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£218,000 Heritage Lottery funding for Preseli Hills communities

COMMUNITIES in and around the Preseli Hills will benefit from £218,000 of National Lottery funding thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ground-breaking Great Place scheme.

The area is among five special places across Wales, celebrating as they share close to £1.5 million of National Lottery money to support their future cultural development.

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Pembrokeshire Community Buildings Network

PLANED and PAVS are running a series of events to help join up communities across Pembrokeshire who are involved with their local village hall. The events will be an opportunity for communities to find out what funding is available, how to promote their hall to attract new users and volunteers.

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Enterprising solutions

A new programme of peer support, mentoring and events to help community enterprises across all parts of Wales, called Enterprising Solutions has been launched by The Development Trusts Association Wales.

Enterprising Solutions is available to community organisations exploring, or setting up new community enterprise activity or in the early stages of trading. Read more about the programme and how to get further information here.


Regional Investment in Wales after Brexit

Pembrokeshire stakeholders gather to discuss investment priorities for Wales’ future outside of the EU.

PLANED, in partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council recently hosted a stakeholder engagement event to consider regional investment priorities for Wales after Brexit and to start the conversation about what Pembrokeshire would want in the future and how this might be achieved.

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A Rural Voice across Europe

Jessica Morgan and Liz Bickerton argue Wales needs a stronger rural voice

Delegates from 40 countries across rural Europe gathered in the village of Venhorst, Noord-Brabant,Netherlands from October 18th – 21st. The meeting of the European Rural Parliament brought together over 250 representatives from countries both within and outside the European Union, stretching from Iceland in the north to Georgia and Armenia in the east.

The European Rural Parliament is a long-term campaign to express the voice of rural people in Europe. It aims to promote self-help and action by rural people, in partnership with civil society and governments.

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