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 Community Connectors from Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO). They are forums to discuss local needs and promote collaboration in the development of services that meet those needs. 

The 13 Localities : base town plus surrounding areas



Welshpool & Montgomery                


Llanfair Caereinion

Builth and Llanwrtyd Wells



Llandrindod Wells & Rhayader


Hay on Wye & Talgarth

Knighton and Presteigne



Take the Initiative: 

The Localities Initiative wants to link up local ideas and priorities with a £260,000 injection of funds across Powys. This funding will enable communities to prioritise initial investment in projects that build local capacity, unlock future development potential and reduce barriers to participation.

Possible examples

  • business plans & feasibility studies, 

  • short pilot projects 

  • new collaborative development structures / social enterprises to deliver local health and well-being services

  • maximising the potential of digital technology within communities and community buildings 

  • establishing new volunteering opportunities 

  • developing plans and activities aimed at moving to a low carbon economy (community growing, woodlands, recycling, transport).

  • Cultural and Tourism development that contributes to 'sense of place' and the local tourism offer

The Localities Initiative provides an excellent opportunity to kick-start the process of recovery and build community resilience to future challenges across Powys.

If your local community organisation, community council or business sector is not currently represented on a Locality Network - then please contact us today.

‘This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.’

PAVO project contacts

Nick Venti;  nick.venti(at)pavo.org.uk 

Mike Entwisle; South Powys;  michael.entwisle(at)pavo.org.uk 

Graham Evans; Mid & North Powys; graham.evans(at)pavo.org.uk 

Powys Climate Change contacts:Flo Greaves,  flo.greaves(at)pavo.org.uk Diana Allen diana.allen(at)pavo.org.uk 

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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