A project to support members gain valuable training opportunities is really gathering pace for HFYFC. A record number of applications were reviewed at the last meeting at the end of March with applicants seeking funding for courses ranging from; car and trailer tests, aerial chainsaw felling techniques, pesticide application, shearing qualifications and fertiliser advisers certificates. 13 applications were successful at this sitting.
The meeting also saw the first members complete the process from start to finish after completing their courses and receiving that all important cheque to reimburse them. Martin Williams of Welsh Newton YFC is pictured following successfully passing his car and trailer test which will now enable him to transport livestock around his farm and to and from market.
Matt Price, HFYFC Management Committee Chairman commented "To date the fund has approved the allocation of over £9 000 of funds to support members training and I'm delighted with the support of the Prince's Countryside Fund we are providing a valuable opportunity for members to take the sting out of in many cases mandatory training costs, making them safer and more efficient in the careers"
To be in with a chance of getting your forthcoming training subsidised please visit our Hints & Tips page to read how the project works and to download an application form.
This projct is supported by the Prince's Countryside Fund