Prince's Countryside Fund chosen for £100,000 donation to support rural and farming communties 'get back on their feet'

A rural charity has been chosen for a £100,000 cash boost to support its work helping communities through the pandemic.

The charity has been chosen for a £100,000 donation as part of a community aid package from Barclays.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund is one of 100 charities which will benefit from a £10m community relief programme set up by Barclays.

In April 2020, Barclays announced it would be providing the financial package to support charities that are helping people and communities most impacted by Covid-19. The programme is part of a wider £100m Community Aid Package

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which was founded by Prince Charles to help farming businesses and rural communities, was chosen by a selection committee for the £100,000 funding.

Chair of The Prince’s Countryside Fund Lord Curry said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded £100,000 by Barclays to distribute in grant funding to rural community organisations who are often at the forefront of responding to the needs of their locality.”

“The Prince’s Countryside Fund is committed to improving the quality of life, in every aspect, for all people living and working in our great British countryside to ensure our rural communities continue to thrive.”

Nigel Higgins, Barclays Group Chairman, said: “Covid-19 has created an unprecedented social and economic impact in the UK, with many sadly experiencing greater hardship due to the crisis.

“Incredible charities, such as The Prince’s Countryside Fund have been playing a vital role in the UK’s response to the pandemic, ensuring urgent help reaches those most in need of support.”