The Prince's Countryside Fund

Summary

The Fund is seeking applications from projects that will focus on developing stronger, more sustainable farm businesses and other rural enterprises with the aim of halting the decline of the rural economy. These projects should focus on: providing business support and advice for rural businesses including supporting farmers in financial hardship to help them improve their efficiency and/or add value to their business through the provision of on-farm business advice; facilitating the transfer of knowledge for continuous improvement of agricultural businesses in poor rural areas and providing opportunities for continuing professional development of farmers; supporting farmer led initiatives including cooperatives and producer groups aimed at adding value, reducing costs, sharing information and shortening supply chains in farming/rural areas experiencing financial hardship; providing training opportunities and apprenticeship schemes for those seeking a career in agriculture.


Fund details

Status:
Open
Type:
Grant
Source:
Private/for Profit Organisation
When to apply:
Open from April 30 to June 14 2018. 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 Manager, Clare Crookenden, [email protected], for more information.
Next deadline:
14 Jun 2018
Charities only:
No
Website:
http://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-programme
Email:
[email protected]
Phone:
020 7566 8797
How to apply
All applications must be be made online - to start an application you will need to register for an account.
Exclusions
The Prince's Countryside Fund will not accept applications from individuals or the following organisations: Statutory bodies, such as local authorities, NHS bodies, or work where there is statutory responsibility to provide funding. Religious bodies where the funding will be for religious purposes. Political organisations where the funding will be used for political purposes.

Fund award sizes

Minimum:
No minimum provided
Maximum:
£50,000
Average:
£33,485
Annually awarded:
£1,005,541
Notes on award amounts:
No notes on award amounts

Organisation

Name:
The Prince's Countryside Fund
Charity number:
SC048055
Website:
http://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/
Email:
No funder email address
Phone:
No funder phone number
Address:
137 Shepherdess Walk, , London, N1 7RQ

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Geographical Areas

  • UK

Activities

  • Advising and informing
  • Animal welfare
  • Community development and regeneration
  • Community safety
  • Community transport
  • Education and Training
  • Employability services
  • Environmental Projects

Beneficiaries

  • Economically/socially disadvantaged
  • Living in rural areas