The Prince's Countryside Fund - COMING SHORTLY!

Grants averaging £17,000 for a range of UK not-for-profit organisations working to create and sustain resilient rural communities following COVID-19.

Application deadline: to be confirmed. Please note this programme is due to open shortly. Interested parties can sign up to a free grant-making webinar on Wednesday 3 March 2021 on the Fund’s website.

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.

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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