How becoming a member benefits you
By becoming a member you're safeguarding the continuation of farmland in the UK, ensuring that we can produce the food we need to feed our population.
As the National Farmland Trust grows we hope to increase our land holding thereby enabling us to offer our members a variety of benefits, as well as a continuous supply of food.
Are our membership fees expensive?
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 does the trust do with the land it purchases?
Firstly, the land is fenced, new hedges and trees planted along fence lines and in places unsuitable for agriculture. Buildings are repaired, houses renovated etc., soils are tested to see what type of agriculture suits them best, then the farm or land is let to a person or family who will farm the land, helping to provide food for the population.
Sometimes if the location and roads give good access, the Trust will open the farm to the public, showing agriculture from seed to harvest, providing farm shop outlets and on-farm experiences to our members and the general public.
The annual membership fee is £120 of which £100 goes directly into land purchase (only £20 towards legal or administration charges)
A membership entitles 2 adults and up to 4 children* to free entry to all National Farmland Trust events and Open Days, free or discounted entry to other shows, attractions and events which the Trust is attending, which will be advertised on our website and facebook page. Farm open days will also be available and will be advertised accordingly.
*Extra children cost £10 each, or 3 adults free entry, allowing you to bring your parent(s), friend etc
A 10% discount will be given on all National Farmland Trust products and produce sold at any NFT outlet/farm shop. Members will be able to purchase eggs, fruit & veg, meats, poultry and plants at a discount.
We will try to ensure that you have an enjoyable day every time you visit a National Farmland Trust open day or event and we look forward to seeing and meeting our members there.
Membership application or renewal
You can join The National Farmland Trust or renew your membership by completing the form below. Then press 'submit' to be taken to our payment details page.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, PayPal, credit or debit card - or by cheque, but it's expensive for us to pay a cheque in. PayPal charges too so if you can, please pay by bank transfer.
Membership cards will be sent out to you as soon as your details and payment are received. (Please contact us if not received within 14 days)
The National Farmland Trust membership application/renewal form
Please complete this form and press 'submit' to be taken to the payment page.
Alternatively, download a form by clicking HERE and send it with a cheque to the address below (but please note we incur bank charges for paying in cheques so we prefer a bank transfer if at all possible).