The Prince’s Countryside Fund will re-open for applications on the 4th September 2017 and close for applications at 5pm on the 5th October 2017.
Organisations and charities that are helping to protect and sustain Britain’s farming and rural communities will be able to apply for funding of up to £50,000. Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. Applications can be submitted by social enterprises, not-for profit organisations, charities and Community Interest Companies; etc. The type of projects supported could include:
- Providing business support and advice for rural businesses
- Supporting farmer led initiatives including cooperatives and producer groups aimed at adding value and reducing costs, etc.
- Supporting village service provision including pubs, shops and transport; providing training opportunities such as rural career apprenticeships, bursaries and vouchers to access training and qualifications
- Support for farm businesses, rural businesses and communities to plan for and recover from natural disasters such as flooding or animal disease.