Funding available for Britain’s rural communities from The Prince’s Countryside Fund

Organisations and charities that are helping to protect and sustain Britain’s farming and rural communities can apply for funding of up to £50,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which opened online for grant applications on 8th September.

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Organisations and charities that are helping to protect and sustain Britain’s farming and rural communities can apply for funding of up to £50,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which opened online for grant applications on 8th September.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which strives to secure a sustainable future for the British countryside, is looking to invest up to £600,000 in worthwhile rural initiatives in this application round. Since its inception in 2010, the charity has given £4.4 million in grants distributed to 105 projects across the country, directly benefitting 80,000 people.

Helen Aldis, Manager of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, said; “We are looking for projects that will have a long term positive effect on rural communities and enterprise, helping the people who care for our countryside and make it tick. It is one of our most valuable national assets and this funding will give much needed support to the remarkable people working to sustain a vibrant rural economy.”

“We have also redefined the criteria to help provide improved clarity to the organisations applying to the Fund of the nature of the projects we will support. We also hope this will further inspire creative initiatives, that tackle the Fund’s objectives to help make a real difference to the rural economy and the people who care for our countryside, to apply.”

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To apply for funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk. Applications are open from the 8th September 2014 until 23rd October 2014 at 5pm.