The Prince’s Countryside Fund will re-open for applications on the 13th March 2017.

Each year the fund makes £1 million available and organisations and charities that are helping to protect and sustain Britain’s farming and rural communities are able to apply for funding of up to £50,000. To be considered for funding projects need to contribute to one of three countryside issues, these are to:

  • Improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses
  • Sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy
  • Support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience.

Funding will be available for both capital and revenue costs. Applicants can be social enterprises, not-for profit organisations, charities and Community Interest Companies; etc.

Previous projects supported include:

Oathall Community College Farm which received funding towards a new farm shop and providing work experience for over 200 students.

Crossgates Community Primary School a small primary school that is introducing pupils to the principles of growing food.

The closing date for applications will be the 13th April 2017.