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
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
The 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 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 devonhub.org.uk
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.