Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

Prince's fund open for £50,000 grants

Funding is available for rural initiatives that benefit communities – such as projects involving village shops, pubs and the delivery of other important services.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 14:16

Britain's 50 best rural areas to live

The 50 local authority districts with the best quality of rural life have been revealed in a wide-ranging survey.

Sunday, 14 February 2016 21:36

MPs voice concern over Right-to-Buy

AN influential committee of MPs has expressed concerns over the government's Right-to-Buy plans.

Thursday, 14 January 2016 12:04

Right-to-buy 'could worsen housing crisis'

The lack of affordable rural homes could be exacerbated by government policies, rural business leaders have warned.

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 09:58

Residents have say on rural strategy

LOCAL residents in Surrey are being asked to help make rural services more resilient.

Sunday, 06 December 2015 19:33

New funding for community organisers

A £500,000 government fund aims to help community organisers mobilise local residents.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 18:19

Youngsters share £1.2m action fund

The government has awarded £1.2m to nine organisations working with youngsters in deprived or rural areas.

Friday, 20 November 2015 17:18

Grants available for rural Derbyshire

Grants of more than £2,500 are available for small businesses and community groups in Derbyshire.

LOCAL housing targets are being driven by over-ambition rather than need, claim campaigners.

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 20:12

Rural funding available in Cheshire

COMMUNITY groups can now apply for a rural support grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Monday, 02 November 2015 13:51

Village halls forum set to close

A national forum which represents volunteers who run village halls is to close after almost 35 years.

Monday, 02 November 2015 13:36

Rural homes are more expensive

RURAL homes are £43,490 more expensive than homes in urban areas, reveals the latest research.