East Sussex Farmers’ Benevolent Fund.
Registered charity no. 271188
The purpose of East Sussex Farmers’ Benevolent Fund is to support and help farmers and those involved in the wider land-based industries, along with their dependants. Beneficiaries are normally resident either in East Sussex or in neighbouring counties. Income from property and investment legacies helps to finance the fund, alongside generous donations.
The fund, which was started in 1935 by a local farmer, is overseen by five trustees all of whom are either local farmers or have a lifetime experience in the agricultural industries.
Many individuals and families have been helped over the past 85 years. This assistance can take a variety of forms including one-off grants, business support, longer term support in the form of cash or equipment which might be needed as a result of accidents or illness or care situations. The fund can also assist those entering land-based education and has contributed to those in need of finance for relevant CPD in the land-based industries for career progression..
The fund has also helped by directing those in need to larger organisations such as RABI and FCN.
Honorary Secretary Des Lambert says: "If you find yourself with a difficult problem and feel that we can help, or you are aware of another person who might be experiencing difficulties, then we will be pleased to support."
Please contact The Honorary Secretary of the East Sussex Farmers’ Benevolent Fund, Des Lambert, on: 07912 464746 / (01825) 751207.