The Farming Life Centre

The Farming Life Centre

At a glance


  • Local / community
  • Poverty relief

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The charity was established in 2004 and provides; health, wellbeing and business related information and support to the farming and rural communities of the Derbyshire & Staffordshire Peak District.  Our cause according to our Memorandum and Articles of Association are:

    ‘The relief of sickness, promotion of health and relief of financial hardship among the farming community in the Peak District.’ 

We run continuous projects to address the health, social and economic inequalities and deprivation within the farming community. In all of its work the charity seeks to improve the quality of life for farmers and isolated rural residents by promoting personal, social and economic wellbeing. 




Over the years the charity has successfully developed and run projects in the fields of mental and physical health, heritage, the arts, business support and development, skills development and confidence building.  During the last year we reached over 300 rural residents and farming families. 

Our main projects are currently;

    • The Macmillan Rural Health Outreach Service which provides information and support to rural residents affected by cancer and other life limiting conditions, 
    • The Peak District Farm Business Support Programme – providing one-one and group support and signposting to ‘hard to reach’ farmers,  (Supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund
    • Rural Social Groups in Boylestone, Ashford, Bamford and Hartington

Walks for Farmers in partnership with Derbyshire Walking for Health organised and run by our walk leaders.

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