What is the herdy fund?
The herdyfund exists to support upland fell farmers and rural Cumbrian communities. It has being doing good since day one and today the herdyfund is proudly an official charitable fund of the Cumbria Community Foundation. All the herdyfund projects are designed and developed with, by and for farmers and rural communities. As well as giving financial support, the herdyfund brings people together to create innovative and ambitious solutions to the problems facing farmers and rural communities.
Why do we do it?
herdy spreads smiles and happiness simply because it’s the right thing to do. Cumbria is the birthplace of herdy, inspired by a chance friendly encounter with one of our iconic smiling Herdwick sheep. It’s our way of saying thank you to the place and people who make this corner of the world so special.
How ewe can help
Farmers and rural communities manage and maintain Cumbria’s physical and cultural landscape and have done so for hundreds of years, ewe can help encourage and support their future by donating to the herdyfund.
Show your support for the Herdyfund by donating on this page. Your donations will make a real impact to farming and rural communities, helping to shape the future for the herdwicks and the landscape in which they live.
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