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 Môr – Phase 2
Sea Trust, based at the Ocean Lab in Goodwick, wish to build upon the success of their SDF funded phase 1 Coleg y Môr project and expand their outdoor educational ecotourism activities helping to further their aim to become financially sustainable. To date the Coleg y Môr project has successfully been raising awareness of environmental conservation and sustainability to both visitors and school groups. Phase 2 will however build upon this success by taking their activities outside the Ocean Lab including the upgraded Sea Môr Aquarium. This will be achieved by providing new regular outdoor wildlife based activities and courses to include:-
Organising and trialling dolphin watching days aboard the Stena Line ferry
Training volunteer wildlife guides
Developing small boat trips combined with surveys of cetaceans and surveys for indicators of climate change
Collecting wildlife footage (including underwater footage) for publicity
Funding towards the Project Development Officer role is crucial for the further development of Coleg y Môr and to manage the expansion and diversification into ecotourism. This will help to deliver a more multi-faceted approach to the core conservation work that the Sea Trust is recognised for and is necessary to secure its long-term financial viability. The role involves managing the upgraded Sea Môr Aquarium, managing volunteers, managing internships, developing new scientific projects, fundraising, developing links with schools/colleges/universities and developing and trialling new courses and activities.
Project Total Cost: £93,100.00
Grant Awarded: £32,127.00