Rural Communities & Farming

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The Prince’s Rural Action Programme engages businesses to make a positive difference in rural communities to help sustain our countryside. Our Goal is for every business to understand its impact on rural communities, to recognise what it can contribute, and put this into action.
Interim findings at the end of Year Two from our report into the culture change generated by Business Connectors on secondment into their communities with BITC.
Thousands of young farmers are learning how to stay safe at work thanks to the Farm Safety Foundation, established by NFU Mutual. Farming is Britain’s most hazardous industry; the charity wants to change that.
Local farmers are being encouraged to grow more apples and pears as part of H. Weston & Sons’ Grow Our Own project which aims to secure a sustainable high quality supply for the company's ciders.
Grassroots fundraising, local community engagement and volunteering in the countryside are being supported by a £45,000 micro sponsorship scheme set up by quality sausage maker debbie&andrew’s.
Recognising businesses that support rural communities to maintain a vibrant, sustainable and prosperous economy for the benefit of future generations.
At an event in central London today, attended by HRH Prince of Wales, Business in the Community has called on food and drink businesses to take steps to improve water quality and use as outlined in a new report.
A resource for professionals with an interest in water, ecosystems, agriculture and procurement in UK food and drink companies, explaining water management in operations and agricultural supply chains
The Prince's Countryside Fund has announced the release of £40,000 from its Emergency Fund to support rural communities and businesses affected by the devastating flooding affecting large parts of Northern England and Scotland.