The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. We have grants of up to £50,000 available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.
They recognise that rural communities face a range of challenges. One way in which they help grassroots organisations overcome these is through their grant programme.
They seek applications to support activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by helping the people that live and work in the countryside. The grant programme currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues:
- To improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses
- To sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy
- To support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience
Each theme is described in more detail their Grant Eligibility and Guidance Document. They are open for funding applications twice a year. Applications are open on Monday 19 September and close on Thursday 13 October