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Waitrose & Partners and The Royal Countryside Fund empower rural communities

April 9, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund, in partnership with Waitrose & Partners, is proud to support two transformative projects making an impact in rural Britain: The Vale Pantry in North Dorset and North Norfolk Community Transport.

The Royal Countryside Fund champions mental health and sustainability at annual Farm Support Groups Conference

March 28, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) held its annual Farm Support Groups Conference on 20th – 21st March 2024, hosted by Aldi UK at its Head Office in Atherstone with the theme "Growing Together".

The Royal Countryside Fund has published its funding data with 360Giving

March 26, 2024

As part of our commitment to transparency, The Royal Countryside Fund is proud to be working with 360Giving to publish information about our grants.

Village Halls Week 2024 embraces a greener future with The Royal Countryside Fund’s support

March 22, 2024

This year’s Village Halls Week underscored the importance of sustainability and environmental stewardship, aptly themed ‘go green!’. The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) is at the forefront of this transformative movement, emphasising its commitment to nurturing eco-friendly community spaces across the UK.

RCF says farewell to Elizabeth Buchanan

March 18, 2024

Last week, The Royal Countryside Fund acknowledged its appreciation to Elizabeth Buchanan CVO FRAgS as she stepped down as a Trustee after fourteen years on the board.

Field Note: Luke Fraser reflects on the Confident Rural Communities Conference

March 15, 2024

Luke was invited to attend the conference in November to represent the North Ronaldsay Trust, a community-led project that has previously received grants from The Royal Countryside Fund.

Field Note: Fraser Hugill on biodiversity

March 8, 2024

When I enthusiastically accepted the offer from the Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) to deliver a biodiversity workshop in Northumberland, I underestimated the challenge of condensing 'biodiversity' into a three hour session!

Farm Carbon Toolkit and The Royal Countryside Fund joining forces on new soils webinar

February 27, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund wants you to save money by improving your soils.

The Royal Countryside Fund provides vital funding boost amidst challenging times for UK’s rural communities  

February 22, 2024

Today, The Royal Countryside Fund is delighted to announce an investment of £434,945 in rural community and farm support organisations across the UK.

The Royal Countryside Fund and Barbour team up to help Northumberland’s farmers boost biodiversity

February 14, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund and Barbour have joined forces to focus on improving biodiversity knowledge in agricultural practices across the county.