We proudly support The Prince’s Countryside Fund which provides funding towards projects operating in Great Britain that clearly contribute towards the long term positive effect on rural communities.  The Fund helps those that live and work there to sustain the countryside, by tackling key rural issues.

Their grants have to result in things that relate directly to:

• Improve the viability of British farming targeting the areas of greatest need
• Improve the sustainability of rural communities targeting the areas of greatest need
• Reconnect people with the countryside.

Projects range from apprenticeships for budding hill farmers, training for young people to gain employment in the rural economy, community transport schemes in isolated rural areas and projects to educate schoolchildren about where their food comes from and why the countryside matters. All the projects focus on supporting the people who care for our countryside and make it tick.

(Humans) are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealised purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west and shout of freedom.
- D.H Lawrence