How we’re helping rural communities join together and fight back

Across England, ACRE Network members are working with voluntary groups to help them overcome the challenges of Covid-19 and the restrictions that have been put in place by government to stop the spread of the virus.


Coronavirus has caused massive disruption to rural communities. Residents living in the countryside, like people living in towns and cities, have had to stay at home, distance themselves from family and friends whilst jobs and livelihoods have been severely affected too.

We know however, that rural communities have their own unique vulnerabilities and strengths which have come to the fore during the pandemic.