Community Led Local Development

We have 30 years of experience in community development and we are a third sector representative on Pembrokeshire’s Public Service Board.

Having worked on EU programmes and most specifically LEADER for over 20 years, we are a well-established organisation who can assist you with methods that put innovation, bottom-up community engagement, integration and action planning at the heart of your programme.

We are currently delivering over £3,300,000 of funding to support projects which test new ideas that benefit Pembrokeshire and contribute to a competitive, productive and sustainable economy in Pembrokeshire.

We have also worked extensively with the Communities First programme and local community or town councils seeking guidance on increasing participation and setting a future vision.

Some examples of past projects include:


PLANED together with  two other Local Action Groups (Cadwyn Clwyd and Menter Môn)  ensured pan-Wales coverage of eligible areas under Glastir Entry/Commons, providing the following support:

  • support to applicants wishing to enter into Glastir Entry
  • support to Grazing Associations to apply for Glastir Commons and Glastir Advance

PLANED covered the following Local Authority areas; Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen and Cardiff. 

Research, Interpretation and Celebration of Community History and Heritage (RICCHH) Project

PLANED  helped more than 50 communities to research and celebrate their heritage with the RICCHH project. This project included training in how to research local history at the local Record Office and archive and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cambria Archaeology.


Tourism Wales Ireland Green and Sustainable

PLANED developed the TWIGS (Tourism Wales Ireland Green and Sustainable) project under the INTERREG 111A EU funded Programme.  This cross border project aimed to strengthen co-operation for the mutual advantage of tourism businesses.  This focussed on “Greening Your Business”, quality management and a joint marketing project which evolved into the Experience Pembrokeshire website.  Exchange visits were also organised as part of the project with Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Tipperary.