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The charity provides homes for farming families living in England and Wales who have to leave the industry, through no fault of their own, and by doing so will lose their home.

Their website is www.addingtonfund.org.uk 

Telephone: 01926 620135


FCN is a registered charity which offers pastoral and practical support to farming people and to the members of their family as they seek to resolve their problems and difficulties.  Calls will be answered in person from 7am to 11pm every day of the year.

Telephone: 03000 111 999

Herefordshire Rural Hub

Herefordshire Rural Hub is a business support organisation which is led by farm and rural businesses across Herefordshire.

Contact: Cathy Meredith
Contact number: 01432 870033
Website: Herefordshire Rural Hub


Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society

The Kenilworth and District Agricultural Society is a membership organisation which holds a series of social events throughout the year.  The Society also organises the Kenilworth Show which is held on the first Saturday of June on Car Park 1, Stoneleigh Park.

Website: Kenilworth Show

Prince’s Countryside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund gives grants to projects that help support the people who care for the countryside.

It is supported by a unique collaboration of businesses working together to secure a sustainable future for British agriculture and the wider rural economy.

So far the Fund has donated £3.87 million in grants, supported over 87 projects across the UK and helped more than 64,000 people since 2010.

Website: www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk


Supporting working farmers in Warwickshire
5 ways R.A.B.I could help you

R.A.B.I has been around since 1860 and is well established in the farming sector, providing help to those in financial difficulty. However, many people don’t realise how much help the charity provides to working farmers and farm workers. In 2015, R.A.B.I gave out £1.9 million in grants, and more than £270k went to working farmers to help them cope with such things as illness, flooding and animal disease. During 2015 we spent over £18,500 supporting beneficiaries in Warwickshire. In 2016 we’ve paid out over £11,000 (from January to June). That’s a 29% increase on the comparable period for last year.

People must have limited savings and be on a low income to qualify for help, but even if we can’t give a grant, we may be able to help in other ways or suggest someone else who can. If you know someone who is need of help call our free and confidential helpline.

Contact number: 0808 2819490

Website: Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

Royal Agricultural Society of England

The Royal Agricultural Society of England works to provide support for business and social welfare in rural communities, education, and through shows and events. The Royal Agricultural Society of England is also a supporter of the Warwickshire Rural Hub.

Contact: RASE
Contact number: 02476 696969
Email: info@rase.org.uk
Website: www.rase.org.uk

Severn Rivers Trust

The Severn Rivers Trust is an independent environmental charity established to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water bodies in the Severn catchment, and to advance the education of the public in the management of water and the wider environment.

Contact number: 07817 622919
Email: severnriverstrust@btconnect.com
Website: www.severnriverstrust.com

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust aims to protect and enhance wildlife, natural habitats and geology throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull, and to encourage a greater awareness, appreciation and participation in all aspects of nature conservation and the environment.  It manages 65 nature reserves spanning 800 hectares across Warwickshire.

Website: Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Warwickshire Rural Watch

Warwickshire Rural Watch is a free scheme to help combat rural crime in Warwickshire.  Sign up to receive incident alerts and news for your area and access crime prevention advice and information.

Website: Warwickshire Rural Watch

Warwickshire Young Farmers

Led by young people, for young people, Warwickshire Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs or WFYFC for short, is dedicated to members aged between 10 to 26. Young Farmers provides them with the opportunity to take part in a variety of competitions, learn new skills and to meet lifelong friends.  You don’t need to be involved in farming to be a Young Farmer – just someone who enjoys rural life and has a willingness to be involved.

Website: Warwickshire Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs

Email: office.wfyfc@gmail.com 

Tel: 02476 696588

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Contact Us

The Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC
c/o Pleasance Farm

Email: info@ruralhub.org.uk

Registration No: 7026157

Registered office: 23 West Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9SA

Hub Chairman

Henry Lucas
E: henrylucas76@gmail.com

Rural Hub Co-ordinator

Jane Hampson
E: info@ruralhub.org.uk

Tel: 07780 159291


Warwickshire Rural Hub CIC Directors

Henry Lucas (Hub Chairman)
Graham Collier (Hub Deputy Chairman)
Karen Ellis
Paul Rice
Carrie Robbins
Alexandra Robinson
James Walton



Hub Steering Group Members

Luke Ryder, NFU
Mark Dickin, Ellacotts Accountants
Susan Schlee, S2M Marketing
Tom Newbery, Highfield Farm
Alexandra Robinson, Wright Hassall LLP
Bob Slater, Slater Farm Management Services
Jef Tuyn, Agricultural Consultant
Matt Willmott, King's Seeds
Jon Slee, Abbey Farm


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