Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Children in Need is making changes to the way it delivers grants in WalesThe last deadline for this year is the 15th October 2012, and this will be your last opportunity to access funding in this way.
Small grants of up to £10,000 are still available for up to three years, whilst the main grants scheme will still fund projects of over £10,000 for three years.  
Or phone:  029 2032 2383

The Prince's Countryside Fund

The Prince's Countryside Fund was established to help rural areas in the United Kingdom to become more sustainable. The focus areas for the Fund are:
  • Projects to improve the sustainability of British farming in areas of deprivation.
  • Projects to improve the sustainability of rural communities.
  • Projects to reconnect people with the countryside.
The total amount of funding available in each round is approximately £250,000. The maximum level of funding for individual projects will be £50,000. The Fund can pay for a portion or the entirety of the costs of a project and applications for capital, project and resource funding will be considered.
Applications will be accepted from organisations that can demonstrate the support of the community which will benefit from the project and show evidence of consulting the community.
The next deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 19 October 2012.

How offering personalised giving can increase donations for your charity

An interesting article about harnessing local support and donations for a project:


Calling All Sports Groups!

Sport Wales Grant Schemes
Below are three links which will direct you to the Sport Wales website; The links show the types of funding streams we currently have – including our new Calls for Action scheme - and how to apply.  Go to:

Regulations for the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Draft regulations under the Small Charitable Donations Bill setting out the
general administrative framework for the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme,
due to be introduced from 6th April 2013, have been published for
consultation. Comments to HM Revenue and Customs by 5th December,
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/drafts/small-donations.htm (Draft guidance is due

later in 2012.)


Can Do Ideas into Reality is once again open. Up to £2000 per group is available for projects supporting identified local need and activity, for small scale capital projects, that will make a big impact.  For example, a grant could be used for sports equipment to encourage healthy lifestyles, or display boards for a community building.  Groups will also be expected to find match funding of 33%.  Funding must be spent by 1st March 2013
Groups applying will go through a health check with a Development Officer, after which application documents will be given.
The FINAL deadline for the scheme is: FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2012. 
Don’t delay, call today on 0845 0093288 or e-mail:  info@pavo.org.uk

Interested in applying to the Can Do Scheme?  Come along and have a Can Do appointment on:

Appointments must be booked in advance.  We look forward to seeing you.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Powys Small Health Grant Scheme - deadline approaching!!

The second round of applications for the Powys Small Health Grant Scheme 2012-13 closes on Friday 21st September.
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. Projects should work WITH these individuals, not simply provide services to or for them.
Groups wishing to apply will have to go through a funding health check with a PAVO Development Officer and submit their completed application form by Friday 21 September 2012.

Your Development Officer will support you through the application process.
 Applications without a funding health check will not be considered.  
Please allow time to complete the funding health check.  To organise your funding health check and access support with your application, contact the PAVO Helpdesk on 0845 009 3288 or info@pavo.org.uk.  More information is available at http://www.pavo.org.uk/funding/pavo-grant-schemes/powys-small-health-grants-scheme-201213.html

Friday, 14 September 2012

Third Sector Awards Cymru

The Third Sector Awards Cymru, supported by Class Telecommunications, celebrate the inspiring work of voluntary organisations from all over Wales.
This year the number of categories has risen from four to six – the Class award for best communications; the Green award; the Health, social care and wellbeing award; the Most Admired Organisation and, new for 2012, the award for good governance and the award for innovative fundraising. Winners will receive their awards at a gala dinner in Cardiff in January 2013.
Jonathan Levy, Class Telecommunications’ Chief Operating Officer, said: ‘Every year the Welsh third sector continues to impress with its hard work and determination to make a difference to lives across the country. These awards are a way to give something back to the groups that make an often unheralded, but very real, positive impact on our communities.’You can find the nomination form here.
Forms should be returned to news@wcva.org.uk. The deadline for nominations is 16 November 2012.

(Source: WCVA)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

BBC One Show looking for community projects

The show is looking for community projects across the UK that need a helping hand. It wants to use its influence to galvanise volunteer efforts in different schemes for a new weekly feature on the programme in the coming months.
For example - Perhaps you have a community hall that needs a lick of paint and a good tidy up but haven't been able to organise a volunteer day to sort it out - Let The One Show see what it can do. Has your local fireworks display/concert been forced to cancel? Maybe The One Show can help. Is your community bus service at risk unless more volunteers are found? Let the One Show spearhead the search to keep it going.
Or maybe you have a dedicated community stalwart who deserves a big thank you? Let the One Show organise a suitable celebration.
Planning is currently at an early stage but please get in touch as soon as possible if you think you have suitable project or idea.  Email Richard.park@bbc.co.uk  and mark your emails ‘One Show Community Action’.

Thursday, 6 September 2012


PAVO wants to ensure that it is meeting the needs of our members in relation to the funding services we provide. Your views matter to us. Please spare us a few minutes to provide us with the following information. The survey is confidential. The survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2GRVZLX
Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

Can Do Deadline approaching

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:            www.pavo.org.uk
·        Call the:         PAVO Helpdesk on 0845 009 3288
·        E-mail:           info@pavo.org.uk

Second Deadline is: FRIDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2012

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


The planned Children in Need Surgery due to take place this week, has been cancelled.  Please contact PAVO if you have any support around funding.