Grants for Cornish Communities

Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales, and awards grants to help improve rural communities.  The Fund was recently awarded a grant from the People’s Postcode Lottery which will help it to fund a further 10 projects.

Local communities awarded grants in the most recent round of applications are:

  • Dartmoor Hill Farm Project        £44,000
  • Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society   £24,000
  • Devon Communities Together    £49,961
  • The St Tudy Community Shop    £25,000

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project

Dartmoor Hill Farm Project
Dartmoor Hill Farm Project

The Dartmoor Hill Farm Project (DHFP) was established in 2003 and has received funding from the Princes Countryside Fund since 2015.  The DHFP supports farmers on Dartmoor, helping them establish projects which add value to their businesses, as well as increasing vocational skills.
To contact the project, call Sandra Dodd (Project Officer) on 01822 890912

Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society

Devon Cattle Breeders' SocietyThe Devon Cattle Breeders’ Society has been active since 1884, and works to promote and maintain the purity of the Red Ruby Devon breed.
It’s key roles include the administering of pedigree registrations, marketing the breed, and the publication of the annual Davy Herd Book.
You can call the DCBS on 01404 812800

Devon Communities Together

Devon Communites Together

Devon Communities Together was founded in 1961 and helps a wide range of projects across the community.  The grant from the PCF will aid the DCT to deliver an 18 month project to encourage rural enterprise across Torrbridge, Teignbridge, Mid and West Devon.
Get invloved in the project at

St Tudy Community Shop

St Tudy Community Shop
St Tudy Community Shop was established through the hard work of  local fundraisers in 2011 when the village shop & post office closed, citing that the business was no longer viable.


The Community Shop has recently been crowned the winner of the South West of  England Award, as part of the rural Community Ownership Awards 2016, and the grant means that it can continue to prove award-winning service to the local community.
Open seven days a week, find out more about the shop here.

Applying for a Grant

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is open for funding applications twice a year.  The next round of applications will be open from 13th March to 13th April 2017.
Grants are awarded to activity which results in long-term positive action on rural communities.  This can include improving the viability of a family farm business; driving economic vibrancy in rural communities; and supporting areas in times of emergency, as well as building resilience to prevent issues in the future.
Read more here.


Yealmpton Show

Yealmpton Show – 27th July 2016

Always held on the last Wednesday in July, Yealmpton Show is one of the best on-day shows in the south west. There is always much to see throughout the show ground with horses, cattle, sheep and goats all on display, as well as the Countryside Marquee. A visit to the home-craft and horticultural areas is a must, as is the dog show and pet tent. In 2015 the food hall proved to be a huge success, promoting West Country suppliers from fish products to country meats, and dairy to cupcakes and fudge.


Gates are open at 8.30am and the event runs until 6pm.

The ticket prices for 2016 are:
Adults: £10.00
Children (Age 5-15): £4.00
Children (under 5): Free

The parking fees for 2016 are:
Main show field: £6.00
Outer field: Free

Disabled parking has been set aside by the Show Field entrance gate. Disabled parking is available for badge holders.  This space is limited and although every effort will be made to assist, there is no guarantee of a position.

Getting there

The address of the show ground is Kitley Lawns, Yealmpton, near Plymouth, PL8 2NN.

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From Plymouth, take the A379 from Elburton, through Brixton. On approaching Yealmpton, turn right hand just after Kitley House Hotel and follow the Show signs.

From Exeter and the A38. Leave the A38 Devon Expressway at the Smithaleigh Junction. Pass the filling station, and at the junction turn left, and left again. Follow this road for approximately 4 miles into the village of Yealmpton. At the junction, turn right onto the A379 and proceed out of the village passing Riverford Farm Shop. Turn left just before Kitley House Hotel and follow the show signs.

What’s on

From a Countryside Marquee, to Food Hall, and from Cakes and Handicraft to Diggers and Tractors, there is plenty at Yealmpton Show for everyone, young and old to enjoy.

There are two rings, the Main Ring and the Countryside Arena which are packed full of entertaining things for all to see and enjoy.

Click Attractions & Features to find out what you can do at the show.
Click Main Ring for the timetable of events – make sure you don’t miss your favourite exhibits!

Mid Devon Show

Forecast: sun & fun

It looks like being dry and sunny for the 23rd Mid Devon Show this weekend at Tiverton, Devon.  Head on down to Knightshayes Court for non-stop activities from 9am until 5.30pm, on Saturday the 23rd of July 2016.


Tickets will be available on the gate and are priced at £15 for an adult, and just £5 for children aged 5 to 16 years.

Getting there

There are free bus services in operation from Tiverton, Crediton, Cullompton, and Tiverton Parkway Road.  For more information about the pick-up points, and times, click here to go to the official Mid Devon Show page.

Parking in all car parks is free – but it is essential that you follow AA road signs, and not your satnav.

mapWhat’s on

There is so much to see and do at the Mid Devon show this year.  In the show ring, there will be a parade of hounds – including deer hounds, mink hounds, and beagle packs.  Outside of the show ring, there is a classic car and motorbike parade.  Look up, and you are sure to catch the daredevil riders of Jamie Squibb’s Motocross Stunt Show as they perform breath-taking stunts mid air.

As you might expect, the livestock exhibitions form the cornerstone of the event and judging begins at 9am, but Mid Devon Show incorporates so much more!  Live music from a variety of acts; childrens activities including magic from Ozzy D; shopping for gifts & crafts, food and drink… with over 300 trade stands on site, there really is all the fun of the fair.