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The Prince's Countryside Fund - Supporting Rural Communities
The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides grants for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. This Fund will support community-led projects that are pursuing innovative and strategic solutions to the challenges facing their rural area and improving the long-term viability and resilience of their community.
Successful projects will do one or more of the following:
Support people to resolve existing and emerging community issues, circumstances, and priorities
Build rural community resilience
Develop innovative and replicable projects
Enable leadership and community planning
Successful projects will demonstrate how they are addressing one of more of the following objectives:
Improving the economic or social resilience of a UK rural community
Reducing isolation for people living in rural areas through improving service provision
Creating a rural community fit for the future.
Who can apply
Applications are encouraged from properly constituted, community-led organisations with a turnover under £500,000 per year, that can demonstrate how beneficiaries will be drawn directly from the local rural community.
When to apply
Applications will close at 12:00 on 11 October 2022. Applications will be informed of the decision at the beginning of December with first payments being made in January 2023.