It is helpful for us to know about your reasons for applying and what prior experience you have. This information is not used for selection purposes, but rather to better understand the needs of new entrants to farming in the UK. It will also help to evaluate the programme.
We would like to keep you up to date with information about the Future Growers scheme and the farming and growing news from the Soil Association.
The Future Growers programme has a two-tier payment structure. The low waged fee recognises that the participants are likely to be earning relatively low wages. The high wage/organisations/businesses fee provides an opportunity to support the programme and means we can offer a low wage option. It also recognises that businesses are able to claim back the VAT on the fees.
NB: We will facilitate lift sharing and sharing of petrol costs.