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Event Report: Pembrokeshire Funding Fair and PAVS' AGM - Wednesday 15th November 2017

"Lots of funders in one spot and they were really approachable"

"Good opportunity for networking and exploring funding possibilities"

(event feedback from participants)

Wow!  That was a good one!  Thanks for joining us if you did make it and if you didn't then you can take a look at this video clip for a taste of the day.

Click here to view video clip...

For the second year running the whole PAVS Team pooled efforts to bring third sector organisations PAVS' AGM, complete with networking breakfast, and the Pembrokeshire Funding Fair.

The speaker programme for the day included updates from Hanfod Cymru, the Big Lottery Fund, a spotlight on Online Fundraising from Localgiving, a funding update on European Funding from WCVA and an overview of the Fundraising Healthcheck project with Institute of Fundraising Cymru.

Copies of these presentations are available on SlideShare and linked here for viewing:

Big Lottery Fund - Fund update click here

EU Funding update from WCVA click here

Localgiving Wales project update and Online Fundraising click here

Institute of Fundraising Healthcheck project click here

(opens the presentations in SlideShare)

The Funding Fair exhibition was buzzing with activity throughout the day and nearly 100 participants came along to make the most of this chance to speak with funders face-to-face.

One highlight of the event was the Pride in Pembrokeshire Award made by Sue Leonard, PAVS' Chief Officer and Vice-Chair of the Pembrokeshire Public Services Board, to Sardis Parks and Gardens group.

Amongst the funders in the exhibition hall were some firm favourites including Big Lottery Fund, Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust, Port of Milford Haven and Pembrokeshire County Council.  PAVS was also very pleased to offer the sector access to some new funders.  Welcome additions to the event included Hanfod Cymru, registered as a charity in March 2017 and now embarking on its funding distribution journey and Groundworks Wales who manage the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

So, while the Third Sector Support Team breathes a momentary sigh of relief that this busy event was well delivered, don't forget to get in touch if you need any support and guidance to act on information gathered at the Funding Fair.  Our Development Officers are available to guide you through funding and governance issues.

Updated November 2017



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Pembrokeshire Funding Fair - Tuesday 15th November 2016

We were excited to welcome the Fundraising Regulator for England and Wales who presented an update on their new role, progress on the Fundraising Preference Service and planned updates to the Code of Fundraising Practice.  Get the latest on the changes to fundraising regulation for voluntary and community groups.  For more information visit their website here...

Some of the funders which exhibited in the Main Hall included:

Heritage Lottery Fund

Night Out Scheme

Charity Bank

Port of Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire County Council

and many more...!

There were also some bite sized presentations bringing updates on current funding topics.


“Getting to know Crowdfunding” training session at Funding Fair 2015
As part of the Funding Fair experience we offered a one hour training session on Crowdfunding.

This session looked at the building blocks needed to run a fruitful Crowdfunding Campaign with minimal cost.

The training focused on:
The benefits of Crowdfunding and what it is
The broad skillset organisations need for Crowdfunding, including marketing, creativity & passion
The common pitfalls to avoid
Explore the building blocks of a Crowdfunding Campaign and plan through the steps together

The course was fully booked with 15 delegates.

If there is sufficient interest then there is scope to run a further session in 2016.


Welsh Government's Community Facilities Programme Q & A

9th February 2015 - 9.30am onwards

On 9th February 2015 PAVS will be hosting a Question and Answer session on the Welsh Government's Community Facilities Programme.

This capital grant fund aims to develop and improve facilities for communities in order to tackle poverty and its effects.  For further eligibility guidance have a look at their webpage here...

The session will take place at the PAVS Office, Haverfordwest with registration and refreshments from 9.30am.  The session will run from 10am - 12 noon.

If you would like to book a place then please contact PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or e-mail development@pavs.org.uk.







Events 2018

Updates to be published here early in January 2018

Do let us know if there is anything that you might like to see on the events schedule for 2018


Wishing you a very restful festive break


Pembrokeshire Funding Portal Orientation Sessions PAVS office

Sessions to be confirmed in the new training programme January - July 2018


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