Published: 30th Apr 2020

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has awarded more than £120,000 to 62 community-led projects dealing with the impact of coronavirus across the UK. The successful applicants are tackling Covid-19 in a number of ways – from grocery, hot meal, and prescription delivery in remote areas, to setting up community shops and food banks, or providing business support tailored for rural and farm businesses. It received nearly 300 applications for assistance, and thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Royal Warrant Holders Association Charitable Trust, the Barbour Foundation, and  the generosity of its own corporate partners, were able to release £120,963 in funding to 62 projects, benefitting people living and working in rural areas. The Fund has also awarded the Farming Community Network over £6,000 to allow them to increase their helpline provision.  Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, the Fund’s mission is to help ensure a vibrant rural economy with a … (To read the full article, subscribe below)