The Prince’s Countryside Fund

Living Magazines Prince's Countryside Fund

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.’

You can find out more in the charity’s press release or on their website.