The Prince's Countryside Fund
The fund's theme is Rural Community Resilience and will be looking for applications that will build on some of the amazing projects that came about as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic this year, and the effect that this had on rural communities.
The Fund will be looking for projects which protect or boost community assets and enterprises, or otherwise strengthen the sense of community. Rural Community Resilience means different things to different communities, but the concept we are looking for is a project which will allow the community to survive and thrive, especially when facing a situation which affects everyday rural life.
Examples could include:
- A village shop that moved into food or medicine delivery and has realised that this is of real benefit to the community but now wishes to take this a step further, or to continue the service.
- A community may have discovered some hard to reach households within their community that have now started to engage - our grants could facilitate some exciting projects to continue and improve that engagement.
- You may need to reinvigorate a rural transport scheme to tackle isolation in the countryside.
The maximum grant is £10,000 with the average grant expected to be around £8,000.
The deadline for applications is November 3rd 2020 at midday, but if a large number of eligible applications are received the Fund reserves the right to close the round earlier. Projects are advised to apply early.
Full details are available on the fund's website.