Funding for rural community action under threat

The rural communities network in England (including all the Rural Community Councils and ACRE) have been warned by government department DEFRA to plan for total withdrawal of funding by them.

In response, an official E-Petition has been launched, calling on DEFRA to reconsider, at “To pull (funding) now would fracture the Network, undermine years of investment and leave the most vulnerable in rural areas with nowhere to go.”