease from COVID-19

NHS Audiology updates

The British Academy of Audiology (BAA) have joined the #StillHereForYou social media campaign, to let the public know that

Audiology departments across the country are still doing everything they can to help people with NHS hearing aids.

At A Loss

At A Loss provides a website directory of bereavement support that covers the UK.

My Life My Wishes - Advanced Care Planning

Due to the seriousness of this outbreak it is now very important to start the conversation with the communities we support and for them to consider where they would wish to be cared for and what is important to them in case they become severely...

Live Fear Free

Not every home is a safe place to be during the social distancing period. Welsh Government have a useful website with support and guidance for anyone experiencing domestic violence during the lock down period.

Welsh Government Shielding Information

There has been some confusion about the letters from Welsh Government regarding shielding and who is in the extremely vulnerable category. Local Health Boards have not been involved in the shielding process with information coming directly from Weals...

Citizens Advice Powys “We are still here for you”

CAB's main objective at the moment is to make people aware that they are still providing a service across Powys

Community groups and COVID-19: What you need to know about data protection.

Good advice and information for any groups or organisations that are now responsible for handling personal information.

Money Handling Advice for Volunteers

Good news for volunteers supporting people in roles that involve handling money.

Guidance for Volunteers

Essential advice and information for those of you who are providing support services for those in self-isolation / quarantine.

OUR TRIBUTE TO PAVO CHAIR, The Reverend Ian Charlesworth

It is with great sadness that we note the sudden death of our dear friend and Board Chair, Ian Charlesworth.

Online digital inclusion training courses with Digital Communities Wales

At Digital Communities Wales we’ve been working hard over the past two weeks to develop online digital inclusion training courses, including webinars and digital drop-in sessions that might be vital to you and your service users going forward.

Shared Lives Carers Needed

Shared Lives carers often begin their enquiry as a volunteer wanting to help. Shared Lives carers provide a family setting and care for individuals who need support to live well and independently, they receive payment for the support they provide

Wales Perinatal Mental Health Network COVID-19 Update

Perinatal Mental Health support services will continue to be available during the COVID 19 pandemic.

COVID 19 Advice and Support for Women's Groups

Rosa has launched an emergency response fund to support the UK women’s sector. They are continuing to mobilise their resources to support organisations and understand exactly how the current crisis is impacting on them and the women they support.

Good Eggs at Easter Time

We're delighted with our amazing Befrienders who have been officially recognised by the High Sheriff of Powys for the tireless support they provide to people over the age of 50 who are vulnerable, lonely or socially isolated.

Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Powys Teaching Health Board - Message from Carol Shillabeer

Here in Powys I am tremendously proud of the way that health and care staff, volunteers, essential workers and our communities have responded to the challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19).These are challenging and unprecedented times, never before...

Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 fund.

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.

ASDA Volunteer Shopping Card

ASDA helps to support volunteer shopping with a Volunteer Shopping Card.

Citizens Advice Services - Corona- Virus

Like all public facing services Citizens Advice are having to adjust normal delivery patterns in the face of the Corona-Virus epidemic

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......

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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Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

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Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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