Funding has been provided by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) and Powys County Council (PCC) employees through the collection of the odd pennies (max 99p) taken from their monthly salaries.
The scheme is open to the majority of employees throughout the Public Service Board (PSB). Staff are given the opportunity to sign up to the Powys Pennies scheme as a way of raising funds for the benefit of local community projects and charities in Powys, in addition adding to the delivery of the One Powys outcomes for Powys' people.
PAVO's Chief Officer Carl Cooper said:
'PAVO is delighted to share with PCC a payroll giving scheme called 'Powys Pennies'. We have now collected enough money to distribute an inaugural round of small, community grants. Often a small amount of money can make a huge difference to a community in supporting the well being of its people.
We are enormously grateful to PCC and PAVO employees that participate in this scheme by donating the pence at the end of their monthly salary. We trust you agree that your generosity has made a significant difference to people's lives. We'd be delighted to see more employees joining the scheme in order that we help a greater number of people in the future'.