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Trustees Week is nearly here!

Find out what PAVO are up to from 4th - 8th November 2019!

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!

LOOK OUT! for a PAVO Training Roadshow coming to a town near you.....CaPOW!

PAVO runs a number of training courses to help organisations, and this season have we three fantastic programmes on offer!



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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Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

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01686 626 220

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