Pembrokeshire Community Cooperative Share Offers Scheme
Total £84,800 of which £59,360 LEADER
The project proposal is a 2-year pilot with the aim of developing a Community Shares Support Service for Pembrokeshire. This activity is noted in the LEADER intervention logic table and the LDS document.The pilot project employed a Community Shares Development Officer to identify and support community cooperatives.
This project provided start-up funding opportunities for community cooperatives to buy and develop social enterprises.
The project ensured that digital technology was used to collate data and ensured an effective marketing campaign for each share offer launch.
Provided an opportunity to share learning experiences from one project to another and ensured that local people dictated the direction of how local services and supply chains can be developed.
There were initial issues around recruitment and the COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges which resulted in the project being delayed.
Arwain Sir Benfro and the LEADER Programme concluded in December 2021 once all projects were completed and funding exhausted. There is now no dedicated support upon the completion of the LEADER Programme in Pembrokeshire. Should you have any queries, PLANED as the previous administrators, may be able to assist, or similarly for wider questions on the LEADER Programme in Wales, please contact the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO).