We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Kenneth Aphunezi Olisa OBE to the board. Sir Kenneth was appointed by The Prince of Wales at the Trustees meeting in December 2021. This appointment further strengthens the PWCF board, provide diverse skills and additional expertise required to deliver our mission.
We have recently received recognition for our role in the reintroduction of the Large blue butterfly at Rodborough Common. As a key funder of the Royal Entomological Society's project, we are delighted to deliver our mission through this vital work and highlight our commitment to supporting and improving the environment. We are grateful to Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Gloucestershire for the award.
In October, our small grants programme awarded over £80,000 to 34 not-for-profit organisations. PWCF is working to transform lives and build sustainable communities across the UK and the Commonwealth.
2,650 trees were planted at Airedale Hospital in West Yorkshire as part of the Edible Airedale project. Trees for Cities is working to green urban spaces across the UK, and encourages #GenerationTree to grow. PWCF supported the Edible Airedale project through a major grant to Trees for Cities in 2019.
We are delighted to reopen our small grant programme for applications from UK registered not-for-profit organisations. We are interested in considering funding applications for projects that would benefit a diverse group or community. We are also keen to support projects in deprived communities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF), a subsidiary of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF), is delighted to share the release of a new guide, designed to help farmers understand and talk about climate change.
The guide, ‘A-Zero: A farmer’s guide to breaking free from environmental jargon’ was launched on the 15th July at the Great Yorkshire Show by His Royal Highness in his role as patron of the Prince’s Countryside Fund.