Arwain Sir Benfro LEADER

Arwain Sir Benfro LEADER

Arwain Sir Benfro, the Local Action Group for Pembrokeshire has secured over £3,300,000 of LEADER funding to support projects which test new ideas that benefit Pembrokeshire and contribute to a competitive, productive and sustainable economy in Pembrokeshire.

Arwain Sir Benfro is supporting over 65 projects across Pembrokeshire, with over £2m in LEADER funding allocated to date.

The Local Action Group (LAG) is made up of representatives from the public, private and third sector. The LAG is Chaired by Nic Wheeler OBE, and the Vic-Chair is Emma Lewis, Pembrokeshire Association of Community Transport Associations (PACTO). 

PLANED is the secretariat for the programme, helping Arwain Sir Benfro to deliver the funding in the county.


“I represent the Port of Milford Haven on the LAG and Sub-LAG. As a Trust Port and a unique player in the local economy, we are committed to contributing to the local community where we can best add value and improve opportunities for our ultimate stakeholders – future generations. Representation on the LAG is one example of this. The Sub-LAG is one of the most interesting parts of being involved with LEADER, as this is where all the projects are discussed and assessed in detail. Over the next few years I’m looking forward to see how the projects progress against targets and want to see a comprehensive review of all projects so that we have a clear picture of what has been achieved together with recommendations for the future. We have approved many good projects that will leave a legacy of benefits to the county.”
Stella Hooper
External Funding Manager at the Port of Milford Haven


The majority of our Implementation Budget has now been allocated.

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The LEADER programme is part of the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014 – 2020, which is financed by the Welsh Government and European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

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