Emergency Fund

Emergency Fund

We are ready to help in a crisis. When the Fund was established, our Patron HRH The Prince of Wales identified a crucial role for us in responding to countryside crises. Whether this is an outbreak of animal disease or extreme weather we have an Emergency Fund which is ready and available when the need arises.

During emergencies we are able to launch appeals which raise valuable funds from the public and corporate donors. Our experience of working in these situations means that we know help is needed not only immediately but also in the longer term to help communities recover and increase their resilience for the

Last year, our Emergency Fund supported farmers affected by the severe flooding in the Yorkshire Dales. Due to heavy rainfall on 31st July and 1st August, farmers were left with significant destruction to fields, roads and bridges; livestock was lost; and winter fodder and feed destroyed. We released £50,000 of emergency funding which was distributed by the Addington Fund. future.

We ensure our financial assistance gets to the people who need it quickly by working with organisations on the ground, such as the Farming Help Charities. We also help communities with their recovery by supporting groups such as the Cumbria Farm Flood Action Group, which was established to support the farmers most recently affected by floods following Storm Desmond.