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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.


Stackpole Mencap gardens

Stackpole Gardens Centre Within their 6 acre walled garden at Stackpole, Pembrokeshire Mencap will use SDF funding towards the construction of a sustainable new building.The building will provide a focal point where locally grown produce and plants could be purchased, advice and training given, and environmentally sensitive forms of building construction, heating and water use be demonstrated to adults, students with learning difficulties and visitors to the gardens. The building will be constructed using straw bales with lime based rendering and other traditional building materials. It will also incorporate sustainable technologies including geothermal heating, rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, and Novacem for the concrete base. Novacem is a new product that has the ability to absorb Carbon Dioxide during its lifetime. Stackpole Mencap Gardens offer local people with learning difficulties the opportunity to learn gardening and horticultural skills. The construction of the new building will enable this unique facility to develop further as a centre and demonstrate good practice in terms of sustainable building techniques, and sustainable horticulture. As appropriate, adults with learning difficulties will assist with the construction in order to develop new and more varied skills. Students from the local Prince's Trust Cymru are keen to take part in the construction of specific aspects of the project as part of their training in leadership skills.

Project Total Cost: £223,120.00

Grant Awarded: £100,410.00