Support charities

To most people involved in UK farming and food it’s a lifetime commitment, a vocation . . . but it’s also a business and the agrifood business is a particularly tough one with the inevitable peaks and troughs of any business cycle The UK farming and food community can sometimes face extreme financial hardship, threatening livelihoods and housing, ruining health, tearing families apart Fortunately there are charitable institutions set up to provide help . . . financial assistance, counselling, housing. And, provided your hardship is as a result of activity in UK farming and food, this AFCP website may be able to help The process . . . simple! Below are a few of the charities available to help.
RSABI

RSABI
The Rural Centre, West Mains of Ingliston, Newbridge
Midlothian
EH28 8LT

Contact Nina Clancy
Tel 0131 472 4166
Fax 0131 472 4156

Web:  www.rsabi.org.uk
E-mail: nina.clancy@rsabi.org.uk

Scottish Charity No. SC009828

RSABI (formerly The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution) is the Scottish charity dedicated to the relief of hardship and poverty among people who have depended on the land.  Anyone who has worked in agriculture, forestry, horticulture game-keeping and rural estate work may be eligible, as well as their dependants.  Assistance can be given in the form of crisis grants, annual payments or in kind, depending on circumstances. The charity now also operates a confidential listening service entitled “GATEPOST”.

Farm Crisis Network

Farm Crisis Network
Manor Farm, West Haddon, Northampton, NN6 7AQ

Contact: Sarah Brown
Tel: Helpline 0845 367 9990
Fax: 01788 511026

Web: www.farmcrisisnetwork.org.uk
email: mail@fcn.org.uk

FCN, a network of volunteers, provides a national helpline and visiting service to farming people facing difficulties. Pastoral and practical support is given for as long as it is needed, helping people to find a positive way forward through their problems.

Addington Fund

Addington Fund
9 Barford Exchange, Wellesbourne Road,
Barford, Warwick, CV35 8AQ

Contact: Sue Burgess
Tel: 01926 620135
Fax: 01926 624149

Web: www.addingtonfund.org.uk
email: enquiries@addingtonfund.org.uk

The Addington Fund is a registered charity that helps farming families. Its main work is the Strategic Rural Housing Scheme. It buys houses specifically for those who lose their home as a result of leaving their farm and cannot finance a house on the open market. In exceptional circumstances its Trustees' Discretionary Fund may be able to help with cash grants for unforseen business costs in cases of financial hardship.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

RABI
Shaw House, 27 West Way, Oxford, OX2 0QH

Contact: Trish Pickford
Tel: 01865 724931
Fax: 01865 202025
Helpline: 0300 303 7373

Web: www.rabi.org.uk
email: grants@rabi.org.uk

RABI provides financial and practical help to members of the farming community who are facing hardship. RABI supports elderly people and those of any age who are disabled, with regular grants or one-off payments for special items that they are unable to afford themselves