The Addington Fund

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About the work of the Addington Fund

The Addington Fund provides homes for farming families living in England and Wales who have to leave the industry and by doing so will lose their home, and also offers emergency grants in times of hardship.

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Do you need help?

Do you have to leave your farm but have nowhere suitable to live?  Our Strategic Rural Housing Scheme may be able to help.

Are you experiencing financial diffulties as a result of unforeseen circumstances?  See our Trustees’ Discretionary Fund.

Do you want to learn more about our affordable housing for rural people?  See what the Fund has achieved in Cornwall. Trevorva Affordable Rural Housing

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How you can help

The Fund’s work is dependent on the generosity and support of many people and organisations.  You can support our work in a variety of ways.  We are a very cost effective charity - all our running costs are met out of our operating income, so any donation will go directly to a property purchase or to cash grants, not into administration.

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Success story

“Tom and I would like to thank Addington for the kindness and non-judgemental generosity shown to us. It has not only helped us, but changed our lives. Tom had been getting increasingly taciturn and depressed month by month. We were both frightened of the future - an emotion that was very opposite to our usual optimistic ‘get on with it’ attitude. We now feel hopeful and can see that we do have a future.“

Latest News

Two, one bedroom character properties in Dorset village to let

Nov 11, 2014

Working with the Mary Turner Trust, the Addington Fund has two detached single storey, one bedroom character properties in the village of Trent, near Sherborne, available to rent to persons with a farming/rural connection.

Top up for the Somerset Levels

Dec 12, 2014

Many thanks to the Farmers’ Union of Wales for donating £2255 to the Somerset Levels funding appeal.