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Cohousing Community in Pembrokeshire.

A project to pilot a cohousing community in Pembrokeshire has been funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.

Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED has provided funding of £10,419 to Cohousing Hafan Las to research a pilot cohousing community project.

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.

Cohousing is a form of group living, which clusters small, individual homes around a ‘common house’ – which is the hub of the community with its own kitchen, dining, activity room, shared laundry and vehicles, guest rooms and craft rooms, workshops.  The overall site and shared facilities are owned, managed by the residents.

Cohousing Hafan Las is a group wishing to create a close, supportive community, with a good mix of people at different stages of life, but at least a third of people over 50.  By building a community of mutual support they are demonstrating a positive approach to all stages of life, embracing new possibilities and having an active involvement in the creation and management of the project. Cohousing Hafan Las want to be a show case for groups to visit and learn from, and to encourage more examples of this model of living in Pembrokeshire

Arwain Sir Benfro is currently supporting project ideas from local community groups, organisations and businesses. As the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire, we bring together a mix of local community representatives, business, third sector, local authority partners.

LEADER is supporting all kinds of activity: mentoring, training, feasibility studies or pilot projects that test an innovative new idea. It can also be used for projects that improve local skills, make better use of a local resource or realise the economic potential of part of the locality leading to a ‘new’ outcome or product.

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