Countyside £50k fund opens

Rural organisations and charities which help rural communities can apply for funding of up to £50,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which strives to secure a sustainable future for the British countryside, is looking to invest up to £800,000 in worthwhile rural initiatives in this application round.

To date, the charity has given more than £3m in grants in three years to rural communities, directly benefiting more than 52,000 people.

Victoria Harris, Director of The Prince’s Fund, said, “We are looking for organisations working on the ground every day to make a real difference to rural life, and are particularly interested in projects that will have a long term positive impact.

To find out more about the people The Prince’s Countryside Fund has helped, or learn more about what the countryside does for you, please see the website www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund opened for applications yesterday (Monday) and the deadline for applications is October 24 at 5pm.