The Prince’s Countryside Fund

Prince’s Countryside Fund Due to Re-open in January 2017. The Prince’s Countryside Fund is currently closed but will re-open for applications in January 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:

  1. Improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses;
  2. sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy;
  3. 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 and Crossgates Community Primary School a small primary school that is introducing pupils to the principles of growing food.

To find out more, visit The Prince’s Countryside Fund website