2000: The Green Ribbon Campaign was launched to raise public awareness of the problems affecting farming, and encouraging support for the farming community.
2001: The Addington Fund, now an independent charity focusing on strategic housing, was set up during the Foot and Mouth outbreak to provide financial help to the victims of the crisis. The fund responded to over 20,500 appeals for help and distributed £10.3 million.
2002: The Arthur Rank Centre moved to its current home in a newly refurbished building on the National Agricultural Centre show ground.
2002: The Centre for Studies in Rural Ministry was set up in partnership with the University of Wales and St. Deiniols Library to provide post-graduate study in rural ministry.
2002: Hidden Britain Centres were set up to encourage economic regeneration through community owned and led tourism schemes. HBC ran a pilot project in Cumbria before being rolled out nationally. Altogether 46 communities ran projects in the South East, Cumbria, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, Wales and Cornwall.
2004: Eco-Congregation (now Eco Church and run by A Rocha) moved to the ARC to be developed as an initiative to raise community awareness of environmental issues through action by local churches.
2004: Computers for Rural People set up to provide rural communities, individuals and groups with high quality, fully-refurbished second hand computer equipment at very competitive prices.
2005: The National Care Farming Initiative (which then became Care Farming UK, and now Social Farms and Gardens an independent charity) was set up in partnership with Harper Adams University College, University of Essex and the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens to promote the therapeutic use of farming practices.
2008: Rural Life and Faith set up to identify and fill gaps in national training provision for rural mission and ministry.