RURAL community groups helping local counter the effects of isolation as the coronavirus lockdown continues are now being offered financial support from The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
The charity is inviting applications for emergency funding of up to £2500.
To be eligible, groups should either provide emergency relief to vulnerable or isolated individuals or support to farmers and farm businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic or be helping rural or farming communities to find ways of coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
A total of £100,000 total is available in this first round of funding with money potentially used to support rural foodbanks and food delivery services, cover volunteer and fuel costs for grocery and prescription delivery from rural community shops and hubs, and other costs associated with emergency support by farm and agricultural support groups.
Prince’s Countryside Fund director Claire Saunders said: “Charitable organisations assisting their rural communities face particular challenges in these difficult times. I am pleased that through the generosity of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, The Prince’s Countryside Fund is able to offer some support for those most affected.”
Applications close on Wednesday, April 15. To apply or find out more, visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grants