National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

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TRAINING GRANTS FROM THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF FARMERS

Looking for help in funding your next training course and improving your career prospects?

The Jubilee Scholarship Scheme offers up to £500 towards course costs and provides help from people in Agri & Rural Industries.

  • Dedicated funding to NFYFC members
  • Easy to apply, just fill out the form through the link at the bottom of this page
  • “Buddying” experience/knowledge available from industry professionals
  • Further your career and professional development
  • Applications close end of June 2022

What is it?

Twenty years ago, Princess Anne established these grants with the WCoF under the title of the Jubilee Scholarship Scheme, to provide help to NFYFC members in funding their training. Successful applicants have used their awards to help pay towards all kinds of short courses, including:

Claudia S - Fertiliser Advisor Certificate & Training Scheme

Ernie R – Safe Use of Pesticides, Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Sheep

Joe W - Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting

Luke J – Animals in Transit – Short Journeys

Rikki T – Butchery Training

   

 

 

Who can apply?

Applicants must be members of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs. There are three age range groups it falls into:

  • 17 Years Old or Under – one person to receive a grant of up to £500
  • 18-21 Year Olds – two people to receive a grant of up to £500 each, plus a Livery Buddy
  • 22-30 Year Olds – two people to receive a grant of up to £500 each, plus a Livery Buddy.

Where do I do it?

You can do Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Short Courses at your local Agricultural or Technical College, or some are available online through E-Learning.

Search the internet with terms like “CPD” or “Short Courses”, and combine your search with the type of thing you would like to learn, such as “Chainsaw”, “Crop Protection”, “Equine” etc.

Once you have found something that is for you, contact the training establishment and see what’s involved, in terms of when the course is on, how it can help you and how much it costs.

What do I do next?

Once you have decided what you want to do and that you would like to apply for a grant, complete the application form. At the end of June, applications close and the WCoF Committee will announce the successful applicants in September.

There are five awards over three age groups (see the application form). If you need any help filling out the form, please contact NFYFC@farmerslivery.org.uk.

When writing your application, please remember that WCoF are looking for Young Farmers who:

  • This training will make a real difference to
  • Will benefit from the financial help of the grant
  • Want to take advantage of the industry experience/advice of a WCoF “Buddy”
  • Are committed to write reports on their experience when asked

APPLY HERE

Who are the WCoF?

Inspiring, developing and encouraging excellence in all levels of UK agriculture.

The Worshipful Company of Farmers is a dynamic organisation dedicated to advancing the farming industry and all those in it. Formed in 1946, it helps promote farming to the nation, develop professionalism within the industry and build a healthy assortment of charitable activities.

More information can be found here

 

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