The Farming Community Network

The Farming Community Network

Charity information

The Farming Community Network

FCN offers practical and pastoral support to farmers and their family at times of stress and difficulty. We have a network of 320 volunteers throughout England and Wales and a telephone Helpline.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    The Objects of the Charity are the relief of hardship and distress by supporting and guiding people living and working in the agricultural, horticultural and related communities through periods of anxiety, stress and related problems.
    The national confidential Helpline, staffed by a team of volunteers,is open from 7. 00am until 11. 00pm every day of the year; when appropriate, callers are offered a visit from an FCN volunteer by referral through the co-ordinator local to the caller.
    The Charity has a clear Christian ethos which is inherent within its foundation. All services are made available to those in need from all faiths or none in a non-judgemental, non-proselytising but supportive way.
    FCN has memoranda of understanding with the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and the Addington Fund to ensure that the specialist remits of each charity are fully recognised, cross referrals can flow easily, joint funding proposals to national bodies can be co-ordinated and clients are exposed to a seamless service of support.

  • Aims

    The Farming Community Network aims to:

    • To provide practical and pastoral support to farmers and farming families at times of stress and difficulty. FCN operates a telephone Helpline seven days a week and has a network of 320 volunteers
  • Overview

    Established: June 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1095919

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 9

    Volunteers: 320

    Phone number: 01788 510866

    Address: Manor Farm, West Haddon, Northampton. NN6 7AQ

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