South of England Agricultural Society to issue land-based skills grants

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The South of England Agricultural Society launched a new £10,000 grant for skills and qualifications for people currently working in land-based industries such as farming, horticulture, viticulture and forestry.

The grants can be provided for several skills such as sheep shearing, crop spraying, chainsaw use. According to the society, these grants can also be used by people who want to sharpen their management or business skills.

“The intention is that grant recipients will also engage with the South of England Agricultural Society. For example by becoming a member, helping at shows, or providing information on their training which can be used as an example to encourage others to apply,” the society said.

Deadlines to apply for the grant have been set for 31 May and 31 October.