Winter 2023/24

Support on the Farm

Farming Connect

Farmers, foresters, self-employed agricultural contractors and agricultural students can find business help and support from Farming Connect Click here

The Welsh Government’s Farm Liaison Service offers advice on policies and grants, including BPS, RPW (Online), Glastir, Cross-Compliance and Animal Health Click here

Forage Aid

Forage Aid helps farmers whose feed or bedding supply has been disrupted by extreme weather or an Act of God by sourcing and distributing feed and bedding with the help of donations from the farming community. Click here

Forage Aid at Work

AHDB – Resources

AHDB provides a range of tools to help you see your business clearly and make effective decisions, including FarmBench, which will help you to compare your costs of production. Click here to find out more.

Mental Health Awareness webinars, podcasts on work-life balance, and links to a range of national and regional organisations offering support are also available. Click here.

“I had to move 88 cattle as the whole farm was completely under water. Forage Aid gave me access to silage, hay and straw, donated by farmers from all over the country. I can’t imagine how I would have managed without them.”

Geoff, Somerset

Support At Home

Contact Directory – Farming Support in Wales

The Farming Support in Wales booklet is a contact directory for farmers in Wales. The directory includes both personal and business resilience contacts. Click here to view, download below. For a hard copy of the Contact directory, email:

Heating Your Home

The Welsh Government’s Warm Homes programme funds energy efficiency improvements to eligible households plus free and impartial advice to all households. Click here for more information.

If you’re a carer, or rely on the support of a carer, you may be eligible for the Cold weather payment or the Winter fuel payment. Find out more here.

Feeding Your Family

You can find your nearest food bank by visiting the Trussell Trust website. Click here. You will be welcomed with respect and without judgement.

You can also call 0808 208 2138 for help navigating the benefits system, working out which grants you may be entitled to, and accessing food vouchers.

There’s always someone to give a helping hand

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