Welsh Project Overview
There are currently limited funds available for pubs in Wales through the organisation’s Community Services Fund, supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund in Wales.
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Joint Co-Operation Project – 2011 to 2014
In March 2012 Alun Davies, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and European Programmes formally announced a £1.3m package of support for local services in rural pubs in Wales through a joint co-operation initiative between Pub is The Hub and Cadwyn Clwyd (the Regional Development Agency for Denbighshire and Flintshire).
The co-operation project for Wales was managed by Cadwyn Clywd on behalf of the Welsh Assembly and was funded through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2014 which, in turn, was funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Pub is The Hub supported the administration, funding applications and national advisory service provided for each pub project.
In total eight rural counties were involved, they were: Denbighshire & Flintshire (via Cadwyn Clwyd), Conwy, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Ceredigion, Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan.
During the three years, twelve workshops were held across the eight counties to enthuse and build understanding and capacity to consider diversification projects.
142 pubs were contacted (21.2% of all rural pubs in the eight counties) and 98 pubs received further advice on potential schemes. From those pubs, twenty projects were completed where fifteen were physical projects and five others received advice only, including helping three communities who wanted to take over their pub.
Of the twenty projects completed, it is estimated the around 10,000 local users are now benefiting from these projects. Please see some of the feedback comments below.
“We have increased our trade of locally sourced produce by up to 30% and its great to be supporting other businesses in the local community.”
“The pub is starting to take its place back at the centre of the community. Regulars now travel up to 10 miles to visit and the variety of visitors has increased noticeably.”
“Our pub is now attracting so many different groups of residents from our surrounding community. We have just won Pub of the Year Award and we are so proud of all we have achieved.”
“The pub has been featured in the local press and its been a great boost for us. I’ve become a bit of a local celebrity!”