National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

17 November 2016

Clubs could get their hands on a share of £4,000 before Christmas just for helping out their local community.
Over the festive season, NFYFC is encouraging clubs to organise community projects and they will give them up to £400 to help them put their plans into action.

Thanks to funding from the Cabinet Office and the Pears Foundation, NFYFC has a pot of money to dish out every quarter of the year to five YFCs that deliver community projects. The campaign, called the Countryside Challenge, is a great way for clubs to get much-needed funds to help them support projects locally.

NFYFC is waiting for applications for this quarter and your club could be one of them that receive £400 for doing a good deed.

Many clubs have planned activities already – but they can still apply for funding too!

Your ideas could involve car boot sales to raise funds for a local charity, supporting older people in the local community, putting on a nativity performance involving your members, or major carol singing sessions.

Sedgefield YFC has already successfully applied for funding to help them host entertainment evenings in nursing homes around the local area over the Christmas season. They are hoping to cheer up residents who may be feeling lonely at this time of the year.

The Club plans to measure its success by surveying residents after their entertainment to see if they enjoyed the experience. If it’s a success, they will deliver more entertainment evenings to other care homes and they are looking to involve more young people in their activities too.

Savannah Turnbull who completed the application form for the funding said:

“Our project addresses a community need because due to other commitments, many people forget about the members of the community who are in nursing homes. I feel our members will benefit from this project as they will view elderly people in a different light and care for the community a little more.”

If you have an idea for a community project for your YFC that you would like to receive funding for, why not apply now for NFYFC’s Countryside Challenge? All the information you need to get started is online and NFYFC also offer resources to help you get your mission off the ground.


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