About Us

We are a small, dynamic national education charity dedicated to bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to access it, whether through disadvantage or disability.

About Us

We are a small, dynamic national education charity dedicated to bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to access it.

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Food

Since 1978 The Country Trust has been making it possible for hundreds of volunteer farmers and landowners to welcome thousands of disadvantaged young children from all backgrounds and faiths onto their farms to share their passion for food, farming and the countryside.

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Vision And Mission

Every child understands farming, the countryside, and how our food is produced through high quality learning experiences.

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Our Roots

The Country Trust was established in 1970 by Lance Coates, a businessman (Coates printing ink) and organic farmer from Buckinghamshire.

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Country Trust Hampshire

Hampshire Country Learning was created in 2001 by the then High Sherriff of Hampshire, Mr Jeremy Groves.

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Our Trustees

We are governed by a Board of Trustees composed of 7 Members including our Chair, Anne Bufton-McCoy.

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Where We Work

The Country Trust operates throughout England and North Wales, working with primary schools in urban and other areas of deprivation.

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President and Vice Presidents

Our Vice Presidents are all volunteers who work in partnership with our staff to promote the Country Trust’s work and aims.

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Our Staff

Meet our Chief Executive, Jill Attenborough, and our senior management team.

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Partnerships

The Country Trust works in partnership with, and benefits from the support of a number of organisations, businesses, Trusts and grant-giving bodies.

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