At The Royal Countryside Fund, we want to make a positive difference through helping those who live and work in the countryside. Farming families are the stewards of what makes our countryside so unbelievably special. Our transformational business training, our practical workshops on the environment and our bespoke support for farmers are needed now more than ever.
We enable rural communities to become more self-sufficient and viable, particularly to encourage community-led solutions, which we have seen develop in abundance since the arrival of the pandemic. We aim to support the innovative ideas for improving community support services which have sprung up in hamlets, villages and small towns.
Through a series of surveys, interviews, and analysis ADAS’s evaluation found that the Farm Resilience Programme delivers significant economic, social, and environmental benefits for farmers.
Our vision is of family farms and rural communities that fulfil their role in creating a sustainable future for the countryside and our whole nation, and we are proud to be the only UK-wide charity that empowers family farms and rural communities to survive and thrive.
through our life-changing business training and bespoke support to ensure those farms can run as profitable and sustainable businesses
to make projects happen, particularly in hamlets, villages and small towns
through their life cycles of succession and progression, particularly young people and new entrants into farming with growing businesses
to ensure family farms can access locally available, practical help, and opportunities to work together across the UK
that wish to become more self-sufficient and viable, by focusing our support on community-led solutions, and illuminating their success so that others can follow
We draw upon our experience of working in the field; we listen to those we support and respond to their needs.
All of our work is through collective endeavour.
We encourage others to develop the tools and skills they need to improve and succeed. We seek to inspire all with whom we work.
We rely on your donations to support rural lives and keep British farming and village communities sustainable
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