The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF) is reopening its Supporting Rural Communities programme for applications on September 8, 2023. The programme was launched in 2010 to help remote and disadvantaged rural communities address challenges and build a more sustainable future.

The Supporting Rural Communities programme is one of the RCF’s flagship grant programmes and has supported over 480 rural community-led projects to date. Each year, the fund awards a total of £500,000 to community groups, charities, and social enterprises that are working to improve the lives of people in rural communities. Grants of up to £25,000 are available.

To be eligible for funding, organizations must be constituted, not-for-profit, and community-led, with an annual turnover of less than £500,000.

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