The Welfare Fund

The Derbyshire Agricultural Chaplaincy exists to support the farming community in Derbyshire as part of Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD), a registered charity operating across the county. RAD aims to improve the life of those living and working in rural Derbyshire.

The welfare fund provides one off small grants of up £200 to the agricultural community. The grants are provided to improve the health and well-being of the farming community in cases where circumstances have led or are leading to a significant deterioration in an individual’s health and well-being.


Applicants must be over 18 and currently working as a farmer, farm manager or farmworker in Derbyshire as their main occupation and / or be retired from farming.

In cases where farmers are facing significant financial hardship, then a referral can only be considered alongside applications to other national charities such as RABI, the Addington Fund and other local statutory or charitable support.

Full details and an application form are below.

Welfare Fund Application

For any further information, please contact Rev'd Alan Griggs, Agricultural Chaplain by email [email protected] or telephone or text on 07710 088972.