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We are open for rural grant applications!

September 8, 2023

Rural community organisations are being invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000 in the autumn round of our Supporting Rural Communities programme.

24 hours on North Ronaldsay

September 6, 2023

Our Executive Director, Keith Halstead has just spent 24 hours on North Ronaldsay in Orkney visiting three projects the RCF has supported through its Confident Rural Communities programme.

International Day of Charity

September 5, 2023

As we celebrate the #InternationalDayofCharity, your support can help us towards a more resilient, thriving countryside for everyone.

RCF Chair Heather Hancock joins Defra board

September 5, 2023

Defra has announced the appointment of Heather Hancock LVO DL as the lead non-executive board member of the departmental Board.

The Royal Countryside Fund transitions from The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund Group

September 4, 2023

After six years, The Royal Countryside Fund and our direct subsidiary Countryside Fund Trading Ltd have become independent of the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF) group.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust donates £60,000 to The Royal Countryside Fund 

August 31, 2023

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has announced its first round of donations for 2023—totalling more than £450,000 and giving support to 15 rural causes across the UK.

Executive Director meets rural community projects in East Anglia

August 21, 2023

Last week, our Executive Director, Keith Halstead made trips to Norfolk and Suffolk to meet with some of the projects there that we have recently funded through our grants programme.

Summer shows recap

August 7, 2023

We have had a wonderful summer filled with agricultural shows.

Farmers gather in Stranraer to discuss thriving in times of uncertainty 

August 2, 2023

The Royal Countryside Fund and Rural Support hosted a two-day event to bring farmers together with diversification high on the agenda.

Calor makes donation to The Royal Countryside Fund

July 27, 2023

On Wednesday 26th July, The Royal Countryside Fund was delighted to be awarded a donation by Calor at the Sandringham Flower Show.

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