Recent Initiatives

Supporting community projects and services

The Trust provides charities with grants to support the running costs of various projects and services.

In the last ten years The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has donated almost £3m to fund education and social welfare projects in towns and villages across the UK.

Here are some examples of who we're helping right now:

Providing opportunities for 30,000 young people

Young farmers’ clubs are one of the UK’s largest rural youth organisations with clubs across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Young people growing up in the countryside often feel isolated or left behind. The YFCs provide a range of educational, social and development opportunities so that 10 to 26-year-olds from rural communities can broaden their horizons and grow their self-esteem. We’re happy to support their good work.


Introducing a different way of life

Many children from urban areas have never visited the countryside. Farms for City Children gives these young people the opportunity to live and work on a real farm for a week. Last year we helped the charity welcome around 3,000 pupils from across the UK to a world they’d never experienced before.


Helping rural families out of hardship

Farming can be an unpredictable profession that often doesn’t allow those inside it to financially prepare for later life. Farming Help is the umbrella organisation for four charities that help farming families avoid, or deal with, financial need. The charities provide support in a number of ways, from pastoral care and business advice to short and long-term grants, affordable housing, and even training to help develop skills that can bring in an income that doesn’t rely on the farm. Last year the charities collaborated to help more than 3,000 families across the UK.