The Royal Countryside Fund’s vision is of family farms and rural communities that fulfil their role in creating a sustainable future for the countryside and our whole nation. We are the only UK-wide charity that empowers family farms and rural communities to survive and thrive.
Too often, rural communities are without access to transport, jobs, housing, shops and community spaces. The Royal Countryside Fund powers community-led solutions through our grants and resources to ensure that they flourish – now and in the future.
Supporting Rural Communities is our flagship grant programme, awarding £500,000 each year to support projects that enhance the viability and sustainability of rural communities.
The Confident Rural Communities Network brings together the 300+ rural community organisations who have benefited from The Royal Countryside Fund’s grant programme since its inception in 2010.
British farming is facing relentless uncertainty, but The Royal Countryside Fund offers family farms access to immediate, local and practical support and a path to a sustainable future.
We believe in a thriving British countryside with farming families at its heart. Our Farm Resilience Programme offers free business skills training to family farmers across the UK.
The RCF works to support the life cycle of family farms through succession, progression and new entrants into farming, particularly young people in their early years as their business grows
Farm Support Groups are local organisations and charities working across the UK, supporting people working in agriculture and rural communities.
Farmers in need can access free, impartial and confidential support.
We are ready to help in a crisis.
We rely on your donations to support rural lives and keep British farming and village communities sustainable
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