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.
Emma Billings and her family farm near Louth in Lincolnshire took part in The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme (PFRP), run by The Prince’s Countryside Fund, in 2018. The Prince’s Countryside Fund which is part of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund, was established by The Prince of Wales in 2010 and exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s highly successful initiative, The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, is open for family farm businesses from across the UK to sign up. Registration opens from September 7th until October 31st, 2020, but workshops will take place when local social distancing regulations allow.
The countryside is a vital natural asset and its contribution to our everyday life cannot be underestimated. The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund support the rural economy, raise awareness and celebrate the values of the countryside.
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund has made a major grant in support of The Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Farm Parks Project. This project seeks to develop breeding programmes, knowledge transfer initiatives between Farm Parks and promotional campaigns to highlight the importance of Rare Breeds.
Duchy Organic, the pioneering organic food and drink brand founded by HRH The Prince of Wales within Duchy Originals Ltd, and exclusively retailed by Waitrose & Partners, has decided to donate £200,000 to The Prince’s Countryside Fund in 2020-21.