The latest news from the Arwain Sir Benfro team and projects.


                         

 

Community energy hub to be explored

A project to explore creating a renewable energy hub has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  Project Dynamo will explore the creation of a network supplying renewable energy to local businesses and communities in and around the Martletwy area.

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Sarah Hughes, Community Shares Development Officer

 

New community cooperative service for Pembrokeshire

A project to develop a Community Shares Support Service for Pembrokeshire has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  The Pembrokeshire Community Cooperative Share Offers Scheme will support communities with share offers to purchase land and buildings to keep local services alive and to develop new ones.

Read more here.

 

 



                         

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Funding available for business development and partnerships

Arwain Sir Benfro, the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire is looking for new ideas that will help commercial development, create business partnerships and help shorten supply chains.

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Adders are amazing! 

A project to help educate people about our native snake species, the Adder, has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  The Adders are Amazing project will deliver a community engagement programme across Pembrokeshire, with particular focus on the St Davids Peninsula.

Read more here.

 

 



                         

 

We are recruiting 

Ein Cymdogaeth Werin – Preseli Heartlands Communities Development Officer

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Theme 2 open for Expressions of Interest 

Do you have ideas that could help develop business networks and skills in Pembrokeshire?  Are you interested in diversification or ways to shorten business supply chains?

We are pleased to say that we have a window open to accept Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for applications under Theme 2 of the LEADER fund.  Theme 2 can support projects that will help the facilitation of pre-commercial development, business partnerships and short supply chains.

You can find details on how to apply here.

The deadlines for applications are 10th August and 5th October 2018.

 



                         

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Evaluating Arwain Sir Benfro

PLANED, on behalf of the Arwain Sir Benfro Local Action Group (LAG), is seeking to appoint consultants to undertake a midterm and final evaluation of the Local Action Group and LEADER activities being delivered as part of the EU & WG funded scheme.

The aim of the evaluation is to:

  1. Assess the impact of the scheme on Pembrokeshire, to measure its effectiveness against the targets, indicators and outcomes agreed with the Welsh Government.
  2. Assess the approach taken & success of the LAG in meeting its objectives. Evaluate and make recommendations.
  3. Inform and shape delivery of rural development support with suggestions for improvements.

This project is being funded through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

For full details please visit the Sell2Wales site here.

If you intend to apply, please notify Jessica Morgan at jessicam@planed.org.uk by 5pm on 29th June 2018.



                         

 

The museum for the community

A new research project to support Tenby Museum and Art Gallery has been made possible with funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  The Museum for the Community Project explores options for the future of the Museum which reaches its 140th anniversary in 2018 and helps to place it the heart of Tenby.

Read more here.



                         

 

Span Arts delivering with Digidol

A digital arts project to deliver social and cultural activity across Pembrokeshire has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  The Span Digidol project will pilot new ways of delivering cultural services with digital technology over the next two years.

Read more here.



                         

 

We are recruiting for a Community Cooperative Shares Officer.

 

This is a unique opportunity to play a major role in Pembrokeshire’s Pilot Community Cooperative Share Offers project. The project aim is to coordinate the support for the communities wishing to set up new cooperative social enterprises using community shares finance.

Community Cooperative Shares Officer £27,000 p.a.

37.5 hours per week, Fixed term – 2 years

Closing Date: 12 noon 21 May 2018 

For further details, including application packs please contact Julie Davies on 01834 860965  email: julied@planed.org.uk

A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by request from 01834 860965


                           

 

PLANED is part of Pembrokeshire’s Public Services Board (PSB) which has published a Plan which aims to improve well-being for all people and communities in the County.

The Well-being Plan sets out how public and private sector partners will work together to improve economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in Pembrokeshire by strengthening joint working across service providers.

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We are recruiting!    

Unique and exciting opportunities to work with PLANED and Arwain Sir Benfro based in Narberth.

Community Well-being & Resilience Officer (2 posts)  

Read more here 


Is Pembrokeshire ready to go plastic-free?

People from across Pembrokeshire have come together to coordinate going plastic-free.

PLANED’s Valuing the Environment Network hosted an event to bring together individuals, community groups, businesses and public bodies to discuss the wealth of activity already going on across the county and what more could be done.

Read more here


St Davids Social Media City

A digital tourism project in St Davids has been awarded funding by Arwain Sir Benfro.  The St Davids Social Media City project will pilot a mobile app to gather all the latest social media news and events for residents and visitors.

Read more here


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Reconnect in Nature project funded

A project that will help people reconnect with nature has been funded to deliver an innovative training programme across Pembrokeshire. Reconnect in Nature will help people connect with their natural environment, reconnect with themselves and create a community that supports each other.

Read more here


The Cabinet Secretary is today publishing a Written Statement announcing the full panel membership, confirming the first meeting and announcing that they will shortly be issuing a call for evidence. This will be reconfirmed in a press release and at the One Voice Wales Conference tomorrow.

Making the Most of What We Have 50 people gathered in Letterston Memorial Hall on Thursday October 5th to hear about inspiring local projects that are repairing and re-using waste goods, and preventing food waste. They also heard about the work Wales is doing nationally to move towards ‘zero waste’, as well as Pembrokeshire County Council’s forthcoming new waste strategy.

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Draft Well-being Plans Consultation: Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 places a duty on each Public Services Board (PSB) to develop and publish a county Well-being Plan by May 2018. As part of the preparation of this Plan each PSB has undertaken a detailed Well-being Assessment of the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of the county and the assessment, along with a series of engagement events, have been used to identify well-being objectives and aims for each county and the actions to make progress against those objectives.

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£14,999 of funding for – Pembrokeshire Pod Project

Arwain Sir Benfro has recently provided funding to FRAME, through the LEADER programme. This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
Pembrokeshire Pod Project is the brain child Jenny Sims and the FRAME team; foreseeing the development of an empty building on site as a “Space for start ups to grow, a place for
community to go”.

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£32,063.00 of funding for – LEAF Project

Arwain Sir Benfro supports £32,063.00 of funding for – LEAF Project Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED – have recently provided funding to Tir Coed. This is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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Rural Community Development Fund

Opening date of the next Rural Community Development Fund Expression of Interest Window is now the 10th of August.

Window to Open Window to Close EOI Decision Date Indicative budget allocation
10-Aug-17 12-Oct-17 14-Dec-17 £2,000,000

£75,631.00 of funding for – Slipper Limpet Haemocyanin Feasibility Study

Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED – have recently provided funding to Mikota, through the LEADER programme. This is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the
Welsh Government.

Read more here.

LEADER DEADLINE UPDATES

Next deadline for new or re submission of EOI’s over £15k is the 30th of June at 5pm
NIFTs Under £15k submissions deadline is 7th July at 5pm

Please contact PLANED for more details

Arwain Sir Benfro supports £36,846 of funding for Cwm Arian Renewable Energy

Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED – have recently provided funding to Cwm Arian Renewable Energy (CARE) through the LEADER programme.

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Sustainable Management Scheme

Third Application window Opens on 10th July 2017

For more info please see Events Calendar July 10th

Thursday 1st June

Study tour organised by PLANED and hosted by the Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Regeneration Trust (SBHRT).

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Funding Portal orientation session

PAVS would like to invite you to a Funding Portal orientation session from 10.30am – 12 noon on Monday 3rd July.  The session is being held in the PAVS office, Haverfordwest.

For more info please see Events Calendar Monday July 3rd

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