Building Confident Rural Communities

Powering community-led solutions

Too often, rural communities are without access to transport, jobs, housing, shops and community spaces. The Prince’s Countryside Fund powers community-led solutions through our grants and resources to ensure that they flourish, now and in the future.

Since The Prince’s Countryside Fund was founded in 2010, we have supported 407 projects, including:

Community spaces
Transport schemes
Training and skills projects
People supported

Our current projects

We are not currently open for grant applications

Find out more about the projects we have supported in the past.

Our grant making programmes

Supporting Rural Communities

Supporting Rural Communities is our flagship grant programme, awarding £500,000 each year to support projects that enhance the viability and sustainability of rural communities.

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Rural Start-Up Fund

Forest Holidays and the PCF have teamed up to create the Rural Start-Up Fund, an opportunity for rural businesses to receive financial support as they embark on a new business venture.

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Emergency grants

We have given out more than £250,000 in emergency funding, whether this is in response to an outbreak of animal disease or extreme weather.

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Village Survival Guide

Want to get your community up and running? Our Village Survival Guide offers hints, tips, and practical advice from people who’ve made a real difference in their rural community. Purchase yours today!

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