Grants available for community projects

The Prince's Countryside Fund
The Prince's Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced a series of grants to support community-led projects.

It is hoped that these grants, available for up to £50,000 each, will reinvigorate and sustain farming networks and the countryside by providing services and amenities.

Claire Saunders, director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, said: “The ongoing effects of weather, bureaucracy and concern for the future continue to put our countryside under pressure, with few avenues to turn to for support. This can have dramatic consequences for the rural economy and the people who live and work there.

“We believe it is crucial that we help rural areas to retain a thriving countryside and encourage a sustainable farming sector in the UK, and we would really encourage people to apply for our funding.”

Applications are open until June 14. Visit princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grants to apply.