Agricultural Education Development Grant

A fantastic opportunity for young people pursuing a career in agriculture.

Educational Grant Winners

Further information & eligibility.

Full terms and conditions

The NNAS’ Agricultural Education Development Grant is open to Agricultural Society members who are Nottinghamshire residents between the age of 16 and 30 years.

Grants are given in support of our charity’s objectives, which are to promote primary agriculture and related industries; but not for food processing or secondary activities. Priority is given to young people who have not yet had the opportunity to accumulate savings or those in need of financial support.

All applicants applying for over £150 will be interviewed. Qualifying criteria are as follows:

All applicants must be:

  1. A Nottinghamshire resident at the time of application.

  2. Aged between 16 and 30 years.

  3. A current, paid up member of Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society, or any other Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society or Nottinghamshire Young Farmers Club.

  4. On or specifically seeking to attend an approved course or activity directly related to our charity’s objectives, e.g.

  5. A course in agriculture, horticulture, arboriculture, hydroponics or similar agricultural related topic.

  6. A course, seminar or conference which will further the applicant’s education or personal development in an agricultural related area.

Applicants can be:

  1. Studying in Nottinghamshire.

  2. Studying elsewhere in the United Kingdom. If this is the case, they must intend to return to Nottinghamshire to work and this will be explored at interview.

The maximum grant value is £500 per applicant. The exact amount awarded will be at the discretion of the interviewing panel, and depend upon the total number of applicants in the year of application. To qualify the applicant must agree to the following terms and conditions before any grant is awarded:

  1. All applicants applying for £150.00 or more MUST attend an interview. Any applicant who does not attend will not be considered.

  2. Successful applicants are required attend the Nottinghamshire County Show to collect their grant. Any applicant who does not wish to attend or fails to show up will have their grant revoked.

  3. Applicants may only apply once. Repeat applications in subsequent years are not allowed.

  4. Successful applicants grant Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society express permission to use their name and photograph for publicity purposes, to include printed and online media.

  5. The Society’s decision is final when deciding on the amounts to be awarded.

The closing date for applications is 1st April 2024.

You MUST include all required information and submit all forms in support of your application, or your submission may not be considered due to the high number of applications we receive every year.

We need to know a bit about you and how our charity’s money will be spent. Please include in your application:

  1. The reason(s) why you decided upon your chosen course or project and a career in agricultural.

  2. How the grant will make a difference to you.

  3. Your career aspirations for the future. Explain to us what do you plan to do after your course or project ends.

  4. Include some general background information about yourself. Tell us about any work, interests related to agriculture or voluntary experience you may have, relevant to your application.

  5. Explain how your course or project aligns with the charitable aims of the Newark & Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society.

1.    Grants will NOT be paid in advance of the Award Ceremony, held at the Nottinghamshire County Show Saturday 11th May 2024.

2.    Any claims found to be fraudulent will immediately result in the loss of the grant and disqualify the student from any future grants or awards from the Society.

3.    The grants are offered on a competitive basis therefore not all applications will be successful.

4.    Courses to be taken or any equipment must be purchased by 31st December of the year in which the grant is awarded, or the grant will be forfeited.

5.    The total amount of the grant includes Value Added Tax.

6.    The grant does not cover expenditure for accommodation or fees such as university or college tuition, Student Union, Trade Union or political organisations.

7.    Cheques will only be made payable to the individual grant recipient, not to a company or organisation.

8.     Grants will be awarded to those applicants whom the Society believes are most deserving.

All successful applicants MUST attend a presentation by the Society’s President at the Nottinghamshire County Show, to be held on Saturday 11th May 2024, to receive their grant. Attendance is mandatory and applies to recipients of all grants, irrespective of the amount awarded by the charity. 


Payment of the grant will be made to successful applicants after attendance at the Nottinghamshire County Show, providing proof of expenditure and receipts are to the value of the allocated award.

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