Grant Giving Programme

Grant Giving Programme

The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides more than £1m in grants each year to projects across the UK. We have grants of up to £50,000 available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.

We recognise that rural communities face a range of challenges. One way in which we help grassroots organisations overcome these is through our grant programme.

We seek applications to support activity that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities by helping the people that live and work in the countryside. Our grant programme currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues:

  1. To improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses
  2. To sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy
  3. To support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience

Each theme is described in more detail in our Grant Eligibility and Guidance Document. You can read more about the ways in which we have helped people here.

Please note, we do not fund individuals or private farm businesses, and cannot fund capital costs. Your application will be more likely to be successful if you can demonstrate need or demand for your project. Projects MUST be in a rural area.

The Fund will be open again for grant applications in January 2019. Please make certain to read our Eligibility and Guidance document before starting your application.

Additional funding is available outside of this period for community projects aimed at reducing isolation in deprived rural areas through the Rural Four project funded by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Please contact The Prince’s Countryside Fund Grants and Outreach Officer, Sophie Middleton, for more information.