Sources of Support & Advice for Farmers
At this difficult time, it is critical that we all look for the support, help and advice we need. The following is a list the Society have collated of the key sources of information and help for our farmers local to Rutland.
If any farmer needs further help or advice, please contact the RAS Chairman – David Wood at email@example.com who will endeavour to put you in touch with an appropriate person or organisation.
Probably the best source of advice for farmers. At the moment the regional office in Uppingham is closed, but you can still contact them via 01572 824250 and the call will be redirected to an adviser. Alternatively, you can contact the regional adviser Harriet Ranson on 07771 626081.
A charity offering short and long term financial support. 0808 289490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Farming Community Network www.fcn.org.uk
Yana Project www.yanahelp.org
A charity offering mental health support for rural areas in certain counties (Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire) with a good website for general information. 0300 3230400 or email@example.com
Addington Fund www.addingtonfund.org.uk
A charity helping
to relocate those who have lost their farming home through no fault of their
01926 620135. Email- through the link on their website.
Farming Help www.farminghelp.co.uk
The Farming Help Charities: Addington Fund, Farming Community Network (FCN), Forage Aid, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I), and RSABI, supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund – are working together to support the Farming Community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 0300 111 999 - run by the Farming Community Network (FCN)
Forage Aid www.forageaid.org.uk
A charity run by a Lincolnshire farm to help livestock farmers who have been affected by adverse weather conditions. firstname.lastname@example.org or 07967 219991
Princes Countryside Fund www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/
This charitable organisation is not working with individuals or private farm businesses, but is providing emergency funding to farming and rural community support groups.
Government support www.gov.uk
There are a number of Government websites detailing the support for the farming community either in general or emergency funding. Further information and direction on Government support /advice should be available from your local county NFU officer or regional office. In addition you might wish to seek advice from your bank or local community or charitable organisations such as Citizens Advice Bureau.