Support for farmers

We know people can face a number of challenges in life. But they don’t have to be faced alone.

There may be times you need help, advice or support with problems, whether they be mental, physical or financial. That’s why we talk to a number of farming charities that offer help and support when you need it most.

The organisations listed below do a fantastic job in supporting the farming community and we encourage you to get in touch with them if ever you need advice or support. Asking for help is the first and most important step.

The FCN is the first port of call for pastoral and practical support for anyone in the farming community, with a particular focus on farmers and farming families. The helpline is available every day of the year, 7am to 11pm.

The RABI offers financial support to farming people of all ages facing hardship. Every application for support is treated on its own merit, working with compassion and discretion.

Support is offered on both a short-term and long-term basis, with many becoming ‘full beneficiaries’ of the charity, receiving ongoing payments.


The Addington Fund provides homes for farming families in England and Wales who have to leave the industry through no fault of their own. Hardship grants are also available, at the trustees’ discretion, in times of emergency.

The RSABI offers practical and financial support and friendship to more than 600 individuals and their families working on the land in Scotland.

Working with people from a wide range of occupations including farming, crofting and growing, the team works to support anyone who asks for help and is within their scope, in the strictest confidence.