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 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

Farming Community Network 

A charity offering personal and business help. 0300 011 1999 or  Facebook

Yana Project

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

Addington Fund

A charity helping to relocate those who have lost their farming home through no fault of their own. 
01926 620135. Email- through the link on their website.

Farming Help

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

A charity run by a Lincolnshire farm to help livestock farmers who have been affected by adverse weather conditions. or 07967 219991

Princes Countryside Fund

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

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

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