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.
Arwain Sir Benfro – the Local Action Group (LAG) for Pembrokeshire, administered by PLANED have provided funding of £10,430 to St Davids Social Media City. 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.
Douglas from the St Davids Penninsula Tourist Association said:
“The design concept of this app is completely new in that input is searched from existing platforms and media. This makes it really easy for businesses or others to input their news or information as it will happen automatically. By joining the app, users can follow up to the minute activities and news related to the St David’s area.
“There is a mountain of data and information out there and this App takes the relevant specific info and displays it for users as and when they need it.”
Buddig Meredith, Project Officer said: “This is just one example of the great projects being delivered in the county. PLANED, now celebrating its 30th year has helped communities in Pembrokeshire to access over £25m worth of funding during that time.
“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.
“We designed and are now implementing the Local Development Strategy for Pembrokeshire. The group is supporting projects which test new ideas that benefit the county and contribute to a competitive, productive and sustainable local economy.”
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.