Prince’s Countryside Fund Opens for Autumn 2021 Round

Funding for innovative projects that will create a long-term difference in remote rural areas of the UK.

The PCF is offering two grant programmes during the early Autumn 2021 round:

  • Supporting Rural Communities offers grants of up to £25,000 over two years for community-led projects that are pursuing innovative and strategic solutions to the challenges facing their rural area and which and which will improve the long-term viability and resilience of their community and replicable for other rural communities too.
  • Project Village Survival offers grants of up to £10,000 over one year for projects that are addressing rural community resilience and ensuring their village’s future viability and “thrivability”. Projects should do one or more of the following:
    • Protect or boost community assets and enterprises.
    • Reinvigorate service provision.
    • Strengthen the sense of community, therefore tackling isolation in the countryside.

From 9 August to 15 September, PCF will be holding PCF grant application surgeries every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (14:00 to 15:00). All appointment will be 15 minutes long and need to be booked by sending an email to

The deadline for applications is midday on 17 September 2021.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)