Who can apply: UK registered charities, Community Benefit Societies, Community Interest Companies, companies limited by guarantee, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and unincorporated associations.
Not-for-profit organisations working to improve the resilience of rural communities are currently being invited to sign up for the Prince’s Countryside Fund’s next grant-making webinar on Wednesday 3 March 2021 at 12 noon. The webinar is expected to set out the Fund’s priorities for 2021.
In general, the Prince’s Countryside Fund is a revenue grant programme which has a small capital element. In the past grants have been awarded for initiatives that tackle issues in rural communities around:
o Developing village amenities, such as shops and key services.
o Financial hardship.
o Improving digital connections.
o Mental health needs.
o Physical health, and
o Social isolation.
UK not-for-profit organisations (see eligible list above) can apply for a grant. There generally tends to be a matched funding requirement for this Fund. Applicants are expected to have raised some funding from other sources prior to applying.
Priority is given to communities:
o In remote rural areas, specifically areas of Locality Related Deprivation.
o With an ageing population or with a limited number of working age people in the area, and
o With a population of under 3,000 residents, with a drive time of over 30 minutes to a settlement of 10,000 or more.