Record sales and a new look for UK’s largest organic supermarket brand - Waitrose has revealed its organic range, Waitrose Duchy Organic, has generated over £30m for The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, since the brand was licensed exclusively to Waitrose just over a decade ago.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF), a subsidiary of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF) is opening for grant applications of up to £10,000 on Tuesday 2nd February thanks to support from Barclays.
In April 2020, Barclays announced a £100m Community Aid Package to support charities that are helping people and communities most impacted by Covid-19. £10m of this funding has been donated through their 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Programme, with the PCF being one of 100 UK charities each receiving a donation of £100,000, allowing their important work to continue.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) has awarded over £200,000 of grant funding to 27 community-led projects across the UK, which are working to create resilient rural communities. Since 2010, PCF a subsidiary of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund, has distributed over £10 million in funding to nearly 400 projects.
Emma Billings and her family farm near Louth in Lincolnshire took part in The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme (PFRP), run by The Prince’s Countryside Fund, in 2018. The Prince’s Countryside Fund which is part of The Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund, was established by The Prince of Wales in 2010 and exists to improve the prospects of family farm businesses and the quality of rural life.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s highly successful initiative, The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme, is open for family farm businesses from across the UK to sign up. Registration opens from September 7th until October 31st, 2020, but workshops will take place when local social distancing regulations allow.
The countryside is a vital natural asset and its contribution to our everyday life cannot be underestimated. The Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund support the rural economy, raise awareness and celebrate the values of the countryside.