Trusts and Foundations

We are grateful to have the support of many incredible trusts and foundations, who are supporting us in our mission to help 10,000 farming families across the UK. Without their contributions, we would be able to build confident rural communities or enable family farms to thrive through our many initiatives and programmes. We share an understanding that a thriving countryside is the foundation for a thriving nation. Together we are creating a real future for rural Britain.

If you are a trustee of, or have links to, a charitable trust or foundation which might be interested in supporting us, please get in touch with our Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer, Paige.

We are grateful to be receiving support from many trusts and foundations, including:

People’s Postcode Lottery

Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, funding from the Postcode Earth Trust underpins our wider environmental and sustainability work, contributing to our combined mission to support appreciation of the natural, creative, and built environment through activities that promote awareness and understanding. Find out more about what they do here.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

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The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust’s support plays a crucial role in advancing our grant-making initiatives, extending vital support to grassroots projects spanning diverse geographic regions. Their generous funding has also helped advance our annual Farm Resilience Programme. Read more about what the Trust does here. 

Ulster Garden Villages Ltd

Ulster Garden Villages’ support of our Farm Resilience Programme in Northern Ireland enables us to work with the local farm support group, Rural Support, to effectively oversee the programme, providing essential consistency and grounding the workshop content in local expertise. Find out more about what they do here. 

Betty Lawes Foundation

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The Betty Lawes Foundation is a long-standing supporter of The Royal Countryside Fund, providing unrestricted funding that enable us to carry out our activities across the UK, making a significant impact on rural communities and family farms nationwide. 

Scott (Eredine) Charitable Trust

The Scott (Eredine) Charitable Trust’s contribution helps fuel our Farm Resilience Programme, dedicated to assisting small-scale family farms in achieving financial and environmental sustainability, supporting us to advance our vision of a prosperous future for Rural Britain. 

Dickinson Family Trust

The Dickinson Family Trust is a valuable supporter of the work we do here at The Royal Countryside Fund, especially through our Farm Resilience Programme, helping us in our mission to support family farms and rural communities nationwide.

Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust’s continued support is instrumental in delivering our Farm Resilience Programme, providing essential support to farmers striving for sustainable and resilient agricultural practices. Find out more about the Trust here. 

Pebble Trust

The Pebble Trust’s support bolsters our mission to assist Scottish farmers through our Farm Resilience Programme, underpinning our efforts to promote sustainable farming practices and vibrant rural communities across Scotland. Read more about what the Trust does here. 

Normanby Charitable Trust

The Normanby Charitable Trust’s support is instrumental in progressing our goal of a real future for rural Britain, particularly in terms of cultivating thriving farms and communities and in acknowledging their crucial contribution to a sustainable countryside, benefiting our nation as a whole.

Our past funders include:

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