The Prince’s Countryside Fund is open for grant applications from today, January 9th until February 21st 2019.
The Fund gives its grants twice a year, and projects in rural areas across the UK can apply for up to £50,000 in the spring round of funding.
The charity was set up in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales. Every year the Fund gives out over £1 million in funding, and can support projects for up to three years.
The Fund aims to support projects that are:
- Sustaining rural communities
- Improving the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses
- Supporting aid delivery in emergency and building resilience
Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: ‘Our grants help to support a diverse range of projects often delivered by local organisations, such as training vouchers for young farmers, equipment for local abattoirs, overheads and staffing costs for farmer-led networks, village shops and pubs, and development schemes for rural businesses. We give out more than £1 million in funding each year and are very keen to hear from projects of all types in our rural areas.’