We take enormous pride in our role within the community and in supporting great local initiatives.
As a Trust Port, we re-invest any profits back into the business. This ensures we can maintain our principal operations and deliver projects that will create jobs, support economic growth and deliver a bright outlook for the region.
Our commitment to the region is not just about our economic impact. We also support the community's prosperity through a wide range of direct initiatives.
Our Education and Community Activities
We work with community groups and schools to deliver ground-breaking, engaging projects that help communicate key messages.
In 2022, the community of Pembroke Dock came together to create a music video celebrating the £60 million Pembroke Dock Marine project. The project partners (the Port of Milford Haven, Marine Energy Wales, ORE Catapult and Celtic Sea Power) worked with the Aloud Charity to deliver song writing workshops at Ysgol Harri Tudur where pupils composed and performed their own lyrics. Members of the community also got involved and starred in the music video alongside the pupils. The chorus was written by Alex Stacey who is a member of singer/songwriter Amy Wadge’s team. Amy has worked with Ed Sheeran, James Blunt and Ella Henderson and most recently co-wrote the song ‘Space Man’ which came second in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest!
Delivered by Milford Youth Matters and the Port of Milford Haven, Under the Bridge has been one of the highlights of our community events and has even won an Arts & Business Cymru Award in recognition of its contribution to reducing anti-social behaviour, promoting a sense of pride in the area and providing opportunities for young people to try new activities. DJ workshops, break dancing, street art activities and a skate park are some of the fantastic activities on offer to teenagers at Milford Waterfront on Friday evenings during the summer. The project has previously been delivered thanks to funding from Arts & Business Wales.
During National Drowning Prevention Week in June 2022, over 300 Year 7 pupils from Milford Haven School, Ysgol Harri Tudur and Ysgol Caer Elen participated in WAVE workshops at Milford Marina. Delivered by the Port of Milford Haven, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Dyfed Powys Police, RNLI and Pembrokeshire Youth, the pupils learnt about the dangers of tombstoning, cold water shock, peer pressure, submerged objects, tides and anti-social behaviour.
In 2017 we worked with Theatr na nÓg to deliver their award-winning Would you Jump? show to highlight the dangers of tombstoning. Many don't realise the dangers. Cold water shock, strong currents and submerged objects can injure and kill. While the Port can and will prosecute anyone caught tombstoning, our aim was to reach out and increase awareness of just how dangerous tombstoning is. In 2018, in conjunction with Cardiff Harbour Authority and with funding from Arts & Business Cymru, we went one step further by incorporating a scriptwriting workshops for Year 7 and 8 pupils. Pupils worked with Sara Lewis, freelance writer and director, to create their own storylines that could be used as a Would You Jump? sequel producing fantastic results that were performed by the pupils and the professional actors.
We are focused on building a prosperous, resilient and inclusive community inside and outside our organisation.
During National Drowning Prevention Week in June 2022, over 300 Year 7 pupils from Milford Haven School, Ysgol Harri Tudur and Ysgol Caer Elen participated in waterway safety workshops at Milford Marina.
Delivered by the Port of Milford Haven, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Dyfed Powys Police, RNLI and Pembrokeshire Youth, the pupils learnt about the dangers of tombstoning, cold water shock, peer pressure, submerged objects, tides and anti-social behaviour.
Tombstoning is an extremely dangerous activity that can result in serious injuries, or in the worst case, fatalities. It is not permitted at Milford Waterfront or the Marina and Docks. Signs are located around the waterfront to raise awareness of the hazards in an area busy with commercial and leisure traffic.
We worked with Milford Haven School, Arts & Business Cymru, Cardiff Harbour Authority and Theatr na nÓg to deliver and anti-tombstoning play that also helped pupils learn about script writing.
We are proud to have been supportive of so many groups in Pembrokeshire through our Port Charity programme.
2022-24 - Greenacres Rescue
Greenacres Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue centre in Talbenny, near Haverfordwest. Founded in June 2008, the charity rehomes dogs, cats and many other types of animals. They have four charity shops across Pembrokeshire in Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Narberth.
Prior to 2022, our Port Charity scheme ran annually. Expanding the duration of the relationship aims to deepen the support we can give.
2021 - Sandy Bear Children’s Bereavement Service
Sandy Bear is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving and strengthening the emotional health and well-being of young people aged 0-18 (and their families), who have experienced the death of a loved one. They aim to reduce emotional difficulties in childhood and the prevalence of mental illness in later life that can result in a decreased quality of life, poorer educational attainment, social and health problems and increased vulnerability.
2020 - Get the Boys a Lift
Get the Boys a Lift is a mental health charity which was started in 2016 by Gareth Owens who began hitchhiking around Wales and selling T-shirts to raise money for a suicide prevention charity. He was soon joined by a group of friends and they now run a not-for-profit coffee shop and drop-in counselling centre in Haverfordwest.
2019 - Alzheimer's Society Cymru
The Alzheimer’s Society campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure, and supports people living with dementia. In Pembrokeshire, the Alzheimer’s Society has a Dementia Connect service which provides practical advice and information for anyone affected by dementia. Furthermore, a Side by Side service is available in Milford Haven to match people with dementia with dedicated volunteers, enabling them to keep doing the things they love.
2018 - Mind Pembrokeshire
The mental health charity, Mind Pembrokeshire, is based in Haverfordwest where it operates counselling, befriending and carers services, as well as providing supported housing accommodation.
2017 - Paul Sartori Foundation
The Paul Sartori Foundation was formed in the 1980s and offers specialised, supportive care and advice for those in the later stages of any life-limiting illness.
2016 - Pembrokeshire Cancer Support
The Pembrokeshire Cancer Support charity was established in 1991 and provides support and information for those who have or have had cancer, together with their family and friends.
2015 - Greenacres Animal Rescue
Greenacres Rescue is a non profit animal rescue centre based in Talbenny, near Haverfordwest.
2014 - PATCH (Pembrokeshire Action to Combat Hardship)
PATCH provides food parcels, clothing and household items to those in a financial crisis and has bases in Milford Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembroke Dock and Saundersfoot.
Charities, voluntary organisations, community organisations and social enterprises that are working within Pembrokeshire are eligible to apply for support from our Community Fund.
The deadline for applications falls on the 25th of each month.
Before applying, please read the guidelines below.
Our Green Energy Fund aims to help local charitable organisations and other not-for-profit organisations improve their environmental sustainability. The Fund will support projects that are looking to reduce carbon emissions, reduce waste and/or improve energy efficiency.
Before starting your application, please make sure you have gained 3 quotes from different sources for your project.
Application deadlines 2023:
Before applying, please read the guidelines below. If you have any questions about the application, please email email@example.com.
Our Scholarship Programme is currently closed for applications.
Our Scholarship Scheme, which began in 2003, has already supported over 70 students.
The Scholarship Scheme offers:
Four undergraduate awards of £1,500.
An expenses-paid placement at the Port during the summer - This gives students the chance to experience the Port's wide range of business functions including marine, engineering, finance, environmental management, marketing & PR and property & tourism.
Be on a degree course at a British University.
Have completed the majority of their secondary education in Pembrokeshire.