Village Survival Guide

The Prince’s Countryside fund has released its Village Survival Guide, a manual filled with tips and advice on how to build strong communities within villages.

This colourful guide is an entertaining collection of case histories, checklists and practical advice, which will enable those living in the countryside to utilise the talents available in their own communities, and benefit from the examples of many others to tackle some of their own challenges.

At GRCC one of our key aims is to support and strengthen communities and we believe that this guide will inspire people to make the first move.  To see how GRCC can help you please click here.

Available to buy in hard copy, or to download for free, the Village Survival Guide features contributions from more than 40 local groups across the UK, as well as from experts and organisations such as ACRE, the Plunkett Foundation, and Pub is the Hub.

Claire Saunders, Director of The Prince’s Countryside Fund said: “Over the past nine years, the Fund has distributed more than £10 million in grant funding, to hundreds of inspiring community groups and charities. We realised that what people had learned from these successful projects could help to inspire others to take the initiative and transform their local community; the projects run by these groups deliver essential services at a local level, often making up for shortfalls in other provisions.

The guide is available to purchase in hard copy or download for free from