ONGOING challenges faced by communities as led to rural insurer NFU Mutual delivering £2.75 million of funding for local and national charities in 2021.

A part of this initiative, the insurer has donated £2m to local charities through its Agency Giving Fund. This follows £1million of support delivered by NFU Mutual’s Agency Giving Fund in 2020.

The £2m Agency Giving Fund for 2021 has now been fully distributed, supporting local charities and communities across the UK to stay strong and resilient.

To ensure these donations reached all corners of the UK and were directed where they’re needed most, NFU Mutual’s agency offices and branches, with over 300 locations nationwide, were given the opportunity to nominate local charities to receive a share of the fund.

From providing food parcels, to donating to frontline health charities and enabling outreach mental health services to continue, the Agency Giving Fund has helped charities across many sectors to keep their life-changing services going throughout the pandemic.

One third of supported charities were providing frontline healthcare, including 48 nominations for local community hospices and local Air Ambulance charities.