The Prince’s Countryside Fund aims to help rural areas become more sustainable7 March 2012
The Prince’s Countryside Fund has been set up to help rural areas in the UK to become more sustainable. The focus areas for the Fund are: projects to improve the sustainability of British farming in areas of deprivation; projects to improve the sustainability of rural communities; and projects to reconnect people with the countryside.
The total amount of funding available in this round of funding is up to £250,000. The maximum level of funding for individual projects is £50,000. There is no minimum.
The objectives of the Fund are:
- The conservation, protection and improvement of the physical/natural environment in farming and rural areas
- The advancement of education in all matters relating to farming and rural areas
- The prevention of poverty in farming and rural areas
- The promotion of any charitable purposes of benefit to the public, in particular charitable purposes connected with rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation throughout the UK by:
- The relief of financial hardship
- The advancement of education, training or retraining, particularly among unemployed people, and providing work experience for the unemployed
- The provision of financial assistance to promote employment opportunities in farming and rural areas
Applications will be accepted from organisations operating in the United Kingdom. Applicants can be, but do not need to be, charities.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the first 2012 application round is Friday 13 April 2012 at 5pm