Norfolk Young Farmers’ & Countrysiders

We care deeply about environmental and rural education which safeguards the future of farming and our countryside. That’s why we’ve continuously supported the excellent youth organisations of Norfolk Young Farmers and Countrysiders Clubs. Both organisations, with a total of over 600 members, bring young people together to learn new skills, work with their local communities, take part in a variety of competitions and enjoy a great social life.

In Norfolk there are 11 Young Farmers’ Clubs for 16 - 25 years olds and the 15 Countrysiders Clubs for 10 -16 year olds

Norfolk Young Farmers’ Website

Norfolk Countrysiders Website

The YANA Project

We believe that good mental health awareness is essential for those in farming and rural industries. Clan Trust set up The YANA Project in 2008 specifically to provide confidential support, mental health awareness and funding for counselling to those in farming and rural communities in Norfolk and Suffolk. The work of The YANA Project has recently been extended to Worcestershire.

1 in 5 people in the UK will experience depression at some point in their life, but those in farming are particularly susceptible to stress, anxiety, depression and, tragically, suicide.

With a presence at every farming and rural event in Norfolk & Suffolk throughout the year, YANA also has a confidential helpline and can put callers in touch with a doctor or counsellor within a few days and can fund up to 6 sessions of counselling with a professionally accredited counsellor.

The informative YANA website gives details of signs and symptoms of depression and stress and action to take for yourself or if you are concerned about someone.

YANA Website


Other initiatives supported in 2018 WITH GRANTS BETWEEN £500 AND £20,000:

  • Art for Pleasure

  • Asthma Relief

  • Aylsham Agricultural show

  • Centre 81

  • Deafblind UK

  • Easton & Otley College

  • East Suffolk Association for the blind

  • Green Shoots Productions

  • Norfolk Community Foundation

  • Norfolk Young Farmers’ Clubs

  • North Walsham Football Club

  • Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution 

  • Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

  • Somerton Village Hall

  • The Worshipful Company of Farmers - SB

  • University of East Anglia

  • Waveney Stardust Trust Ltd

  • West Norfolk Carers