Rural Support has established an Emergency Fund to assist farmers and rural dwellers who have been adversely affected by the recent severe weather conditions. Applicants must be experiencing exceptionally difficult circumstances and priority will be given (but not exclusively) to applicants in the Dromara Hills, the Glens of Antrim, the Mournes and the Sperrins.
Bureaucracy, family circumstances, health and finances can cause stress and anxiety. We offer a listening and signposting service for farmers and rural families in Northern Ireland.
We can help you source information and advice about farm payments, personal and business finance and debt, social security benefits, support for carers, mental health assistance and many other issues.
If you’re feeling worried or stressed and would like to talk to someone in confidence, our trained volunteers are ready to help.
All calls are confidential and the helpline operates from 8am to 11pm, seven days a week (voicemail and support options available at all other times).
0845 606 7 607
(The number is charged at local rate from BT landlines although other providers and mobile operators may charge more. We are happy to call you back if you are concerned about the cost of the call.)