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.
Marine Code – Caldey Island Buoyage
The main output from this project is the provision and placement of buoys to support awareness of and adherence to the Marine Code in the area around Caldey and St Margaret’s Islands. Visually marking the sensitive locations with buoys is a different approach that will alert water users, raise awareness of the code and therefore change behaviour to help protect marine wildlife, the special qualities of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and consequently the local economy. This will be linked to new supporting educational and awareness raising material and, if successful, could be deployed in other locations in Pembrokeshire and further afield. The Marine Code is a combination of Voluntary Seasonal Access Agreements and Codes of Conduct for minimising disturbance to marine wildlife which helps protect marine ecosystems. The partnership approach which includes local businesses, statutory and non-statutory organisations has been in existence for over 10 years. This collaboration has developed an approach which is viewed as best practice around the UK, helps protect a wildlife boat trip sector that is worth an estimated £9.7m of expenditure per annum to the local economy and is written into Marine Licenses by NRW.
Project Total Cost: £10,006.00
Grant Awarded: £4,556.00