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.
Brynberian Community Centre
The former Victorian school, which is community owned and functions as a Community Centre in the welsh speaking rural hamlet of Brynberain, requires refurbishment to provide a sustainable and fit– for-purpose social hub for the village and its surrounding area. Following community consultation and an energy assessment the following renovation work is planned:-
Insulation of the building
Installation of a ground source heat pump and photovoltaic panels
New wheel-chair accessible entrance and toilet facilities
Refurbishment of the kitchen
Creation of a Heritage Centre
Installing energy efficient technologies and insulation will not only reduce the Centre’s carbon footprint but also reduce its energy bills as well as making it more attractive to potential renters which will help to sustain the Centre financially. This is vital if the Centre is to continue to provide a much needed focus for Brynberian and its neighbouring communities. The present facilities and programme of activities will be expanded to include IT training skills (with computers and fast broadband), office and work space and the creation of a Heritage Centre. The Heritage Centre will not only disseminate knowledge helping to preserve the Welsh language and culture in the immediate locality but also encourage visits to nearby important archaeological and historical sites e.g. Pentre Ifan Cromlech and sites such as Coed Tycanol important for flora and fauna.
Project Total Cost: £81,900.00
Grant Awarded: £38,500.00