Princes Countryside fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund opened to applications this week from organisations and charities that are helping rural communities across the UK.

The budget for the Spring 2015 round is £800,000 with grants of up to £50,000 available to not-for-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies, Companies Limited by Guarantee, and Unincorporated Associations.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has been established to support the sustainability and protection of farms and rural communities throughout the UK. The aim of the funding is to have a long-term positive impact on rural communities, helping those that live and work there sustain the countryside by tackling key rural issues. Grants must result in things that directly relate to the Fund’s objectives to:

  • Improve the viability of British farming targeting the areas of greatest need.
  • Improve the sustainability of rural communities targeting the areas of greatest need.

Projects must focus on at least one of the following three key countryside issues:

  • Developing Thriving Rural Communities
  • Transforming Rural Livelihoods
  • Creating the Farmers of the Future

The deadline for applications is 9 April 2015.

Full details and an online application form can be found on The Prince’s Countryside Fund website

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