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Farmers Helping Farmers

Are you a UK farmer who needs help because your animals are suffering in the aftermath of extreme weather or an Act of God? Or do you want to offer help to these farmers through our charity?

We help farmers whose feed supply has been disrupted by extreme weather or an Act of God by sourcing and distributing feed and bedding with the help of donations from the farming community.

The charity was set up by farmers themselves in 2013 to help farms in parts of the UK that had been hit by heavy snow and were struggling to feed their livestock. Since then Forage Aid has helped over 150 farms across the UK by sourcing and coordinating more than £850,000 worth of goods and services donated by fellow farmers, businesses and other charities.

Who do we help?

Forage Aid supports UK farmers (with a Defra holding number) who face a clear and present risk of the livestock suffering due to extreme weather or an Act of God. We have helped people such as Geoff and Michael:

 

I had to move 88 cattle as the whole farm was completely under water. Forage Aid gave me access to silage, hay and straw, donated by farmers from all over the country. I can’t imagine how I would have managed without them. Geoff, Somerset

 

All my fodder had been washed away. Forage Aid sourced 300 bales from other people and got them delivered to me – I’m so grateful to everyone who helped us. Michael, Derbyshire

 

Read more case studies here, read more about Forage Aid here or apply for help here. Please note that we are a small charity and unable to assist with financial hardship cases.

Want to donate?

We welcome help and donations in many forms, from physical donations of feed or bedding during crises to monetary donations – and there are many other ways you can get involved. Some examples of help we have received include:

I was watching the news and saw the flooding of the Somerset Levels getting worse. It was awful, and I wanted to help. I had no forage to donate but thought: I can do something. I can donate my time and my machines. Philip, Yorkshire

 

Submit donations here or get involved in some other way

Latest News

"Forage Aid helped me through a very tough time."

Doug Barningham lives with his wife Nicola and three children in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire, on a farm that’s been in his family for at least three generations. Following terrible flooding in July and August 2019 Forage Aid helped them along the long road towards getting the farm back on its feet. What lead to you […]

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New website launched thanks to The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

Forage Aid has launched a new website to help the charity reach even more beneficiaries and doners, thanks to funding from the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is dedicated to promoting and supporting UK charities working in agriculture, rural development and insurance. It works towards doing this by making one off […]

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Plaques sent as 'thank you' to partners

Forage Aid has sent plaques to three businesses who have worked with Forage Aid in the last 12 months to thank them for their support. JCB Agriculture, Bailey Trailers and Map of Ag each received the plaques as a recognition of their invaluable contributions towards helping Forage Aid support farmers in times of crisis. JCB […]

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