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Revolutionising rural housing: The launch of a groundbreaking design guide

July 9, 2024

Our Executive Director, Keith Halstead, attended the launch of “A Design Guide: Building Tomorrow’s Rural Communities” during Rural Housing Week. The publication, officially endorsed by the Patron of the English Rural Housing Association, HRH The Princess Royal, aims to transform the approach to affordable housing in rural communities.

Celebrating Agricultural Excellence at the Royal Highland Show

July 2, 2024

This year at the Royal Highland Show, we proudly celebrated the achievements of Lanarkshire dairy farmers, Willie and Margaret Bryson, winners of The Royal Countryside Fund Family Farm award.

Field Note: Da Byw ‘24 – Sustainable Livestock Farming Conference in North Wales

June 28, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund's Executive Director, Keith Halstead reflects on our recent attendance and sponsorship of Da Byw in North Wales as we continue to increase our support for farming and rural communities across Wales.

Spotlight on: Our work in East Anglia

June 27, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) has been making strides in supporting agricultural initiatives across East Anglia, in particular in Norfolk and Suffolk. Through a variety of targeted programmes, the RCF is dedicated to empowering rural communities and encouraging economic resilience of farming businesses.

The Royal Countryside Fund appoints Chris Sparrow as a new trustee

June 11, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) is delighted to welcome Chris Sparrow MRICS as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.

Spotlight: Our work in Northumberland

May 27, 2024

We recently highlighted our activity in Northumberland at the Northumberland County Show, showcasing a range of life-changing programmes aimed at empowering farmers and rural communities.

Last year for farmers to claim free support to access Sustainable Farming Incentive from the RCF

May 21, 2024

Defra’s SFI announcement comes at an opportune time as The Royal Countryside Fund’s (RCF) Farm for the Future programme enters its final year providing free business and environmental support for farmers.

A royal garden party for rural community contributors

May 18, 2024

We were delighted to recently nominate some of our beneficiaries to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the terrific contributions they've made to their communities.

The Royal Countryside Fund welcomes government support for abattoirs

May 14, 2024

Following the government's second annual Farm to Fork Summit, The Royal Countryside Fund's Executive Director, Keith Halstead commented on the support announced for abattoirs.

The Royal Countryside Fund attends the Waitrose farming festival

May 10, 2024

The Royal Countryside Fund thoroughly enjoyed attending Waitrose’s annual farming conference at their Leckford Farm Estate this week.