January boost of £240k for countryside communities

January 14, 2019

Eight rural communities across the UK are being given a helping hand by countryside charity, The Prince’s Countryside Fund who have announced over £240,000 of grant awards in their most recent round of funding.

New projects include funding to assist the communities of Criftins in Shropshire, Detling in Kent, and Lochcarron in the Scottish Highlands to run vital community services and improve local assets.

Projects that support the development of skills and help facilitate training for young people interested in a career in agriculture have been funded through Radnor YFC in Powys, Wales, and Southern Regional College in Newry, Ireland.

Three communities have also been supported through the Rural Four programme, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. This programme aims to tackle isolation in rural communities.

A project to renovate the village hall on Iona, and the development of affordable housing on the Isle of Mull have been supported, and Lurgashall in West Sussex have also been awarded a grant to support the refurbishment of their community run village shop.