Prince’s Countryside Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)

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Prince’s Countryside Fund Re-opens for Applications (UK)

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has re-opened for applications. 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.

The type of projects supported could include:

  • Providing business support and advice for rural businesses
  • Supporting farmer led initiatives including cooperatives and producer groups aimed at adding value and reducing costs, etc
  • Supporting village service provision including pubs, shops and transport
  • Providing training opportunities such as rural career apprenticeships, bursaries and vouchers to access training and qualifications
  • Support for farm businesses, rural businesses and communities to plan for and recover from natural disasters such as flooding or animal disease.

The closing date for applications will be 5pm on the 13th April 2017.

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