Tenby Museum, the Kilgetty Community Association, Lamphey Village Hall and the Pater Hall Community Trust are among a dozen Pembrokeshire projects approved to share almost £200,000 from the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

The total will be shared between 12 community projects that contribute towards a reduction in carbon and help respond to the climate emergency, following decisions made by the Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund Committee on October 5.

Tenby Museum and Art Gallery will receive £10,624 towards energy reduction, lighting and heating improvements.

St John Ambulance Cymru will receive £17,176 to install a solar photovoltaic system with battery storage at their training centre.

The Begelly Kilgetty Community Association will receive £13,529 to install solar panels on the Community Centre.

Lamphey Village Hall will receive £7,296 to install a heat storage battery to replace a gas boiler for heating water, while the Pater Hall Community Trust will receive £3,016 towards insulation in the Community Hall.

Eligible applicants can apply for projects to deliver renewable energy generation facilities to a community building, initiatives to promote reduction in carbon emissions in transport, install a community facility that minimises waste or any other community-based carbon reduction initiative.

For more information on existing Sustainable Development Fund projects, to download an application form or to apply online, visit www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/sdf. The next deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday, January 2, 2023.

Committee Chairman, Cllr Mike James said: “The committee was delighted to approve a range of varying applications from community groups and clubs that are thinking of new ways to use renewable energy, reduce energy usage and make positive changes at a time when the price of energy is so high.

“These organisations provide a range of support to their local communities, so it is a valuable to be able to help them reduce the costs of running their activities and help towards making them more sustainable for the future.”