Community Partnership’s Decade of Local Support

24th May 24

A unique partnership entering its tenth year has already seen half a million pounds being distributed throughout Pembrokeshire.

Community groups, charities and voluntary organisations across the County have benefited from the South Hook LNG Community Fund, run in a first-of-its-kind partnership, with Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS).

In addition to £500,000 having been injected into the local community, a further £400,000 has been leveraged by community organisations as a result. More than 200,000 people across Pembrokeshire having benefited from the funds through a range of initiatives, over the last 10 years. From charitable events, community defibrillators and children’s sports teams to the restoration of community spaces, mental wellbeing service and educational projects, South Hook LNG’s Community Fund has positively impacted communities in all parts of the County.

As the first private sector organisation to partner with PAVS in the administration of a community funding programme, South Hook LNG is pleased to have established a model now being adopted by other local businesses and private sector organisations.

Commenting on the decade-long milestone, South Hook LNG’s General Manager Hamad Al-Samra said “Our Community Fund is one of several funding programmes that we have at South Hook LNG. It works on an application basis and so our strategic partnership with PAVS has been instrumental in strengthening the way in which we can bring significant benefit to our community.

We are incredibly proud of our collaboration with PAVS, and in celebrating ten successful years, I thank their team - particularly Chief Officer Sue Leonard - for the guidance, support and commitment to ensuring that South Hook LNG’s Community Fund delivers real value to the people of Pembrokeshire.”

Lorna Livock, Development officer at PAVS, said “We are delighted to celebrate ten years of positive partnership working with the South Hook LNG Team. Funding from the South Hook Community Fund has made a huge difference to people across the County.”

For more information about the South Hook LNG Community Fund, visit