Showcasing inspiring projects that are helping rural communities become more resilient

Whilst Coronavirus presents a significant long-term threat to the health and vitality of rural communities, we are keen to shine a light on the many ways rural residents are coming together and helping each other at this time of crisis.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the suffering and disruption that Covid-19 has introduced to our lives. However, from the get go, we knew that rural communities were well placed in some respects to rise to this new challenge because of their rich heritage of self-reliance and entrepreneurship.

To balance out the bad news and to celebrate the many strengths of rural communities, we have sought to shine a spotlight on some of the inspiring stories where people have risen to the challenge of coronavirus by taking action to help vulnerable neighbours and generally keep things together.