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 donations and grants to charitable initiatives connected with agriculture, the countryside and the insurance industry.
The generous award of £5,000 from The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust allowed Forage Aid to launch its new-look website in November 2020.
“Forage Aid is extremely grateful to the support from NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, which has allowed us to launch a more professional, interactive and user-friendly website,” said Forage Aid Trustee Rebecca Horsington. “The website is the main interface for the charity, and this will enable us to more effectively engage with greater numbers of beneficiaries and donors. Through replacing lost fodder or bedding free of charge via donations collected through the new website Forage Aid will be able to help even more farmers avoid stress, poverty and hardship, which directly addresses one of the main aims of NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.”
The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust was set up in 1998, to promote and support charities in the United Kingdom working in agriculture, rural development and insurance.
Since then it has made a positive difference to education, research, social welfare and poverty relief in communities across the UK. In the last ten years alone The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust has donated almost £3m to fund education and social welfare projects, including supporting vital services during the Covid-19 crisis. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust made donations totalling £739,000 across several national organisations in addition to Forage Aid, including the Addington Fund, The Farming Community Network, the National Emergencies Trust: Coronavirus Appeal, The Prince’s Countryside Fund, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI), RSABI, Rural Support and Samaritans.
The money will allow the charities to continue to provide crucial support services, such as freephone telephone helplines, e-counselling, signposting and outreach and one-off grants to support individuals and families.