The National Park Authority administers Sustainable Development Fund grants in Pembrokeshire. To read summary details of the projects supported by the fund, choose a project title from the list below.
Bee WIld West Wales
Bumblebees are charismatic, captivating insects that play a vital role in pollinating our crops and wildflowers but their numbers are declining. With learning and participation at its core, this project will use fun and interactive ways to engage, promote and enable action to make wet Wales a buzzing haven for bumblebees. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust will work with local communities to help them discover how important bumblebees are and what they can do to protect them. People will be encouraged to engage with bumblebees through citizen science and conservation work parties as well as a variety of events (identification training, bumblebee hunts, bilingual resources, guided walks, surveys). An education and activity programme will be developed in conjunction with Farms for City Children and a toolkit for community groups will be distributed, which will help to make greenspaces more bee friendly. This will create a legacy for the project and help to expand the network of bumblebee habitat. Bee Wild West Wales will improve employment opportunities by developing the skills and knowledge of volunteers, conserve bumblebees, improve health, well-being and social cohesion by encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors and participate in volunteering and improve our wider understanding and knowledge by collecting and disseminating data.
Project Total Cost: £70,493.00
Grant Awarded: £20,824.00