Inner city farm’s role in Prince’s rural crusade

Bradford will be among the destinations for a series of Prince Charles-backed events aimed at reconnecting the public with the countryside.

In National Countryside Week, starting on July 22, The Prince’s Countryside Fund will be celebrating everything that is special about the British countryside and trying to reconnect people across the country with the great outdoors.

This will include a Prism Youth Project at Bradford inner city farm in Girlington.

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This year, projects supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund will be opening their doors to the public with open days taking place across the country. You could learn about dry stone walling and sheep dog handling, attend a wild food feast, or learn how your community could set up a village shop.

National Countryside Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of the countryside to the UK and recognise the people and organisations working relentlessly to maintain and promote rural Britain.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund champions the countryside and gives grants to projects and organisations that are helping the people who care for our countryside.

For an up-to-date list of events in your region check www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk. The Prince’s Countryside Fund was set up in July 2010 by Business in the Community and is the brainchild of The Prince of Wales who has a long-held commitment to supporting Britain’s hard pressed rural areas.

So far it has given over £2.1m in grants distributed to over 60 projects across the country.