Barbour has announced a new biodiversity project with The Royal Countryside Fund (RCF).

Founded by HM King Charles III in 2010 whilst he was The Prince of Wales, Barbour has been a supporter of the charity since 2010 and will fund a pilot project in the North East of England to run a workshop in Autumn 2023 for up to twenty small family livestock farms who wish to further develop their understanding on biodiversity and ensure their long term sustainability. 


The project has been created in response to the growing pressures in the agricultural industry in the UK to prioritise nature, increase biodiversity and enhance wildlife.  Over 80% of farmers surveyed by the RCF said that they wanted to do more to help and protect the environment thus ensuring they had more sustainable and viable businesses for the future but many lacked knowledge and expertise in this area.  The format of the workshop will be created and delivered by an expert consultant in this area chosen by the RCF and coordinated by a trusted partner of the RCF, responsible for farmer recruitment and communication.

 “We are delighted to be working with the RCF on this important initiative to ​support sustainable farming across the UK and upskill the RCF’s farming community.  As well as helping farmers to ensure a thriving environment on farms for generations to come, the project aligns with Barbour’s sustainability commitments to protect nature, reduce carbon, and encourage flourishing and prosperous communities.”


- Dame Margaret Barbour, Barbour Chairman