National Countryside Week 2019

National Countryside Week 2019

National Countryside Week is The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual awareness week and in 2019 will take place from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August. Every year the campaign aims to raise awareness and celebrate the values of the countryside. In previous years activity has included Walk a Country Mile and encouraging members of the public to pack a picnic in support of the countryside.

The campaign objectives are to:

  • Celebrate the countryside and the people who live and work there.
  • Highlight the importance of family farms and our rural communities.
  • Encourage people to get out and about and enjoy the countryside.
  • Promote the work of the Fund and the impact it has had on the lives of people who have benefited from its grant programme, emergency fund and projects.

Themes for this year’s campaign

This year, the Fund is publishing a Village Survival Guide - a practical book helping rural communities to tackle the challenges that they face.

This is based on the findings of our Recharging Rural research, which looked at the importance of isolated rural communities, and the barriers to development that they encounter. You can read more about our research here.

BBC Countryfile Live

We will once again be attending BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. We were delighted that in 2018 over 3000 people walked a Country Mile with us raising nearly £1500 in support of the Fund!

Things to do during the week

Thank you to everyone who held fundraising activities for us during National Countryside Week 2018 - you can see their locations below. Check back here to find out where we'll be in 2019.

If you would like to know more about National Countryside Week 2019 please contact Ellie Jesson by email or 020 7566 8792.