Farm Support Groups Initiative

The Farm Support Groups Initiative aims to help enable family farms to thrive. It is our ambition to ensure family farms can access locally available, practical help, and opportunities to work together, across England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. In doing so, the RCF will provide support and funding to Farm Support Groups so that they are prepared to provide local support to their farming communities.

We are a community of UK-wide groups supporting people working in agriculture and rural communities – working together to further knowledge of agriculture and rural matters, share experiences and resources. We seek to address issues around health and wellbeing and promote sustainable economic, social and community development.

Farm Support Groups Initiative mission statement

Farm Support Group Inititiative membership criteria

Full member

Farm Support Groups with annual running costs of under £500,000 can apply to become a full member of the FSGI. 

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Associate member

Farm Support Groups with annual running costs of over £500,000 can apply to become an associate member of the FSGI.

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If you have any questions, please contact our Farm Support Group Coordinator, Isobelle.