The Prince's Countryside Fund supports members of Brecknock YFC

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has awarded a grant to Brecknock Young Farmers' Club to enable them to offer training and skills sessions to young people looking to forgo a career in agriculture.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund awards grants twice a year to local, grassroots organisations, and since 2010 has distributed more than £9 million in funding. The Fund’s mission is to help ensure a vibrant rural economy with a thriving and resilient farming sector at its heart, and its grant programme is a major focus of activity to achieve this.

Brecknock YFC will support young people to access training and develop skills to pursue a career in the farming industry.

Mark Powell, Brecknock YFC County Chair said: “Brecknock YFC is delighted to receive funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund. As a rural youth organisation our members gain so many valuable life skills which can be used at home on the farm or in their agricultural businesses.  The money received will be used to further this skilled-based programme and we look forward to working with The Prince’s Countryside Fund and supporting our members.”

Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “We are delighted to be providing Brecknock YFC with this grant, which will support new entrants to agriculture to further their career. Providing access to training and qualifications can be instrumental in building strong future careers in food and farming.”

The Fund will be open for grant applications from April 30th to June 14th 2018. More details can be found at

Additional funding is available outside of this period for community projects aimed at reducing isolation in deprived rural areas through the Rural Four project funded by Players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Please contact The Prince’s Countryside Fund Grants Manager, Clare Crookenden, on for more information.

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