Improving Your Business

Improving Your Business

The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme

The Prince's Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme offers free business skills training to family dairy and livestock farms across the UK.

Up to 300 farms can join the programme each year and participate in a series of seven workshops which focus on different business skills to maximise profitability and resilience. Topics include business planning, understanding accounts and budgeting, and exploring new opportunities for your farm.

Alongside this every farm receives one-to-one on farm support to take part in a Business Health Check Tool to look at their strengths and weaknesses and benchmark costs against similar farms.

The programme brings together like-minded farms in local groups, and gives families the tools to evaluate their viability and long-term sustainability enabling them to make informed business decisions on their future direction.

If you would like to take part in The Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme in 2020/2021, please email

Also see The Rural Start-Up Fund, an opportunity for rural businesses to receive financial support as they embark on a new business venture. Full details are available here.