Young Farmers’ Clubs in Northamptonshire
are part of a national rural youth organisation
dedicated to young people aged between 10
and 26 who like farming and rural life – but
it’s important to note that you defi nitely do not
have to be a farmer (or have any connection to
farming) to become a member. As long as you
have an interest in the countryside and rural
issues you’ll be made very welcome.

We have fi ve clubs in the county (Grendon,
Kelmarsh, Oundle, Thrapston and Towcester)
and unlike most youth organisations they are
led by the members, for the members. The
regular weekly meetings offer a great social
life as well as the opportunity to take part
in a wide a variety of competitions, sports,
travel, talks, visits, charity fundraising, event
planning, learn new skills, have fun and make
new friends.

Reaching Out

We were delighted to be awarded a grant
from the Scotts of Thrapston Fund (through
Northamptonshire Community Foundation)
to work on a wellbeing project among young
people in the rural and farming communities of

We’re working in partnership with the Farming
Community Network (FCN) and our aims are
to promote positive mental wellbeing, raise
awareness of mental health issues, and reduce
social isolation. Joining a Young Farmers’ Club
is in itself a good way to combat rural isolation
and each of our clubs has received Rural+
training which provides information and tools
so that they can become a support network for
rural young people who may experience rural
isolation and mental health issues.

So if you want to meet like-minded people,
have a good social life, put something back
into the community, want to feel good about
yourself and what you’ve achieved, want to
learn some new skills, are up for a challenge,
want a laugh and to be part of a team – join
your local Young Farmers’ Club!!

Visit for more information
or contact the YFC Offi ce on 01604 670562.
The Farming Community Network (FCN)
provide support to farmers, farm workers
and their families.

Helpline support available 7am-11pm
every day 03000 111 999
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Young Farmers’ Clubs in Northamptonshire