We have put together an alphabetical list of useful webpages of organisations which support rural churches in mission. Click on the links which are highlighted in blue. Most of these work ecumenically. Scroll down further for secular organisations working in agriculture and rural welfare. We hope this page will develop into a one-stop-shop for those seeking to find help for mission in the UK countryside. Please email us if you have more ideas which you would like us to add:
NATIONAL RESOURCING FOR RURAL CHURCHES
LINKS TO RURAL & AGRICULTURAL SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS IN SUFFOLK AND BEYOND
Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution – RABI – is a national charity providing local support to the farming community across England and Wales, including guidance, financial support and practical care to farming people of all ages for generations. Confidential support is available to those who currently work within agriculture and also to those who are no longer able to work in the sector due to ill-health, accident or age. Support is tailored to each applicant and initial advice can be accessed via the RABI freephone helpline 0800 188 4444
Royal Countryside Fund (Previously the Price's Countryside Fund) is inspired by a vision, of thriving family farms and rural communities, encouraged and recognised for their role in creating a sustainable future for the countryside and the whole nation. They are the only UK-wide charity empowering family farms and rural communities to ensure their future.
Focusses on issues of rural life and farming relevant to the work of the Church of England in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. To receive this newsletter monthly, directly to your inbox, email Brian Chester - firstname.lastname@example.org