Support for Women & Young People in Agriculture
Funding of over £500,000 will help women and young people develop new agricultural skills and further their careers within the farming sector.
Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon announced the new support during a speech at AgriScot 2023 at the Royal Highland Centre on Wednesday 22 November.
The Next Generation and Women in Agriculture Practical Training Funds will provide successful applicants with £500 each to help pay for practical training courses relevant to farming and crofting.
Training up to the value of £500 per course will be fully funded. Any training over that value will be considered and assessed on a case by case basis.
The funds will be delivered by Lantra Scotland. £400,000 is available from the Next Generation Practical Training Fund, and £170,000 from the Women in Agriculture Practical Training Fund.
Further information about both Training Funds is available on the Skills Hub.