Rural projects invited to apply for funding

Cameron Gray

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Grant applications for rural project funding, for up to £50,000, is now available from the Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Applications from community shops, pubs and innovative projects intended to reduce the problems of rural isolation are a particular focus this year.

Grants of up to £50,000 are available per project, totalling more than £600,000.

The grant programme provides business advice for traditional farming families, and offers career support and training opportunities for young people. Assistance for vital community services, such as helping to develop housing schemes, is also implemented by the charity fund.

Since the fund was established by the Prince of Wales in 2010, 200 projects accross the UK have been awarded a collective £8 million from the charity.

Applicants need to complete an online form which can be accessed at Deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday April 13.

To find out more about the grant programme and read the eligibility and guidance document, visit