East Devon rural projects invited to apply for countryside fund to help Covid-hit communities ‘survive and thrive’

Rural projects in East Devon are invited to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Applications close at noon on November 3, 2020, but if a large number of eligible applications are received the fund could close earlier.

Community focused not-for-profit organsiations are invited to apply for a year of grant funding, for projects to be completed by March 31, 2022.

The fund is made possible thanks to the Prince’s Countryside Fund and People’s Postcode Lottery.

Keith Halstead, The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) executive director, said: “Rural community resilience means different things to different communities, but the projects we are looking to support will allow the community to survive and thrive, especially when facing a situation which affects every day rural life.”

During the Covid-19 pandemic the PCF awarded more than £120,000 to 62 rural communities working to tackle the impact of the pandemic locally.

The latest grants round is being aimed at projects keen to continue this work.

In Devon, a grant was awarded to Cheriton Fitzpaine Community Shop who amid the coronavirus lockdown organised free deliveries for those self-isolating.

Find out more and how to apply, here.

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