Grants for rural projects from the Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is seeking applications that support activities that results in a long-term positive impact on rural communities in the UK by helping the people that live and work in the countryside. 

For the September 2017 round, the organisation is looking to support farmers, rural businesses and communities affected by the 2015 flooding or projects that are focused on assisting the recovery and future resilience in these rural areas, particularly Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Herefordshire, Northumberland and Scotland.

Their grant programme currently aims to tackle the following key rural issues:

  • To improve the prospects of viability for family farm businesses 
  • To sustain rural communities and drive economic vibrancy 
  • To support aid delivery in emergency and building resilience

Grant size

Applicants can request a maximum of £50,000 (inclusive of VAT) of funding to a maximum period of three years. 

Eligibility criteria

Eligible applicants include:

  • Charities 
  • Community Benefit Society 
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Companies limited by guarantee 
  • Not for profit organisations 
  • Social enterprises 
  • Unincorporated associations


Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 5th October.

How to apply

Applications are made online and organisations need to create an account first. For further details and to access the online application form, please visit The Prince’s Countryside Fund.