Thursday, 31 May 2012


Up to £2000 per group will be available for supporting identified local need and activity, for small scale capital projects, that will make a big impact.
Groups wishing to apply will go through a funding health check with a PAVO Development Officer.
Groups will be expected to find match funding of 33%

·        Go to:  
·        Call the:         PAVO Helpdesk on 0845 009 3288
·        E-mail: 

First Deadline is: FRIDAY 29TH JUNE 2012

Shine 2012: turn your good ideas into good practice

This is your opportunity to test your innovative ideas for improving the quality of healthcare locally and gather evidence about its impact and effectiveness.
Our annual Shine programme focuses on aspects of healthcare quality that reflect the key issues the UK health service faces. This year the challenge is to find new approaches to delivering healthcare that aim to achieve one of the following:
·         supporting patients to be active partners in their own care
·         improving patient safety
·         improving quality while reducing costs.
All projects need to identify the costs and benefits of the intervention.
The maximum award for each project is £75,000.
Up to 18 projects will be selected and each project will run over 15 months, including three months' set up and a 12 month implementation period. Projects will be in operation by the beginning of 2013 and each project will present results at an end-of-programme conference to be held in the first quarter of 2014.
Shine is open to applications from healthcare teams based in any of the four countries of the UK, and NHS, private and voluntary sector organisations are equally invited to apply.
Contact Trish Buchan for more details on 01597 822191 or e-mail 

Call for applications to the Tenovus Innovation Grants – “Relevant Research for Real People”

A diagnosis of cancer can have a devastating effect on patients and their families, bringing with it a wide array of physical, emotional and practical problems that need to be addressed at an already difficult time. With a cancer incidence amongst the highest in the world, a disproportionately aging population that predicts a continued increase in the incidence of cancer and a health system that is under huge financial pressure, Wales needs to develop new and innovative ways to help support an ever growing number of people throughout their cancer journey. To help do this, Tenovus are looking for applications to the Tenovus Innovation Grant scheme. We are looking for projects that meet the needs of cancer patients and their families in Wales, at all stages of their disease, from cancer prevention and healthy living, through screening, early detection and diagnosis, to survivorship or end of life care.
Projects must have a demonstrably beneficial effect on people affected by cancer or have the potential to do so in the future, and have realistic and sustainable aims and objectives. Applications with public and patient involvement at the heart of the proposal, and which demonstrate collaborative or partnership working, will be given priority. Please note that we are not accepting laboratory based projects in this call.  
The call is open to all, including individuals, patient groups, academic institutions, health professionals and voluntary organisations, based in Wales.  We welcome applications for projects of all sizes from £1000 up to £30,000 but they must complete within 12 months of receiving funding. The closing date for initial Expressions of Interest is 4pm on 26 June 2012.  To apply, please fill in our expression of interest form . Successful applicants will be invited, by August 1st, to submit a full application (closing date Sept 18 th). For further information about the call, please download and read our Innovation grant document. For more information, advice, or if you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us at or telephone 02920 768 850.

Fancy helping others in your community get or keep fit?

Free Training for Leaders to help launch/develop Walking & Getting Fit to Run clubs in Powys

Training & mentoring is being offered to anyone in Powys interested in setting up a Walking or Running club in their community, club or place of work 

The aim is to provide opportunities for women of all ages and/ or adults aged between the ages of 25 - 44 to get fitter.

The training will give leaders the qualifications & the skills to encourage people who have not previously undertaken exercise.   

There will be no charge for the training which will involve a residential weekend in Mid Powys but the leaders will be expected to commit to developing Walking/ Fit to run Groups on behalf of their nominating organisation/community.

If you are interested, please contact Trish Buchan - e mail  or phone 01597 822191 for an informal chat.  

Step Forward - Powys Small Health Grants Scheme 2012/13

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to voluntary and community groups to support and empower individuals in Powys whose independence is compromised by chronic illness, disability or by a recent stay in hospital.  Grants should be used to provide bespoke, personalised support with exploring and participating in activities and groups which the participant enjoys or values and which help participants regain and maintain their own wellbeing, quality-of-life and independence.

