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.
Old Ways for New Days
Old Ways for New Days The National Park Authority are currently extending and refurbishing their Centre in Newport and are keen to involve the local community. The aim of the project is to make the link between how people used to live and how we need to live now, to ensure a sustainable future. By involving the young and the old in the community, around a range of sustainability themes, the project will encourage people to look at sustainable living in new ways. Community members, old and young, will be trained in interviewing skills, so that they can interview each other. This oral history will be archived and then edited to provide the basis for a permanent exhibition in the newly refurbished National Park Tourist Information Centre in Newport, which will open in Spring 2009. The memories of older people in the community on how they used to live will be juxtaposed with interviews of local young people on why we need to change how we live today, with practical advice on how we can live more sustainably in the local area. By training members of the community the permanent exhibition in the centre could be updated and kept fresh by the addition of new material. The oral content of the exhibiton would bring the exhibition to life and add value to it as a visitor attraction. It would also encourage visitors to value the rich heritage of the area and give them practical advice on how they can reduce their carbon footprint while on holiday. This will be supported by a leaflet which visitors can take away.
Project Total Cost: £10,800.00
Grant Awarded: £5,400.00