Funding projects that combat the climate and nature crisis

Transition Bro Gwaun’s Community Wind Turbine has been producing clean, green energy since August 2015.

Having repaid the majority of the establishment loans, we are now using the income for community and environmental benefit.

We give grants to businesses and community groups across North Pembrokeshire to set up practical projects that will help move their community towards a greener, more sustainable future. 

In 2022 we awarded just over £15,274 to seven projects, with grants between £500 and £8,000:

  • Active Travel West Wales for their Bike Buddies West Wales project.
  • Ffynnone Community Resilience for their Learn it & return it training project.
  • Grwp Garddio Brynberian Garden Group who ran a Saving Pollinators Day/Dydd Achub Peillwyr.
  • Fishguard Sports AFC to install solar panels on their clubhouse as part of their Tregroes Park development.
  • Nevern Valley Veg / Llysiau Cwm Nyfer to install a solar powered vegetable  irrigation scheme.
  • Ysgol Bro Gwaun for their Increasing Biodiversity and Bees project.
  • Ysgol Glannau Gwaun for their Sow, Grow and Eat project.
Photo of people standing in the field around Abergwaun Community Turbine

In 2023 we were able to make a further £39,845 available to seven more projects:

  • Sea Trust Wales to part fund the installation of solar panels on the Ocean Lab roof and to produce a display on solar technology
  • Letterston Memorial Hall to part fund the installation of an air source heat pump heating system
  • Heartwood Horticulture to produce peat free compost and biochar to sell to the local community
  • Fishguard Sports AFC to develop a rainwater harvesting system to reduce reliance on metered mains water
  • Wyld Soul Kitchen to promote the ethos of an energy efficient, sustainable, local food culture through a catering business 
  • Fishguard and Goodwick Rugby Club to install solar panels on their clubhouse
  • Trees for Resilience to develop a low impact, nature based, tree nursery propagating and selling trees suited to building climate resilience

In 2024 we awarded £20,917 to six projects with individual grants ranging between £1415 to £5560:

  • Theatr Gwaun to insulate their loft to reduce heating loss
  • Parc Cerrig Growers for developing a rainwater harvesting system with a pond to irrigate their allotments
  • Fishguard and Goodwick Rugby Club for installation of a back up battery bank for the solar panels we’ve already funded in 2023
  • Caerhys Organic Community Agriculture for an electric cargo bike for delivering organic vegetables in the Fishguard and St Davids areas
  • Fishguard Sports AFC to insulate their Club building to reduce heating loss 
  • Nevern Valley Veg to develop wildlife ponds and rainwater harvesting for food production


The Application process is now closed. TBG will be announcing the next round of grants in Autumn 24 – please read on to find out more about the process so you are ready for the next round:


The fund is open to organisations within the North Pembrokeshire area, with priority given to those based within a 10 mile radius of Fishguard. Grant applications are welcomed from:

  • schools
  • youth groups
  • community councils
  • sports and activity groups
  • small local businesses
  • young people’s initiatives
  • faith groups
  • environmental groups
  • or just groups of people with a great idea and entrepreneurial drive.

Applicants need not be experts in climate or environmental issues – TBG can help applicants obtain specialist information and advice. 

The fund is to support projects in North Pembrokeshire, anywhere north of Newgale – Efailwen.


The fund will provide grants up to 100% of project costs, and can be for capital, revenue and core expenditure. The grants can be used to develop practical activity that aids de-carbonisation and/or biodiversity locally e.g.:

  • by re-wilding an area
  • growing and selling more local food
  • reducing transport miles/emissions
  • promoting recycling, repairing and repurposing
  • using greener energy and reducing energy waste
  • or simply by making a group’s present activities more sustainable.

Preference will be given to initiatives that are visible to the community, engage local people, and highlight the need for urgent action on climate change. It will be important to demonstrate practical ways in which change can be achieved by local communities for both economic and environmental benefit. 


For information about the fund and application process

  • check this webpage for updates
  • check our Transition Bro Gwaun Facebook page for updates
  • email
  • invite us to give a presentation to your group/business

TBG Community Climate Fund working group are Tom Latter, Chris Samra, Kate Hawkins, Sian Vaughan, and Friederike Schmidt.


Look out for news about our next COMMUNITY CLIMATE FUND FAIR – we’ll be holding it in Autumn 24 to launch the next round of grants, so come along to find out how to apply.



If you’re interested in setting up your own renewable energy system we have created a brief summary of support and resources:


We hope our fund will support a wide range of projects over the next few years and that we’ll increasingly see carbon reduction and biodiversity initiatives grow and prosper within our community.

If other organisations or local people would like to join with us in supporting/funding such initiatives we would be delighted to hear from you.