FAQs 

FAQs 

What is the National Farmland Trust? 

We are a NOT FOR PROFIT organisation which is trying to prevent the loss of farmland, countryside and wildlife habitats, our food source within the UK. 

What is it the National Farmland Trust wants to achieve? 

We are trying to protect as much farmland and as many farms as possible, to help provide the food that our ever growing population requires and to stop the UK becoming totally food dependant on other countries, in order to retain the UKs ability to provide food for its population from its own farmland with a sustainable local supply. 

How will you achieve this? 

By raising money through membership and donations, we will purchase farms and land for the substainable growing of our food crops to feed our population, food to feed the generations to come, our children and their children. 

Who will own the farms and land? 

The farms and land purchased by the trust, will be owned by our membership [the general public] held in trust for future generations. [the land and farms donated / given/ willed to the trust, cannot be sold, traded, or given it will remain farmland protected to grow food forever, food to feed our population, food to feed the generations to come. [this land can only be removed from the trusts possession, by compulsory purchase] 
[which would be contested] 

What would you do with the land and farms you purchase? 

The land and farms bought by the trust, will be let out to farmers, who will produce crops and food for our population. Under NFT guidance these farms will continue to supply the food that our population requires. Farms with suitable access and amenities will be opened to the public 
[National Farmland Trust open farms and farm shops. 

Why is it so expensive to become a member of the national farmland trust? 

Our membership fees are inline with other organisations such as English Heritage and The National Trust, but farmland is expensive and it takes about 100 members to buy every acre of Farmland, that will provide our food for hundreds of years. 
£100 from every membership goes directly into Land/Farm purchase, which then becomes farmland protected for future generations. 
 
Only £20 is used for administration or legal fees, so by becoming a member you are helping to purchase and protect a small piece of land which is then held under the Trust's care, protecting it for all generations to come. 

What are the benefits of being a member? 

As a member you will be helping to protect the UK's food source! 
Your membership gives you FREE ENTRY to all open days and events plus DISCOUNTS ON PRODUCE, PICK YOUR OWN CROPS etc,. You can MEET THE ANIMALS, follow the FARM TRAILS, see the crops from seed to harvest. 
 
RIDE ROUND THE FIELDS ON OUR TRACTOR AND TRAILER RIDES There will also be free or discounted admission to any educational courses run by the Trust and other supporting attractions and events as displayed on our facebook page or website. 
 
Free entry into a prize draw to win ONE WEEKS FARM HOLIDAY FOR UP TO SIX PEOPLE ON A NATIONAL FARMLAND TRUST OWNED FARM PROPERTY [this is not available yet, but should be available soon] 
 
£100.00 out of every membership goes directly into land purchase! 

What does the National Farmland Trust spend it's donations on? 

The Trust uses small donations to pay bills for things such as advertising costs, running costs, building repairs & improvements, fencing, etc. Should you wish your donation to be used for a specific cause/item please state this at the time of making your donation, or contact us by email as soon as possible. 

Who can rent a farm or land from the National Farmland Trust ? 

Anyone who is a member can apply to rent a farm/land from the Trust. The property will be advertised on our website as and when they become available following the completion of any required improvement works. Members are then invited to view the property and apply for the tenancy. The property is then allocated to them under Trust rules and supervision, to grow/provide food for the UK's population. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is the National Farmland Trust? 

We are a NOT FOR PROFIT organisation which is trying to prevent the loss of farmland, countryside and wildlife habitats, our food source within the UK. 

What is it the National Farmland Trust wants to achieve? 

We are trying to protect as much farmland and as many farms as possible, to help provide the food that our ever growing population requires and to stop the UK becoming dependant upon food from other countries. 

How will you achieve this? 

By raising money through membership and donations, we will purchase farms and land for the substainable growing of our food crops to feed our population, food to feed the generations to come, our children and their children. 

Who will own the farms and land? 

The farms and land purchased by the trust, will be owned by our membership [the general public] held in trust for future generations. [the land and farms donated / given/ willed to the trust, cannot be sold, traded, or given it will remain farmland protected to grow food forever, food to feed our population, food to feed the generations to come. [this land can only be removed from the trusts possession, by compulsory purchase] 
[which would be contested] 

What would you do with the land and farms you purchase? 

The land and farms bought by the trust, will be let out to farmers, who will produce crops and food for our population. Under NFT guidance these farms will continue to supply the food that our population requires. Farms with suitable access and amenities will be opened to the public 
[National Farmland Trust open farms and farm shops. 

Why is it so expensive to become a member of the national farmland trust? 

Our membership fees are inline with other organisations such as English Heritage and The National Trust, but farmland is expensive and it takes about 100 members to buy every acre of Farmland, that will provide our food for hundreds of years. 
£100 from every membership goes directly into Land/Farm purchase, which then becomes farmland protected for future generations. 
 
Only £20 is used for administration or legal fees, so by becoming a member you are helping to purchase and protect a small piece of land which is then held under the Trust's care, protecting it for all generations to come. 

What are the benefits of being a member? 

As a member you will be helping to protect the UK's food source! 
Your membership gives you FREE ENTRY to all open days and events plus DISCOUNTS ON PRODUCE, PICK YOUR OWN CROPS etc,. You can MEET THE ANIMALS, follow the FARM TRAILS, see the crops from seed to harvest. 
 
RIDE ROUND THE FIELDS ON OUR TRACTOR AND TRAILER RIDES There will also be free or discounted admission to any educational courses run by the Trust and other supporting attractions and events as displayed on our facebook page or website. 
 
Free entry into a prize draw to win ONE WEEKS FARM HOLIDAY FOR UP TO SIX PEOPLE ON A NATIONAL FARMLAND TRUST OWNED FARM PROPERTY [this is not available yet, but should be available soon] 
 
£100.00 out of every membership goes directly into land purchase! 

What does the National Farmland Trust spend it's donations on? 

The Trust uses small donations to pay bills for things such as advertising costs, running costs, building repairs & improvements, fencing, etc. Should you wish your donation to be used for a specific cause/item please state this at the time of making your donation, or contact us by email as soon as possible. 

Who can rent a farm or land from the National Farmland Trust ? 

Anyone who is a member can apply to rent a farm/land from the Trust. The property will be advertised on our website as and when they become available following the completion of any required improvement works. Members are then invited to view the property and apply for the tenancy. The property is then allocated to them under Trust rules and supervision, to grow/provide food for the UK's population. 
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