UK Community Renewal Fund

UK Community Renewal Fund

Pembrokeshire has been successful in obtaining nine awards from the new UK Community Renewal Fund, totalling £2.92m.

The scheme is administered nationally by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, who appraised the funding bids. It is administered at a local level by Pembrokeshire County Council.

All local authorities were able to submit a prioritised shortlist of bids from their area up to a maximum value of £3m for 2021/22. 


Applicants were required to develop projects which addressed the following themes:

  • Investment in skills
  • Investment for local business
  • Investment in communities and place
  • Supporting people into employment


Pembrokeshire was successful in receiving funds for all of the bids submitted. The following local applicants were successful in receiving the grant awards:

Proposal Name

Lead Project Deliverer and contact details

Short description

Sustainable Freshwater West – working together for a sustainable future

The National Trust


Freshwater West is Wales’ premier surfing beach. It has become exponentially busier and its popularity brings challenges for the local community, its aging infrastructure and emergency services.  This project will develop a community-led options proposal and vision for Freshwater West, including economic, access and wellbeing objectives. 

Pembrokeshire Open to All

Visit Pembrokeshire Ltd

Tel: 01646 622228


The project will make Pembrokeshire an exemplary destination offering great service and facilities to disabled visitors.  The perception is that ‘accessibility’ is expensive, but simple adaptations and thoughtful customer service considerations will make a positive difference to every disabled person’s visitor experience, whilst improving profitability and lengthening the tourist season.

Feasibility Study – Winter Tourism in North East Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire County Council

Email: or

The Winter Tourism Feasibility Study will consider if a partnership approach can create a viable winter events programme (November to March), improve visitor footfall, create sustainable year-round tourism jobs, reduce under-employment resulting from seasonal work, especially for those with additional barriers to work, and reduce recruitment and training burdens.  

Resourceful Communities: Towards a wellbeing economy

Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS)

36/38 High Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2DA

Tel: 01437 769422


A third sector-led consortium bid delivering a range of inclusive and intergenerational activities that contribute to a wellbeing economy and evaluating the outcomes.  The bid focuses on creating an infrastructure for community planning and investment; local food production; co-operative care opportunities, and ideas to address poverty, unemployment and digital exclusion.

Climate Adaptation – Addressing Climate Risks In Pembrokeshire’s Communities

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum CIC

2nd Floor, Pier House

Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6TR


The project will develop a Pembrokeshire Climate Adaptation Strategy, ensuring the public and third sector influence strategic planning, place based planning and targeted climate adaptation actions on the ground.  It is supported by Pembrokeshire’s PSB and is needed as climate impacts will affect decision making, service delivery and partnership work.

Thrive Project

Really Pro Ltd

20 High Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2DA


The THRIVE project will deliver Accredited Training and Business Start-Up & Growth support to 430 Businesses in Food & Hospitality, Retail, Tourism & Leisure using the THRIVE online skills platform and Blended Advisory Support. We will support 270 individuals aged 16 – 65 to achieve L2 Qualifications to access employment opportunities.

Developing the Pembroke Town Walls Management Plan

The Pembroke Town Walls Trust


To develop an innovative long-term plan to restore and manage Pembroke’s deteriorating medieval town walls, exploring and delivering solutions to issues of sustainable funding for listed structures in multiple private ownership, the significant lack of heritage construction skills training in Wales, and increasing a sense of community ownership and place. 

Ecosystem Enterprise Partnership – Building Natural Solutions

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum CIC

2nd Floor, Pier House

Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6TR


The project aims to overcome challenges which would halt housing development, due to NRW’s position on phosphates and SAC rivers. Quantifying phosphate impacts of planned housing / agricultural developments, engaging land managers, finding and costing solutions, and creating mitigation plans for specific developments will allow planning permission to be granted. 

ESP – Enterprise & Skills Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire County Council


Local skills development will create a flexible, adaptable workforce supporting entrepreneurship and businesses growth.  ESP will scope shifting market demands and future capacity requirements.  Our delivery partners will provide intensive key sector-focused skills initiatives assisting people towards economic activity and inspire and excite business innovation by removing entrepreneurship barriers.


Renew and Regenerate Strategy 2020-2030  

Technical note for project applicants and deliverers

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