Arthur Rank Centre

Arthur Rank Centre

Charity information

Arthur Rank Centre

The Arthur Rank Centre looks after people and churches in the countryside. We help rural communities through desperate times (like the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001) and daily problems (of poverty, isolation, diminishing services), with practical support such as emergency payments and our telephone helpline; and with pastoral care, prayers and the work of our rural officers. We help the church to continue its important role in combating social problems in modern rural life. We also directly challenge these problems with many successful projects, here are a few of them:
• National Care Farming Initiative (promotion of the use of farms and agricultural landscapes for the provision of physical, mental and social care)
• Church Rural Group (bringing together the various faith groups in rural areas to work together)
• Arthur Rank Training (providing disadvantaged urban and rural young people with skills for the workplace)
• Rural Stress Helpline (confidential listening service for rural people in distress)
The ARC is a small charity, passionate about the work we do, and we welcome everyone who wishes to become involved in our work caring for rural people through the Christian faith.

Founded 1973

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