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 in May 2018 the herdyfund became a charitable fund of 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 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 apply?
The fund is not yet open to applications. Click here to find out more.