For more information, click here or contact the PAVO Helpdesk on 0845 009 3288 or  Deadline date for applications:Wednesday 4th July 2012.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Arts & Business Cymru launch new Arts and Kids Investment Fund

Arts & Kids Invest is a new investment programme provided by Arts & Business Cymru (A&B Cymru). Through scheme, A&B Cymru aims to encourage new sponsorship and grow established business engagement with the arts for the benefit of future generations in communities across Wales.
The focus of the programme is on children and young people experiencing disadvantage. It will support projects that aim to combat this disadvantage and make a real difference to young people's lives through engagement with the arts.
Examples of such disadvantage include:
  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
Funding levels are dependent on the length of time the business partner has been supporting the arts in Wales. The minimum business investment required is £1,000. The maximum Arts & Kids Invest funding is £15,000. The minimum is £500.
Eligible projects must identify new business money over and above any existing commercial relationship between the partners.
The scheme is open to not-for-profit arts organisation partnering with businesses in Wales. The arts organisation must be the lead applicant.
The deadline for applications is Monday 18 June 2012.

(Source:  Grantfinder) 

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Invitation to Tender

PAVO are inviting tenders from suitably experienced voluntary organisations for the delivery of a befriending service in the Brecon area.

The contract is fixed term, price and funded via BIG lottery under the AdvantAGE programme. The contract will start 2nd July 2012 and will end October 31st 2016

Closing date for submissions is 6th June 12 noon
Requests for application packs should be made to:

Mandy Phillips
Llandrindod Wells
01597 822191

Friday, 11 May 2012

Hay on Earth - the Dragon Series 5-9 June 2012

Hay on Earth - the Dragon Series 5-9 June 2012

The Deadline for applications to this years Hay on Earth Green Dragon Series has been extended to 5.30pm on Thursday 17th May.

In 2012, the Green Dragon’s Den event will be running for the third year, with up to £40,000 grant funding from Welsh Government available to help winning projects in Wales (up to £10,000 maximum for the winning project in each of the four categories). Each day has a different theme, featuring specialist speakers, practical workshops, networking, learning and action, with the opportunity to contribute ideas and help others develop theirs. 

We are looking for projects that demonstrate one or more of the following elements:
  • Introduce and prove new concepts that increase sustainability action
  • Link projects, organisations and solutions in more effective ways
  • Make inspired use of seed funding
Please email your completed application form to Darren Gibbs at TYF: 

You can bid to the Dragons in one of the following categories:
1. The Power of Youth - Under 25s
2. Innovation for Sustainability
3. Sustainable Work & Travel
4. Sustainable Community Futures

People's Health Trust - funding available

Money from ticket sales is being given to projects in different parts of the local lottery areas each week
The People’s Health Trust, the charity in charge of distributing the estimated £50m a year of good cause money from the new Health Lottery, has announced its first small grants programme.
Funding from the Healthy Communities programme is available for health-related projects in each of the 51 local lottery areas that make up the Health Lottery in England, Scotland and Wales. Organisations with annual turnovers of less than £75,000 can apply for up to £10,000.
The 20 per cent of ticket sales that will be put towards good causes will be allocated to different areas each week. Sometimes more than one area will be chosen.
For more information please see the link below.

(Source: FCFCG)

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

McDonald's KickStart Grants - New Fund Launch (UK)

McDonald's is providing grants through its new KickStart scheme to help support community football clubs throughout the UK which will help to develop their players and the community.
Eligible clubs must be:
  • Recognised by their national FA.
  • Have at least one team at or below junior (U18) level.
Individuals may apply on behalf of a club as long as they are over 18 and involved with the club at some level, such as a coach, volunteer or parent. Only one application can be made per club per project application period.
A total budget of £75,000 is available for 2012. One-off grants of between £500 and £2500 are available (including VAT for a single project).
Examples of eligible costs include:
  • Club facilities.
  • Grounds-keeping tools.
  • Training courses.
  • Pitch hire.
  • Mini-vans, washing machines, whatever the club and team could significantly benefit from.
The current deadline for applications is 30 June 2012.

Friday, 4 May 2012


Up to £2000 per group will be available for supporting identified local need and activity, for small scale capital projects, that will make a big impact.
Groups wishing to apply will go through a funding health check with a PAVO Development Officer.
Groups will be expected to find match funding of 33%

·        Go to:  
·        Call the:         PAVO Helpdesk on 0845 009 3288
·        E-mail: 

First Deadline is: FRIDAY 29TH JUNE 2012

Nationwide Foundation - Small Grants Programme - IMMINENT DEADLINE

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available to registered charities within the United Kingdom that have an annual income of less than £750,000.
The Nationwide Foundation award grants for the following target groups:
Supporting Older People (aged over 50 years)
Supporting survivors of domestic abuse
The final closing date for applications to the Small Grants Programme is 14 May 2012.
Applications received after this date cannot be accepted as the Foundation's grant making programmes are currently being reviewed. Further information is expected in autumn 2012.
(Source: Grantfinder)