The project proposal is a two-year pilot with the aim of developing a Community Land Trust for Pembrokeshire. This activity is noted in the LEADER intervention logic table and the LDS document.
“Working with communities the Pembrokeshire Community Land Trust pilot project aims to deliver genuine, permanently affordable homes and land owned and run by local people. The Officer will lead teams for housing and land development and supporting partnership development across the sector.”
We would have chased match funding at an earlier stage to allow additional cash match funding to provide additional services for this project. In an ideal world there would have been a county fund of 30% match funding to allow a 100% grant for the project. Possibly the Second Home Tax Grant could have matched this project from day one. We need to ask the council officer to consider this for future projects.
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).