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.
Coleg y Mor
Coleg y Mor is a one year pilot project to develop the concept of a Coleg y Mor/Marine Academy in the uniquely situated Ocean Lab building in Goodwick. Coleg y Mor would be a Welsh centre of excellence, delivering education, scientific research, environmental monitoring and also a visitor attraction. This would provide the opportunity for the Ocean Lab building to be used as originally intended, for studying and monitoring the locally diverse mosaic of interconnected habitats and their wildlife. It will also provide a facility for academics to mix and work with volunteers. Work undertaken would identify and aim to mitigate issues challenging our marine environment including topics such as habitat loss, biodiversity declines, climate change, pollution, invasive species and over exploitation of resources. As well as running the Ocean lab, including volunteer management and overseeing the upgrade of the marine exhibition, a newly appointed Development Officer will also create and deliver innovative new courses and a distance learning programme whilst contacting and working with educational institutions, NGO’s and partners to determine the demand and type of facility and activities that are required. The Coleg y Mor pilot project will explore the possibilities of further developing and placing on a firmer more sustainable footing the extremely important conservation and education work that has been undertaken to date to secure the delivery of much wider environmental, social and economic benefits into the future.
Project Total Cost: £75,751.00
Grant Awarded: £29,961.00