About Us

The Farming Life Centre provides health/well-being and business related information and support to the farming and rural community of the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District.

We run continuous projects to address the (often hidden) health, social and economic inequalities and deprivation within the upland farming community, which are delivered at outreach locations and from our base in the Agricultural Centre in Bakewell.

The underlying ethos of all our initiatives is to improve the resilience of the rural community by supporting our residents of all ages to deal with their challenges in a timely way – before they reach a point of crisis.

The Farming Life Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015 and was delighted to mark this milestone with a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales in October.

Over the years the charity has successfully developed and run projects in the fields of mental and physical health, heritage, the arts, business support and development, skills development and confidence building.

We have worked with The Prince’s Countryside Trust many times over the years and have forged strong links with this organisation.  We helped the Trust to deliver the Farm for the Future project during 2021 which gave us a wonderful opportunity to re-connect with hundresds of local farmers post-Covid-19.  The Farming Life Centre looks forward to offering more support to the work of The Prince’s Countryside Trust in years to come.

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