The current funding themes and some examples of the projects funded (open until 20th Feb)
The small grants programme awards single and multi-year grants to a maximum value of £5,000 or £15,000 respectively. The average award is £1,500
Heritage & Conservation
heritage conservation and restoration projects at places of worship. They are interested in funding non-capital projects which improve the fabric of buildings for the benefit of local communities. Some of the projects funded include restoration of church windows, towers and bell conservation as well as conservation of historic cemetery wall in Wales.
Applications from organisations that seek to deliver education and training projects outside of The Prince’s Trust scope and age-range including support for people with special educational needs. PWCF has funded beekeeping apprenticeships through the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, as well as tertiary education in Zambia with Zambia Orphans of AIDS (UK)
Health & Wellbeing
Community projects and initiatives which support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of people with disabilities or life limiting illnesses in disadvantaged communities. They will consider applications for respite care, young carers and complementary therapies.
Community and art projects that aim to relieve poverty, loneliness and other social issues or support the welfare of the elderly, veterans and interfaith cohesion. The Good Companions befriending scheme was awarded funds through the PWCF COVID-19 Recovery Fund, and helped vulnerable people through lockdown by delivering care packages and regular phone conversations.
Community environmental projects (including the circular economy), economic sustainability initiatives and conservation of the natural environment.
Welcome applications from organisations working to transform lives and improve living conditions in rural communities. and would consider funding community transport schemes or other initiatives that complement projects funded by The Prince’s Countryside Fund. In particular, they are interested in funding most projects which help to preserve and enhance our countryside and the people who live and work there.