Farming Help

0845 367 9990

(7am - 11pm)

Confidential help for all in the farming community

Struggling to get by and not sure where to turn? Times can get hard for everyone but the good news is that farmers can reach three farming charities, with just ONE CALL

About the Farming Help charities

Addington Fund

Provides homes for farming families who have to leave their farm and by doing so will lose their home. In times of emergency, and where hardship prevails, Addington may be able to support a farm business through its Trustees' Discretionary Fund with a short term grant. In certain counties the Fund may be able to accommodate farm workers through its Affordable Rural Housing Scheme.

Visit the Addington Fund website

The Farming Community Network

A UK network of volunteers from the farming community and rural churches. FCN provides a Helpline and a visiting service to farming people and families who are facing difficulties. FCN's volunteers provide pastoral and practical support for as long as it is needed, helping people to find a positive way through their problems. Callers to the Helpline who need FCN support are put in touch with a local volunteer.

Visit the FCN website

R.A.B.I. (Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution)

A grant-making charity that provides confidential help to retired and working farming people in financial difficulty. Support covers all ages and is tailored to the individual, including one-off and regular grants, replacing essential household items, funding for disability equipment, care home fees, relief farm staff and training grants to help people develop skills to bring in off-farm income.

Visit the RABI website
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"A big thank you to the Addington Fund and R.A.B.I. for helping us with our housing and financial problems. One call made all the difference and gave us hope."

A farming family from Yorkshire

FAQs

Q. What support is available?

Each of the three charities works in a different way. Between us we can provide various forms of support, depending on the nature of the problem. Everyone's situation is unique and sometimes one charity is able to help on its own, whilst at other times we work together to provide a range of solutions. That's why Farming Help exists - a 'one stop shop' to make it easy to access help.

Q. How does Farming Help work?

The first step is to call the helpline number, which will be answered by someone from FCN. You will be guided to find the support you are looking for.

Q. Can anyone apply?

As long as you are, or have been, in farming and are suffering financial or emotional difficulties, one or all of the Farming Help charities may be able to help.

"I never realised what help was available until FCN listened to my problems and signposted me to the support I needed. I only wish I'd called sooner"

A farmer's wife from Devon

Tel: 01926 620135
Website: www.addingtonfund.org.uk
Reg charity no: 1097092

Tel: 0845 367 9990
Website: www.fcn.org.uk
Reg charity no: 1095919

Tel: 0300 303 7373
Website: www.rabi.org.uk
Reg charity no: 208858