Book your place at the National Rural Conference 2022

If your organisation is a member of the RSN through the SPARSE, Rural Assembly, RSP or RHCA you can book your free place at the National Rural Conference now and join rural specialists to debate key issues.  We have over 600 bookings already so book your place now!

The Rural Start-Up Fund

Forest Holidays, partners of The Prince’s Countryside Fund, are passionate about sustainable rural tourism

Ensuring resilient communities and a prosperous local economy means supporting the people living and working at the very heart of the rural sector

This is why Forest Holidays and The Prince’s Countryside Fund have teamed up to create The Rural Start-Up Fund, an exciting opportunity for rural businesses to receive financial support as they embark on a new business venture.

One of the biggest barriers to setting up a new business is the initial financial demand, and this, coupled with the challenges of working rurally, is why we are striving to support new entrepreneurs across the UK.

A total of £5,000 is available in the Rural Start-Up Fund in 2021 to be awarded to one winning business or shared between a number of rural start-ups. In addition, as part of the Rural Start-Up Fund, the successful applicant(s) will receive mentoring support from a relevant expert in the Forest Holidays team to further guide and support them.

If you are a rural entrepreneur who is embarking on a new business venture, you can apply for this fund here

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