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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.


Newport Community Energy Project

Newport Community Energy Project’s (NCEP) aim is to renovate the much used but energy out-dated Newport Memorial Hall, so that it is a model of reduced energy consumption with users taking part in conscious energy management. Initial calculations from a recently completed energy audit indicate that savings of up to 50% of current carbon dioxide emissions from energy used in the Hall may be achievable. To achieve this aim NCEP have teamed up with Newport Area Environment Group (NAEG) and the Eco Centre Wales (ECW) to help deliver this three part project which comprises of saving energy through insulation and low energy lighting, generating renewable energy by installing photovoltaic panels and instituting a behavior change and education programme to transform awareness and energy use patterns. SDF funding is sought towards insulating the building and will also contribute through the Little Green Grant (LGG) Fund towards the behaviour change and education element. Feed-in Tariff from the pv panels will be used to part finance future green community projects for the next 25 years. In the future, once the green renovations of the hall have been achieved NCEP plan to set up a “Green Hub” i.e an office, showcase and cooperation centre for a number of small businesses which currently work from home and would benefit from linking to each other and to the social networks using the hall.

Project Total Cost: £131,744.00

Grant Awarded: £54,727.00