Countryside Alliance is a national political campaigning not for profit organisation, well known for our high-profile campaigning work on rural issues. Anything but a single-issue organisation, we publicise the economic, social and environmental contribution the countryside makes to the national economy and quality of life.
Our aim is to promote understanding and acceptance of the rural way of life and its activities in a managed landscape and to protect them from bias, misinformation and over regulation. Our campaigns stretch across rural sports, wildlife management, crime, digital communications and rural communities to name a few. With around 100,000 members and supporters we promote and protect rural life by lobbying Parliament, increasing awareness in the national and local media and getting involved with rural communities.
With an annual operating budget of £4m we earn two thirds of our income from membership subscriptions and the remainder from fundraising, donations and commercial income.
The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF)
The Countryside Alliance Foundation is a registered charity which aims to help adults and children alike make the most of the incredible remedial and educational benefits of being involved in the natural environment. By introducing people to the delights of rural Britain we hope to inspire them to become passionate about the countryside whilst helping to protect the natural environment.
TCAF’s current projects are Fishing for Schools and Falconry for Schools, helping school children (particularly disadvantaged and SEN children) re-engage with learning and the environment, and Casting for Recovery, providing outdoor therapy for woman recovering from breast cancer.
TCAF works closely with the Countryside Alliance but is an independent charity. Its activities are financed wholly by donations, grants and fund raising with an operating budget of £350k.