The Princes Countryside Fund’s Rural Four - Catalyst, Collaborate, Create and Champion

Status:  Open to applications


Up to 10 grants are available each year to not-for-profit organisations for rural community projects in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver and reinvigorate community assets and services that will support change within the community.

Maximum Value: £ 25,000

Value Notes

Up to 10 grants of £25,000 will be awarded annually.

Extended Description

Funded by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Rural Four is a dedicated programme of support for community projects in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Princes Countryside Fund is working with its partners including Scottish Business in the Community, Plunkett Foundation and Pub is the Hub, using their networks as a catalyst for community engagement. Support and guidance is provided to communities to collaborate and learn from others to build plans for projects that reinvigorate or restore vital assets. Funding is then provided to those that meet the programme’s eligibility criteria in order to support the community to create change.

The project seeks to reach out and engage with up to 10 rural communities annually to help deliver and reinvigorate community assets and services.

Latest Information


Applications can be made at any time.

Key Criteria

Applications will be accepted from charities, Community Benefit Societies, Community Interest Companies, Companies limited by guarantee, not for profit organisations, social enterprises and Unincorporated associations with proven success of the community working together and a governance structure in place.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is intended to support the overall aims of the Rural Four project to:

  • Reinvigorate community networks by assisting with rebuilding community assets.
  • Improve the health and well-being of 200 socially isolated people through providing access to improved community assets and a network of support.
  • Create a lasting legacy of support and community spirit in the areas supported.

There is a particular focus on tackling isolation and improving the health and wellbeing of people living in sparsely populated areas.

Application Procedure

The online application form is available on the Princes Countryside Fund website and can be accessed upon registration.

Contact the Princes Countryside Fund for further information.

Addresses and contacts

Application forms may be available to download their website.
Contact details:
Sophie Middleton
Prince's Countryside Fund 
137 Shepherdess Walk 
N1 7RQ
020 7566 6615