The Country Trust

The Country Trust

Charity information

The Country Trust

The Country Trust is a national educational charity dedicated to bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to access it, whether through disadvantage or disability. We aim to foster an understanding of farming, food and the countryside through hands-on experiences on real working farms and estates. We help children to learn and grow through day visits to real working farms, residential visits to the countryside and yearlong Food Discovery programmes.

Founded 1979

  • Mission statement

    To bring food, farming and the countryside alive for disadvantaged children, sharing knowledge, igniting curiosity and broadening horizons.

  • Aims

    The Country Trust aims to:

    • Farmers to share their love and passion for what they do
    • Children to have the opportunity to display new attitudes and behaviours, and develop positive relationships with adults
    • Children to gain the confidence to try new things, building a rich bank of experiences to draw on as vital building blocks in their personal development
    • Children to feel more at home in the countryside and more responsible for their own and the wider environment
    • More teachers to see the potential of the countryside as a learning resource and feel more confident to use it to enhance their teaching
  • Overview

    Established: June 1979

    Registered Charity Number: 1122103

    Board members: 8

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 1500

    Phone number: 01245 608363

    Address: Moulsham Mill, Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 7PX

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