APPLICATIONS are open from today for £50,000 towards projects in rural Denbighshire.

A spring round of funding totalling £300,000 from the Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) is open for grant applications until Thursday, February 21 2019.

Set up in 2010 by HRH The Prince of Wales, the charity aims to improve the prospects of rural communities and farm businesses, for up to three years, with more than £1 million in funding annually nationwide.

Claire Saunders, director of the PCF said: “The 550 projects put forward to our Recharging Rural research last summer demonstrated the extraordinary breadth of ideas that communities use to build their resilience, many of which are grant can support.”

The fund aims to support projects that sustain rural communities as well as improving the prospects for farm and rural businesses and helping them to plan for and recover from natural disasters such as flooding or animal disease to build resilience.

Ms Saunders added:“Our grants help to support a diverse range of projects often delivered by regional organisations, such as training vouchers for young farmers, equipment for abattoirs, overheads and staffing costs for farmer led networks, village shops and pubs, and development schemes for rural businesses. We give out more than £1 million in funding each year and are very keen to hear from projects of all types in our rural areas.”

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