Through this project Local businesses were encouraged to work together in groups (what we call ‘clusters’) and  supported to improve tourism in the National Park to help make a better place for people to visit and live.

There were nine Collabor8 partners across Europe. The project was 50% funded by the EU through their ERDF Interreg IVB North West Europe Programme to strengthen communities in rural areas of NW Europe and help address negative impacts brought about by demographic change. The project contributed to a more cohesive EU society as it derived from a cooperation of people from different countries working on common issues that touch the live of EU-citizens. Collabor8 in the Brecon Beacons was also funded by BBNPA and the Welsh Government.

The 9 COLLABOR8 partners, based in the UK, Eire, Netherlands and Belgium, were:
•  South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd, Ireland
(Lead Partner)
•  Dienst Landelijk Gebied (DLG), onderdeel Nationaal
projectbureau Nieuwe Hollandsche Waterlinie, Netherlands
•  Stichting Veemarktwartier, Tilburg, Netherlands
•  Vlaamse Landmaatschappij, Belgium
•  Tourisme Oest-Vlaanderen vzw, Belgium
•  Westcountry Rivers Trust, UK
•  South Downs Joint Committee, UK
•  Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, UK
•  Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, UK