Expressions of Interests are now open for bids from all communities in Pembrokeshire for a share of the money generated by Second Homes Council Tax premiums.

More than £4million of funding has been distributed to areas where the impact of second home ownership is highest since Pembrokeshire County Council set up the Enhancing Pembrokeshire Grant.

The latest round is open from today, November 7, to all community groups in Pembrokeshire, to apply for small grants of up to £15,000 or large grants up to £100,000, for capital and revenue costs.

There is a focus on wellbeing objectives including:

  • equipping learners with lifelong skills and knowledge for the future;
  • ensuring vulnerable people are safe;
  • delivering decarbonisation, manage climate adaptation and tackle the nature emergency;
  • supporting communities and build active, resourceful, connected, sustainable and creative places to live;
  • supporting the Welsh language within communities.

More information about what can be funded and how to apply can be found on the Pembrokeshire County Council website.

You can also contact the team via email at [email protected]

Cabinet Member for Corporate Improvement and Communities Cllr Neil Prior said: “The Enhancing Pembrokeshire grant is an important part of the Council’s regeneration programme and assists our commitment to work alongside our communities in Pembrokeshire on the things that matter to them.

“With nearly £5 million being distributed to community projects since the fund’s inception in 2018, we’ve taken the opportunity to review it, and we’re re-launching a more accessible grant fund that can support more excellent community initiatives across Pembrokeshire.”