The first day of National Countryside Week

July 29, 2019

It is officially the first day of National Countryside Week! On Wednesday we’re launching what we think this might be our most exciting publication yet - The Village Survival Guide!

The Village Survival Guide is a colourful manual that features case histories, checklists and practical advice, and is intended to help those living in the countryside to utilise the talents available in their own communities to tackle some of the social and economic barriers they face.

The Village Survival Guide follows on from the Fund’s 2018 research, which saw over 3000 people tell the charity about the challenges they faced living in rural areas, and how they were pulling together to overcome these

Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “We’re thrilled to be launching The Village Survival Guide. The 100-page handbook covers everything from how to set up a committee, to installing digital infrastructure, and where to go to get funding for your project. We hope that this is a really useful, empowering resource that makes it easier for people to put their ideas into practice.”