The Prince’s Countryside Fund launches three-year strategy in Northern Ireland

November 25, 2021

Yesterday evening (24th November) we launched our new three-year strategy, and were delighted to welcome representatives from businesses in Northern Ireland at the Palace Demesne, Armagh.

L-R Oliver McAllister (Dale Farm), John McCollum (McDonald’s Franchisee), Janet McCollum (PCF), Terry Acheson (Foyle Food Group), Keith Halstead (PCF), Roger Wilson (Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council) and Trevor Lockhart (Fane Valley)

Kindly hosted by the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, and supported by Lanyon Group PR, the PCF introduced local businesses to their activity and ambitions to support more farming and rural communities across Northern Ireland and the UK.

Janet McCollum, Trustee of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “We were so thrilled to be joined by such an amazing group of businesses here in Northern Ireland’s food heartland. The Prince’s Countryside Fund has ambitions of supporting 10,000 farming families and investing over £500,000 in rural community projects and we’re excited to increase our support to those living and working in the Northern Irish countryside.

“We want to highlight the work we do locally with farming families and rural communities and look at how we can work collaboratively with business partners and charitable organisations. Together we can make a difference and help those who really need our support to create a sustainable future for our countryside.”

Our strategy launch in Northern Ireland

Video courtesy of Matt Mackey.