Dunne encourages applications to fund which helped reopen Beckbury Community shop

Philip Dunne MP and local Shropshire Councillor Michael Wood have welcomed the reopening of Beckbury Community Shop, thanks to grant funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund opened on April 30th for community groups and charities to apply for grant funding of up to £50,000 from The Prince’s Countryside Fund, until June 14th 2018. The Fund is committed to supporting projects which will reinvigorate and sustain community networks, by providing services and amenities.

The community run Beckbury Shop, which received funding in 2017, reopened earlier this year. Since the Fund was set up by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 it has distributed more than £9 million to communities across the UK.

Mr Dunne said: “It was good to visit the reopened Beckbury Community Shop with local Shropshire Councillor Michael Wood, to see the impact the grant funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund has made.

I know there will be many eligible projects in South Shropshire for funding through this grant scheme, so I encourage charities and local community groups to apply before the 14th June deadline.”

For information or to make an application, please visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grants