Welsh Government Grant to restore Pembrokeshire Chapel

An old chapel in Hermon, Pembrokeshire is being developed into a heritage centre, café, and affordable flats, thanks to the efforts of local people and the help of the Welsh Government’s Project Perthyn grant.

The community are on the verge of purchasing the old chapel building and work has already begun on developing the site.

The funding was awarded through the Perthyn Small Grants scheme, which aims to help create economic opportunities, provide affordable housing led by the community, by supporting Welsh-speaking communities with a high density of second homes.

Over 20 groups have already benefitted from the scheme.

The local Perthyn Project coordinator Cris Tomos of PLANED said: "It is so important that local communities have a chance to retain and use local assets for community initiatives such as the scheme at the old chapel in Hermon and to ensure community assets are retain for future generations

The minister for education and welsh language Jeremy Miles said: "When a chapel closes, it often means that an important community centre is lost. It's great to be able to support this exciting initiative and ensure that there will be opportunities for people to live and socialise in Welsh. Creating affordable housing makes a huge difference to the sustainability of our Welsh-speaking communities."

 

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