Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund provide funding towards projects operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland that clearly contribute towards one or more of The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s objectives.

They want their funding to have a long term positive effect on rural communities, helping those that live and work there sustain the countryside, by tackling key rural issues. Our grants have to result in things that relate directly to our 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
•Reconnect people with the countryside

NOTE that priorities change between rounds, but are around

•Rural Isolation / •Decline of Rural communities / •Low Farming Incomes / •Lack of access to training

To be eligible for a grant you will need to demonstrate that your project is tackling at least one of these four issues. They require all applications to be made online and to start an application you will need to register for an account. Once you have registered your account will be processed and you can then login and access the grant application form.

They are open for applications from 3rd March – 10th April 2014.