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Disadvantaged children get farm visits boost thanks to landowners

Disadvantaged children get farm visits boost thanks to landowners

A national educational charity providing children from deprived areas with a chance to learn more about food, farming and the countryside has been awarded a grant from the CLA Charitable Trust to help further its work in Staffordshire. The Country Trust works with primary schools in urban and other areas of high deprivation bringing the […]

World-record breaking first for British hen charity

World-record breaking first for British hen charity

It was a special day for one clucky, lucky hen on 23rd January 2016 because she set a world record for hen welfare charity, the British Hen Welfare Trust. ‘Dee’, so-called because ‘D’ represents 500 in roman numerals, became the half a millionth hen to be saved from slaughter and re-homed as a family pet […]

£31k paid to flood victims in one month

£31k paid to flood victims in one month

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) has paid out £31,000 to flood victims in Cumbria since December 7. The 155-year-old farming welfare charity expects that figure to rise considerably in the coming months once people have taken stock of damage and how it affects future income. Applications from farming people affected by flooding or storm […]

Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group launched with funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund

Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group launched with funding from The Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund has announced £7,469 funding to a new collaborative initiative – the Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group. This group will assess the nature and scale of damage to farms and on farm diversified businesses following the floods earlier this month. The Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group is formed of the Farming Community […]

Agri.cycle announce support for farming and rural crafts scholarship schemes

Agri.cycle announce support for farming and rural crafts scholarship schemes

To celebrate 10 years since the launch of their company, Agri.cycle, the farm plastic waste recycling company are proud to announce their link ups with the scholarship schemes of the Worshipful Company of Farmers and QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust), a charity formed and supported by Royal Warrant Holders. Agri.cycle, based in Lincolnshire, who operate […]

Cash crisis at community farm may shut gates forever

Cash crisis at community farm may shut gates forever

A well-loved community farm that cares for dozens of rare animals is under threat of closure unless it can urgently find an immediate cash injection and a regular source of income and support. Bill Quay Community Farm needs to raise £50,000 by the end of August to ensure its survival and to feed and care […]

Globe-trotting students Master sustainable agriculture

Globe-trotting students Master sustainable agriculture

The Marshal Papworth Fund  has helped seven new students cross continents to begin their Masters Degrees at a number of leading UK universities. The students, who will be studying courses on food security, development, climate change, agriculture and land management, have spoken out about why they have chosen their subjects, how it will affect their […]

Warwickshire farmer helps University of Warwick tackle global food security

Warwickshire farmer helps University of Warwick tackle global food security

A trust set up by Elizabeth Creak, a leading Warwickshire farmer who was the first woman to be High Sheriff of Warwickshire, has announced that it has agreed to fund a Chair in Food Security at the University of Warwick’s  School of Life Sciences. The announcement has just been made by The Elizabeth Creak Charitable […]

Lloyds Bank Agriculture in new 3-year commitment to Prince’s Countryside Fund

Lloyds Bank Agriculture has announced its intention to commit substantial funding over the next three years to rural charity The Prince’s Countryside Fund. Set up by HRH The Prince of Wales, the Fund supports the multitude of organisations and individuals working to keep farmers in business and rural communities alive. Helen Aldis from the Fund’s […]

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