About LRSN

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is that no one in Lincolnshire’s agricultural and horticultural community should face difficulty alone.


Our mission is to provide a lifeline to members of the agricultural and horticultural community and allied industries across Lincolnshire. By providing personalised and accessible services, LRSN aims to improve the ability of Lincolnshire’s agricultural and horticultural community to live well in the present and thrive and flourish in the future.

Our Values
  • We Listen
    • We provide a listening ear in times of crisis, anxiety, and stress.
  • We Care:
    • We communicate with compassion and kindness, listening carefully to the needs of our stakeholders and the people we support.
    • We deliver a caring and compassionate service; we understand and advocate to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people we support.
  • We Serve Others
    • We are committed to delivering a service that is responsive, respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential and which treats everyone with fairness and equity.
    • We always keep the needs of our beneficiaries at the heart of what we do.
  • We Value People
    • We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person; those whom we serve, our supporters, our donors, our volunteers, our staff, and all those we work with. 
    • We take a positive approach and do our best at all times for all the people we support.
  • We Reach Out
    • We maximise opportunities to make our service accessible by offering multiple and varied pathways.
  • We Strive for Excellence
    • We are proud of our reputation and seek to build further on it, delivering services to the highest possible standards.
    • We continually seek to build on what we do well, aspiring for excellence for our beneficiaries.
Registered Charity Info

We are a registered incorporated charity set up in 1999.

Costs & How We Spend Our Money

What it costs to run LRSN

LRSN depends on the goodwill and generosity of many, many people, businesses and organisations who fund our work to support Lincolnshire's farming and horticultural communities. In the financial year 2022 - 2023, the summary accounts for which are shown above, LRSN made a surplus of £115,742. 

At the same time as our income rose, our costs are considerably higher, largely due to an increase in staff costs. Vitally, we continue to increase the skills and expertise we can deliver, especially in mental health and casework capabilities. Our nursing team has also expanded and we are now operational at Louth Livestock Market, Spalding Horticultural Auction and Melton Mowbray Market. And we mustn't forget our wonderful mobile clinic, our Health Hut, which visits shows, farming events and sales around the county, providing free health checks and advice. If you would like to offer individual health checks to your employees, please contact LRSN to find out about availability and costs. Email us at info@lrsn.co.uk or telephone Sarah Poucher on 07738 741150 for more information.

We give grateful thanks to our major funders, donors, supporters and fundraisers without whom we would not exist. As our treasurer said in his speech to the Annual General Meeting in October 2023, "I am delighted and proud to report that our finances remain increasingly sound. Our future funding is always uncertain, so continued support from the good people of Lincolnshire, and the myriad organisations that help us, continues to be of vital importance."

If you would like to find out how to support LRSN financially, please click here to find out more.


LRSN Impact Report

Click here to download our 2022 - 2023 Impact Report.

LRSN Personnel

Significantly nearly everyone within LRSN is a volunteer. We currently have 56 volunteers in the roles of Directors, Caseworkers, Helpliners, Healthcare and our Fundraising and Marketing and Events Taskforce (formerly known as PIPs).

Patrons: We currently have 6 Patrons including honorary posts fulfilled by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and the Bishop of Lincoln.

Trustees: We currently have 9 Trustee Directors who meet four times a year with an Annual General Meeting, usually held in October. Each Trustee Director serves for a period of three years before the review of their appointment.

Volunteers: We currently have 47 volunteers organised into three main groups - Caseworkers, Helpliners, Marketing, Fundraising and Events Taskforce

Staff: The Head of Charity manages a team of ten full and part-time staff and the volunteers

Organisations LRSN Works With

Working With: Lincolnshire Rural and Agricultural Chaplaincy, Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Woldmarsh Producers Ltd, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust, NFU, Lincolnshire YFC, RABI, Macmillan, Lincolnshire and Rural Community Fund, Louth Livestock Market, Spalding Horticultural Auction, Melton Mowbray Market.

Postal Address:

Lincolnshire Rural Support Network,
c/o Lincolnshire Agricultural Society,
Lincolnshire Showground,

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"We are pleased to be able to enhance the service that we can provide to Lincolnshire's farming and horticultural communites by linking with various organisations, and are very grateful for the support that they provide to LRSN work. Our collaborative partnerships provide a much greater depth to our service at a much better value"

Matt Phillips, Chair of LRSN

Talk to us on our helpline:

0800 138 1710