Tuesday, 24 August 2010


The next round of the youth bank has been moved to the 20th September 2010 to allow organisations time to consult with Young People to get the bids done.

If you are unaware of the youth bank fund it is the replacement to the £250 that groups got from the youth registration scheme.

The Youth Bank provides a greater opportunity for Youth Service Providers to deliver effective non-formal and informal learning through better access to facilities and resources.

Voluntary groups can therefore use this money to help with insurance or rent for their buildings

Where equipment is linked to curriculum development this will help to improve the engagement of young people and in turn help to increase membership and attendance by young people.

Each club/project will be eligible to apply once a year and can be awarded money to spend either on Capital equipment or Revenue resources. Capital equipment is something that is permanent and will stay in the setting. Resources could be instructors, materials that you use or expenses incurred during the project.

In each round there are three areas (mid, north and south) and in each area there is one grant of up to £500 and eight grants of up to £250


o Each application must have evidence of curriculum development linked to the Youth Work Curriculum Statement for Wales: Educative/empowering /expressive/participative and Powys and Learning Areas

o Each application has to be completed by the young people and presented to the youth bank committee

o Each project has to have a minimum of 8 young people involved with it.

o Each club/project will be awarded up to £500 to spend on Capital equipment for their project and a minimal amount of money for Resources. Capital equipment is something that is permanent and will stay in the setting. Resources can be instructors; materials that you use or expenses accrued during the project.

o Your Project must be registered with PAVO or the Youth Services to be eligible for funding to fulfill Health and Safety Criteria.

o Each application has to be in by 20th September 2010

For more information / application form please contact:

Youth Bank

Rebecca Jayne (Area Youth Worker)

St Johns Offices


Llandrindod Wells





Wednesday, 18 August 2010

NEW - GREEN GRANTS SCHEME - deadline imminent

The Green Insurance Company Presents Grimple's Green Grants!

Grimple's Green Grants is a new grant scheme launched in August 2010 for the first time ever by The Green Insurance Company.

They are looking for green projects across the United Kingdom that they can fund and support. There is up to £20 000 to give away to environmentally friendly projects, offering funds up to £2 000 to small projects and organisations.

Applications can be made online at: http://www.greeninsurancegiving.co.uk/grants.php

Deadline for applications is midnight on 29th August 2010!

This is literally hot off the press!



The Small Grants Scheme is one of the ways that the PEP encourages environmental projects within Powys. Any project must contribute to the key environmental priorities of the Community Strategy.

The maximum grant available is £750, which can contribute to 50% of the project costs. The remaining 50% must be match funded by the group.

The final round this year opens on September 1st, and applications must be received by 8th October 2010.

For more information or application forms please contact James Williams, Powys County Council on 01597 826130 or e-mail james.williams@powys.gov.uk


PAVO's accredited funding advisor's will be touring round Powys this Summer, bringing PAVO to local communities in Powys. Staff can provide tailored support for your group’s needs including a funding health check, funding searches, and an application checking service, all free of charge to you.
We can also offer support and guidance around issues affecting your group for example trustee and governance, and policies.

During September 2010 we will be visiting:

* Crickhowell on Tuesday 7th September 2010, at the Volunteer Bureau Offices from 1pm
* Welshpool on Wednesday 15th September at the Town Hall from 10.30am

Appointments must be booked. To book your place phone the PAVO Help-desk on 0845 0093288.

Thursday, 12 August 2010



Grant Money is available for capital projects between £500 to £5000.

The work should benefit young people (11- 25 year olds) in the community.

The grant can be used for:

· Building works such as improvements / alterations

· Substantial equipment (over £500)

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate how they encourage active participation of young people, widen their skills range and give enhanced competence.

All funded projects will be required to:

· Have a governing document

· Have a bank account

· Demonstrate the ability to manage a grant

· Demonstrate how the project is sustainable.

Deadline for applications is Monday 27th September 2010

Assistance is also available from PAVO Development Officers, for general guidance and support:

Andrew Davies / John Davies– Tel: 01686 626220

Claire Sterry - Tel: 01597 822191

Please visit www.pavo.org.uk for more information.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Ystradgynlais Wood and Tool Store

The Ystrad Wood and Tool Store is a social enterprise trading arm of the Ystradgynlais Volunteer Centre. Watch the video to find out more.