We can help with grants to help struggling farming people learn new skills or develop their existing skills so that they can earn extra money off-farm to increase their income and be able to support themselves.
We have helped people train in areas such as tree surgery, hedge-laying and butchery, as well as livestock foot-trimming and pregnancy scanning. We have also helped people gain LGV licences, take forklift truck operator courses, train as medical receptionists, IT operators and website designers.
The scheme is intended for established farmers, provided they have low incomes and limited savings. Farmworkers who are made redundant, or can no longer farm through illness or disability, or for various reasons have to leave the industry, may also be eligible.
For an informal chat or to request a form call 0808 281 9490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.