For over forty years, the Country Trust has been quietly transforming lives. They work with farmers and supporters to bring food, farming and the countryside alive for around 20,000 children each year: children from disadvantaged areas, children with special educational needs and disabilities and children facing other challenges that limit their opportunities, including refugees and young carers. They do this through three key programmes: Farm Discovery day visits to real working farms and estates, Countryside Discovery residentials and Food Discovery programmes.
The Country Trust help to address poverty of opportunity, bringing rich experiences – vital for building language, literacy, self-confidence and self-esteem – to children’s lives. The countryside, and especially farms, are amazing places to learn and grow.