Further funding for community wellbeing and resilience

Further funding for community wellbeing and resilience

PLANED has been awarded funding from the Community Cohesion Fund for South West & Mid Wales to support its Community Well-Being & Resilience (CWBR) project.

The fund is administered by Carmarthenshire County Council on behalf of the region, and promotes integration within communities that helps them understand and respect each other through meaningful engagement.

Building on the work of the existing CWBR project, the funding will help PLANED Project staff to work within communities around Milford Haven; supporting intergenerational engagement, and the promotion of routes for young people to get involved with local decision making.

Abi Marriott, CWBR officer explains, “This additional funding will enable us to work in more depth within these communities, and to utilise existing resources such as our digibus, to get to the heart of residential areas and rural locations where community hubs do not exist, or are currently under utilised.”

Chief Executive of PLANED, Iwan Thomas, added, “It’s great to see the team secure more funding for the CWBR Project. This will mean more resources going into helping improve the health and wellbeing of our communities in Pembrokeshire. Working more closely with communities in and around Milford Haven is new for us and I’m looking forward to seeing what activities the CWBR team have planned.”

The CWBR project continues to deliver across twelve communities currently in Pembrokeshire as part of its current funding, and will be publishing a review of its overall achievements, later this year.

The CWBR Project is funded through the LEADER programme, which is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, Funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.