Rural Four funding boost for seven rural communities

October 30, 2018

The Prince's Countryside Fund has announced £146,000 of grant funding to seven grassroots projects across the UK.

As part of the Fund’s Rural Four project, supported by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, communities with projects to tackle rural isolation were invited to apply for grants of up to £25,000.

Announcing the grant recipients, Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “The support we receive from People’s Postcode Lottery is pivotal in allowing the Fund to help community-led projects tackling serious issues such as isolation.

“Our recent Recharging Rural research emphasised how life-changing places such as village shops and pubs can be, and the serious need for better transport links in remote rural areas. We are delighted to be able to support these seven new projects, based all around the UK.”

The successful communities in our most recent round of funding were:

Bell View, Northumberland
Bledington and Foscot Community Shop, Gloucestershire
Creaton Community Benefit Society, Northamptonshire
Cilcain Community Shop, Wales
Dunshalt Community Shop, Scotland
Moorsbus, North Yorkshire
The Wester Loch Ewe Trust, Scotland