We understand that anyone can get into financial difficulty through no fault of their own. Extreme weather, illness, accidents, animal disease, family breakdown, bereavement and cash flow problems are just some of the reasons why people approach us for help.
As a welfare charity focused on supporting families, it’s people we care about. We strive to help farmers and farmworkers of all ages, including those still working as well as others who have retired through age, illness or disability. We'll also support dependants.
People with limited savings, who are on a low income, usually qualify for help, but even if we cannot give a grant we may be able to assist in other ways. For example, with food vouchers or advice about claiming state benefits.
How to apply for help
Call our Freephone Helpline: 0808 281 9490. You'll speak to a member of our dedicated welfare team and confidentiality is assured - we won't disclose any information to third parties without your explicit permission.
Once you've made contact, it's likely that we'll arrange for one of our regional welfare officers to visit you. They understand farming, its complexities and its challenges. They'll sit down with you to discuss what you need and prepare a way forward.
You can also contact us on someone’s behalf - tell us if you wish to remain anonymous. We'll send a letter to that person to offer them help.
Our grants committee meets every 6 - 8 weeks to look at applications for help but, in emergencies, the process can be fast-tracked and payments made more quickly.