National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

28 August 2018

Following announcements about NFYFC’s Annual Convention, NFYFC wishes to address any questions that have arisen about the funding of the planned refurbishment of the YFC Centre in 2018.  

The YFC Centre at Stoneleigh Park will be undergoing much-needed improvements using funding from a long-established and restricted fund.  

The £440,000 YFC Centre Endowment Fund can only be used for the purposes of developing the YFC Centre. This is a restricted fund, established soon after the NFYFC moved from London to the current YFC Centre at Stoneleigh Park in 1968. The essential development work to the building has also been pledged a further £50,000 from a Trust fund, which is also restricted and can only be used for this purpose. 

The building at Stoneleigh Park has been largely untouched since the 60s. It is not environmentally friendly, energy efficient or easily accessible for people with disabilities and has insufficient space for meetings and training.

The refurbishment uses the original building structure, which saves on expense, but will provide a more practical environment for visitors, YFC members and staff to work from. Improved insulation and heating will go towards reducing running costs. 

Previous trust funds NFYFC has been gifted have not permitted the organisation to use them to develop the building for rental purposes or training facilities – despite requests made by former chairs of the Board of Management and CEOs. 

For further information about NFYFC’s finances, the financial year end accounts and copies of Annual Reports are available online – dating back to 2011 - please see the website page here.


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