Age Cymru Powys is supporting the community thanks to National Lottery funding of £99,760 to deliver Later Life MOTs in Powys for people aged 65+. Targeted at the most deprived, vulnerable, and frail, the charity’s staff and volunteers will be working with older people to maximise their income, health, and wellbeing.

The Later Life MOT is a new, innovative concept developed by Age Cymru Powys in response to older people’s needs and requests, with the potential to revolutionise future planning for getting older.

Age Cymru Powys’ trusted reputation means older people go to them for help, often in times of crisis. 79% of people who approached the charity last year were experiencing a significant life event.

Later Life MOTs will support older people with issues that affect their quality of life, including Finances, Health & Wellbeing, Home, Social Connections, and Future Planning; with the aim of helping older people to make the most of later life.


Elwyn, 83, came up with the name ‘Later Life MOT’ after being helped by Age Cymru Powys:

“I feel like I’ve had the full MOT with you today. You’ve made me realise there’s lots of things we can do to make life better for me and my wife, on all kinds of matters due to getting older.”

Age Cymru Powys is based in Powys, Mid Wales, and over the next two years this funding will help the community to adapt, recover and thrive, making an incredible difference to the charity’s work and those that rely upon it. Last year Age Cymru Powys secured over £1million of unclaimed benefits payments for older Powys residents.


Gail Colbridge, Chief Officer at Age Cymru Powys, said:

“We are extremely excited to be awarded this grant by The National Lottery Community Fund. This funding will help us respond to the needs of older people here in Powys to combat the Cost-of-Living Crisis and tackle the challenges older people face, often alone. We cannot wait to start our Age UK Later Life MOT project. Thank you, National Lottery players for helping to make a massive difference to older people here in Powys.”


Mike, who has been helped by Age Cymru Powys, said:

“I’m so glad that Age Cymru Powys have received this funding. They have helped me so much; they’ve saved my life, all of the staff and volunteers do an amazing job and work so hard. I’m pleased that they can help more older people like me”.


Later Life MOTs are open to all Powys residents aged 65+. If you would like to book your MOT, or if you’d like to help Age Cymru Powys reach out to more older people across Powys, then please do get in touch:


Age Cymru Powys, Old Warehouse, Parker’s Lane, Newtown, Powys SY16 2LT
Call: 01686 623707





To find out more about applying for a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to support your community, visit