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Our Impact

How our programmes support children to build confidence, curiosity and connections to the world of food and farming.

The children who most need connection with the land are those least able to access it. 

The Country Trust targets its support to those facing the highest disadvantage; children, who through circumstance, face greater barriers in accessing green space and healthy food, and experience higher rates of obesity and physical and mental health issues.

In the 2022-2023 academic year, The Country Trust worked with 70,192 children across 1211 schools: the average percentage of children receiving Free School Meals across these schools equated to 44.2%. The national average is 25.9%.

Country Trust Impact Report 2022-2023


2023 Impact Report highlight data:

  • Children on farm visits: 22,966 (+26% increase)

  • Average EVER6FSM for schools we worked with: 44.2% (+8.8% from last year)

  • 99% of children agreed that farm visits are important

  • 97% of teachers agreed they felt better equipped to bring elements of farming into their classroom teaching as a result of a Farm Discovery visit.

  • +97% of teachers reported observing all or most pupils trying new things in Food Discovery

  • 100% would recommend Early Years Farm in a Box