The Farming Community Network (FCN) is a voluntary organisation that supports farmers and families within the farming community through difficult times.
FCN runs a confidential national helpline and e-helpline, which is open every day of the year from 7am-11pm, and has approximately 400 volunteers located throughout England and Wales.
These volunteers provide free, confidential, pastoral and practical support to anyone who seeks help, regardless of whether the issue is personal, family or business-related.
The Addington Fund is a truly unique charity that helps farmers in severe financial difficulty.
We invest in property and let at a cheaper rate, providing homes for retiring farmers or farmers who have to leave their tenancy.
We also provide feed and forage to those who have insufficient supplies due to natural disaster, bad weather or even just a case of bad luck.
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution helps farming people of all ages who are on low incomes and have few savings.
Support includes one-off and regular grants, the provision of essential household and specialist equipment.
For working farmers, R.A.B.I may fund relief farm staff and training to increase off-farm income. For farmers/farmworkers and their dependants who are retired, or those no longer working due to long-term health conditions, we can pay towards care home, home-help and other costs.
RSABI supports people from Scottish agriculture emotionally, practically and financially in times of need.
Emotional support is available through our helpline, case officers and volunteers, all of whom are mental health first aid trained. We listen, keep people safe and access professional support when required. Our helpline is open from 7am to 11pm 365 days of the year and offers a call out service for the lonely and vulnerable.
RSABI can access practical support such as, but not limited to, welfare benefits, business reviews, debt signposting, counselling and mediation services.
"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