Give the gift of Friendship

Give the gift of Friendship

A monthly gift of as little as £3 enables family farms to thrive and empowers rural communities right across the UK. Farmers, and those who live and work in the countryside, need your help. We’re asking people to become a Friend of the Countryside because there are people in real need in our rural areas. Like those who call Tir Dewi, a farm support network in Wales, who’ve benefitted from our grant programme.

Gareth, director of Tir Dewi, explains: “The pressure facing farmers can be huge. Simply having someone to talk to can be a lifeline. We also send volunteers on-farm and gradually work on the problems, not for the farmers but with them. Without us, there are several farms that would have failed. The concerns of farmer mental health – farmer breakdown, hospitalization and suicide – are grave. Working with The Royal Countryside Fund has made a significant difference; we simply wouldn’t be able to survive without them.”

Donate £3 a month and gift:
  • The quarterly Friends e-newsletter, and an e-copy of the annual RCF Journal.
  • Curated communications about our work with stories from those we are empowering to make change.
  • Invitations to join the RCF team at events and county shows.
Donate £8 a month to gift the above benefits and:
  • An RCF car sticker as a welcome gift.
Donate £15 a month to gift the above benefits and:
  • A luxury RCF pin badge to show your support as a welcome gift.

Lurgashall Village Shop

Our ambassador, Alan Titchmarsh visited Lurgashall Village Shop in Sussex, to find out how your money makes a real difference in our countryside.