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Muckle helps to fund farm visits with community grant

29th Nov 2022 | Agriculture, Estates & Rural Property | Environmental, Social and Governance | Social | Governance
Kathryn Boyd from Muckle's agriculture team with two children at a farm looking at plants

We’re delighted to continue our relationship with UK education charity The Country Trust with a £2,100 grant to help give school pupils in the region the opportunity to visit the outdoors and learn about food, farming and the countryside.

Through food, farming and countryside experiences, The Country Trust aims to give children from disadvantaged backgrounds opportunities for them to connect with their environment and the food they eat.

The grant from our Muckle Community Fund at the Community Foundation will help towards farm discovery visits for nearly 100 children. We also work with the charity as a corporate partner, making introductions to our extensive network of clients, including farming and banking businesses, to assist with the educational experience. 

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Sue Thompson, Farm Discovery Coordinator at The Country Trust said: “This donation will enable us to fund three visits for children from the North East next spring, with a great transport subsidy that is so needed at the moment! As the cost-of-living crisis deepens, those children in the poorest areas are suffering the most. Muckle’s donation will provide vital educational enrichment, life experiences, aspirations and joy to nearly 100 children.

“I can’t tell you how grateful we are to Muckle for its support, generosity, advocacy and simply being all round superstars.”

Hugh Welch, senior partner said: “The Country Trust is a fantastic charity that is doing the kind of work that we’re proud to support through our fund - helping young people, overcoming disadvantage and improving social mobility.

“We’ve enjoyed working closely with the charity over the past 2 years and are delighted to be able to offer this grant to fund further farm visits and provide young people with this fantastic opportunity.”

The Muckle Community Fund at the Community Foundation was founded in 2002 and has since donated over £600,000 to over 450 charities across the region. You can find out more here.

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