Transforming lives & building sustainable communities

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School Children in a classroom
The Prince of Wales greets an elderly woman at Age Cymru
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Prince of Wales is greeted by School children

Our stories

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Sefton Paine of The Seed CIC, a partner in The Dartmoor Community Resilience Project

The Prince’s Countryside Fund brings Christmas cheer to 27 resilient rural communities

The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) has awarded over £200,000 of grant funding to 27 community-led projects across the UK, which are working to create resilient rural communities. Since 2010, PCF a subsidiary of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund, has distributed over £10 million in funding to nearly 400 projects.

Our funding themes

Heritage & Conservation

Heritage & Conservation

Heritage conservation and restoration projects at places of worship. We are interested in funding non-capital projects that improve the fabric of buildings for the benefit of local communities.

Education

Education

We welcome applications from organisations that seek to deliver education and training projects outside of The Prince’s Trust scope and age-range including support for those with special educational needs.

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Community projects and initiatives which support health and wellbeing of people with disabilities or life limiting illnesses in disadvantaged communities. We would consider applications for respite care, young carers and complementary therapies.

Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion

Community and art projects that aim to relieve poverty, loneliness and other social issues or support the welfare of the elderly, veterans and interfaith cohesion.

Environment

Environment

Community environmental projects (including the circular economy), economic sustainability initiatives and conservation of the natural environment.

Countryside

Countryside

The Prince’s Countryside Fund provides grants to support and sustain rural communities and to improve the prospects of viability for farm and rural businesses.

impact

Our impact

£3.6m

Average grants awarded annually to community-based projects

700+

Organisations supported over the last five years

£70+ million

Awarded over the last 20 years

See our impact