Farming Community Network


The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation and charity that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times. We have a network of over 400 volunteers across England and Wales, many of whom are involved in farming, or have close links with agriculture, and therefore have a great understanding of the issues farm workers and farming families regularly face.



The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution is a welfare charity which changes lives for the better.

We offer financial support to farming people in hardship of all ages. We treat every application for support on its own merits, working with compassion and discretion.

To qualify for long-term financial support, applicants must normally be 65 or over and
have worked in farming for at least 10 years. Dependants can also qualify for assistance. The trustees retain the discretion to help people at all times.

We provide short-term and long-term support to people and many become ‘full beneficiaries’ of the charity, receiving ongoing regular payments.

Every case is different and the help we offer is wide ranging.

Farm Safety Foundation

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Our focus is on preparing the next generation of farmers to be responsible, confident and safe farmers of the future and our ambition is clear – to find a way to stop farmers having life-changing accidents and dying at work.

We’re funding training at colleges throughout the UK to highlight the risks involved in farming and offer practical solutions to addressing these risks. We are also researching the attitudes to farm safety to discover how to challenge and change this risk-taking behaviour. And we’re sharing the work and advice of our farm safety partners.

We’ve already made progress in understanding the issue. Now, we’re reaching further and doing more than ever before.

The Foundation has four strands of activity based around creating relationships via face-to-face activity.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society


The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was founded in 1837 to help improve and promote agriculture in the region.

Educating future generations is an important part of the Society’s work, as is encouraging and supporting the agricultural community.  Our educational programme of activities include free courses for teacherslearning activity sheetsFarmhouse BreakfastCountryside DaysCareers in FocusGreat Yorkshire Show Discovery Zone and veg/fruit box competitions.


We offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
Find out why our service works and what you can expect when contacting us.
If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, hear from others about how we’ve helped them. Please don’t suffer alone.

Macmillan Cancer Support


We take the time to understand you as a person, so that we can provide the support, tools and inspiration you need to find your best way through. We do it like this because we understand everyone’s cancer journey is unique.

British Red Cross

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We help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world, get the support they need if crisis strikes.

Hire a Wheelchair
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Get Help with Loneliness
Help with Money Problems
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