Yorkshire Rural Support Network

The Yorkshire Rural Support Network is a partnership of Yorkshire statutory and voluntary agencies that together promote and provide sources of help – whether practical, financial, medical or emotional.

Kate Dale, Yorkshire Rural Support Network

Kate Dale

Yorkshire Rural Support Network

Kate Dale grew up on a farm in North Yorkshire and trained in Agricultural and Horticultural Business Studies at Bishop Burton College. She worked as a mobile farm secretary in the Ryedale area for many years before getting married and moving to a tenanted farm in the Vale of York. As her sons grew up and as well as being an active partner in the farming business, she worked full time in the local primary school as a High-Level Teaching Assistant for 12 years before returning to her farming roots working with farming businesses in Ryedale once again.

For the past 10 years, she has worked at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and with her practical insight into the shifting needs and challenges for our farming families, she has worked with network members – including Farming Help Charities – to offer support. This includes running farmer health checks, business workshops, peer to peer mentoring and helping to address loneliness and isolation.

The aim of the Network is to promote the wellbeing of those who live in rural communities, through our Network members.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is an active member of the network along with organisations such as Farming Community Network, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Perennial – the Horticulturalists Charity, Addington Fund, Diocese of Leeds, Country Landowners Association (CLA), Community First Yorkshire, British Red Cross (Moors and Dales), TFA (Tenant Farmers Association), NFU (National Farmers Union), The Farm Safety Foundation and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)


Farming Help Contacts


Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI)

Welfare and Financial Help

01865 724931
(weekdays 9am – 5pm)

0808 2819490
(office hours & 24-hour answerphone)

Just ask
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Addington Fund

Addington Fund

Rural Housing Scheme

01926 620135

(weekdays 9am – 5pm)



Freephone: 116123 (24 Hours)


Farming community network

Farming Community Network (FCN)

Practical Support

03000 111 999

(7 am – 11 pm daily)

e-helpline – chris@fcn.org.uk

Farm Safety Foundation

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