Last chance to apply for up to £50,000 from Countryside Fund

There are just under two weeks remaining for rural groups to apply for up to £50,000 from the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

The Fund gives out grants twice a year, and projects in rural areas across the UK can apply for funding in the spring round, which closes on February 21.

Set up in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales, the charity aims to improve the prospects of rural communities and farm businesses. Every year the Fund gives out over £1million in funding and can support projects for up to three years.

Claire Saunders, Director of the Prince’s Countryside Fund, said: “Our grants help to support a diverse range of projects often delivered by local organisations, such as training vouchers for young farmers, equipment for local abattoirs, overheads and staffing costs for farmer led networks, village shops and pubs, and development schemes for rural businesses. We give out more than £1 million in funding each year and are very keen to hear from projects of all types in our rural areas.”

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