Prince’s Countryside Fund Due to Re-open in January 2017 (UK)

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is currently closed but will re-open for applications in January 2017.

Each year the fund makes £1 million available and organisations and charities that are helping to protect and sustain Britain’s farming and rural communities are able to apply for funding of up to £50,000. To be considered for funding projects need to contribute to one of three countryside issues, these are to:

  • Improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses
  • Sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy
  • Support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience.

Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. Applicants can be social enterprises, not-for profit organisations, charities and Community Interest Companies; etc.

Previous projects supported include:

Oathall Community College Farm which received funding towards a new farm shop and providing work experience for over 200 students and Crossgates Community Primary School a small primary school that is introducing pupils to the principles of growing food.

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