Recharging Rural

In 2018, The Royal Countryside Fund wanted to understand how rural communities could be helped to be self-sufficient and viable, into 2030 and beyond. This was to assist the RCF to plan and deliver its future support to rural areas through grant programmes, advocacy or enabling delivery. Through this research, we hoped to identify case studies and examples of best practice, highlight key areas of opportunity for future policy consideration and make recommendations for rural communities to consider in order to ensure a resilient and sustainable future.

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Hallbankgate Hub

The 19th century co-operative shop in Hallbankgate, Cumbria, closed in 2015 – hear how residents saved their shop, and turned it in to so much more!

The Village Survival Guide

More than 500 community -led projects were recommended to us as a result of our Recharging Rural research. That’s why we published The Village Survival Guide to help communities to tackle a multitude of issues and make sure that their communities will thrive in the future.

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