Grants may be available for agricultural studies

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If you are studying or are in training for a qualification which has a link to agriculture, you may be able to get some financial help from Todmorden Agricultural Society.

The Todmorden Agricultural Society Educational Fund has been set up to provide financial support for any form of education or training where the applicant can demonstrate such a connection in all agriculture’s trades, crafts or professions, said Todmorden Agricultural Show secretary, Rob Goldthorpe.

There is no age limits imposed on applicants.

The fund is aimed at people who live in Todmorden and the surrounding towns and villages such as, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Littleborough, Cliviger, Bacup and Waterfoot.

Helping at the Show will be an advantage - by helping the committee had in mind stewarding on the day, helping in the setting up or dismantling of the show or something similar, said Rob.

Financial assistance for outfits, clothing, tools, instruments books or travel will be considered. Students wishing to apply should write to the secretary stating what the grant will be used for.

Rob said: “We do not have an application form, so can you please explain what course you are attending, what you intend to use the grant for, and explain what connection you have with the show.”

The deadline for applications this year is the end of January.

To apply please write to the secretary: Rob Goldthorpe: 14 Honey Hole Close, Todmorden OL14 6LH.