The Prince’s Countryside Fund, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, who has a long-held commitment to supporting Britain’s hard pressed rural areas, was set up by Business in the Community in July 2010. The Fund works to help farmers and rural communities in greatest need and operates an emergency fund in times of need.
The aim of the Fund is to ensure a brighter future for those who live and work in the countryside, ensuring we have skilled farmers of the future, thriving rural communities and we’re able to improve rural livelihoods both economically and socially. It provides grants to organisations working in some of our most remote rural areas to help secure a sustainable future for our countryside. One way to achieve this is to educate future generations about the value of the countryside and farming.
In the five years since its inception, the Fund has invested £5 million in grants distributed to 120 projects across the UK, directly benefitting 100,000 people. It has provided a grant to support the development and roll out of the Countryside Classroom.
For more information visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk