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.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund remains one of very few funders focused on rural communities across the UK, and our experience shows that by working with local organisations we can help to address the challenges faced by those who live and work in rural areas.

Our Supporting Rural Communities funding is available to smaller, community-led projects and we work with our grant beneficiaries to ensure that our money is distributed where it is needed most. Successful projects include a Passivhaus village hall in Norfolk, a community-run brewery in Essex, and a project to improve transport links in Dumfries and Galloway.

We are not currently open for funding applications. Our next funding round will open on 9 August 2021.

Watch this webinar for hints and tips on writing a funding bid.

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