Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010, The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s vision is the only UK-wide charity that empowers family farms and rural communities to ensure their future. Over the past decade, The Prince’s Countryside Fund has invested more than £10 million to over 400 projects working across the UK which improve service provision in rural areas, support farming businesses and rural enterprises, and provide training opportunities for young people. We’ve supported nearly 1000 farming families to take charge of their business through The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, and working with our Farm Support Group Initiative, helped countless others to access local support when it’s needed most.
The countryside, what it does, what it produces and what it offers impacts on us all. The Prince’s Countryside Fund wishes to see a thriving countryside – a living, breathing, working place, so that it is there for everyone. In order to create a real future for rural Britain, we work in a number of ways:
"We support farming families and rural communities to create a real future for rural Britain – producing incredible food, looking after nature, and making our countryside so unbelievably special.
Farming CAN demonstrates what’s so wonderful about this industry, and we’re proud that our bespoke support for farmers plays a part in this"
“The Prince’s Countryside Fund is proud to support Farming Can. We believe in thriving family farms and rural communities who are recognised for their role in creating a sustainable future for the countryside and our whole nation – through providing the food we eat, caring for nature and the environment, and looking after the beautiful British countryside which we all enjoy so much.”
Keith Halstead, Executive Director