The ongoing effects of weather, bureaucracy and concern for the future continue to put our countryside under pressure, with few avenues to turn to for support.
This can have dramatic consequences for the rural economy and the people who live and work there.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund is committed to supporting community led projects, that will reinvigorate and sustain farming networks and the countryside by providing services and amenities through its grant programme.
Open for applications until June 14th 2018, grants are available for up to £50,000. If you are involved in a community run or farming support project, and think that your organisation may benefit – or if you know someone else who might – please get in touch straight away by visiting www.princescountrysidefund.org. uk/grants. The fund has supported a diverse range of projects delivered locally such as a community transport app in Argyll and projects on Barra, Orkney, and Shetland. We are proud to have distributed over £9 million since 2010 to more than 250 projects led by these grassroots organisations.
We believe it is crucial that we help rural areas during these times of change to retain a thriving countryside and encourage a sustainable farming sector in the UK, and we would really encourage people to apply for our funding. Claire Saunders, The Prince’s Countryside Fund.