Visiting a group of Cumbrian young farmers at the Rookin House Activity Centre near Penrith, HRH the Prince of Wales has marked the renewal of a three-year venture between The Prince’s Countryside Fund and Land Rover.
Together, The Prince’s Countryside Fund Land Rover bursary scheme has been conceived, with up to 5 young people aged between 21 and 35 being gifted a Land Rover Discovery Sport for a year’s use. The vehicle is expected to provide a crutch for the youths who are nurturing a promising agricultural career, while also encouraging young people to look towards farming as a viable vocation.
With only 4% of the UK’s farmers being under the age of 35, there is an intense need for more young enterprise within the farming industry. With the Land Rover Discovery Sport being so apt for negotiating rural terrain, it’s the ideal vehicle to assist budding agriculturalists in their pursuits.
Young people wishing to apply for the bursary can do so online by the 29th of April 2016, with all candidates required to be UK residents aged between 21 and 35, as well as living in a rural area. For more information, please visit www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk.
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