Farming Community Network

FCN (Farming Community Network) is a charity providing a vital service to the farming community.

British farmers work tirelessly throughout the year to provide safe, sustainable, and affordable food for the nation, produced to some of the highest standards in the world. We all rely on the hard work of farmers three times a day.


However, our farmers are facing increasing pressure and uncertainty. Market volatility, labour shortages, extreme weather events and animal disease are just a few of the challenges farmers must contend with. Keeping their businesses profitable through the current cost of living crisis and in the face of global instability is becoming increasingly difficult for many.


The Farming Community Network (FCN) has a team of volunteers who ‘walk with’ and support farming people through any issues or concerns they may have. They understand that farming is not just a job, but a true way of life. They listen, they support, and they connect farmers to other help that may be available to them. They have been called a ‘lifeline’ by those they have helped; and farmers have even told FCN that if it wasn’t for the work of their charity, they would no longer be farming today.


FCN work hard to support farmers in navigating this period of significant change in agriculture, helping them to find a positive way forward. Each year we help approximately 6,000 people in farming and rural communities with a wide variety of issues – including helping to mediate during difficult family disputes and supporting those suffering from anxiety, depression and other forms of mental ill-health.


If you would like to use the service please use these contact details (see leaflet and list email/tel).


If you would like to donate to the charity, to help FCN continue to support British farmers and farming families through difficult times and periods of stress you can visit their website to learn more about how donations help FCN to support the farming community:


You can also download a copy of the winter edition of the FCN newsletter, which highlights many of the exciting things happening at FCN over the last few months:

Sharmans Of Grantham

College Farm
Gonerby Moor
NG32 2AB

Sharmans Of Melton

Beler Way
Leicester Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0DG

Sharmans Of Stamford

Stamford Road
Easton on the Hill

Sharmans Of Lowdham

The Old Grain Store
Old Epperstone Road
NG14 7BS

Sharmans Of Pytchley

Pytchley Lodge Farm
Isham Road
Pytchley Kettering
NN14 1HA

Sharmans Of Eltisley

Eltisley Business Park
Potton Road, Abbotsley
St. Neots
PE19 6TB

Sharmans Of Louth

Tattershall Way,
Fairfield Industrial Estate,
LN11 0HH