Business Support for Young People

A programme for young people in Cumbria or The Yorkshire Dales aged 18-30, who are passionate about setting up or developing a farming or farming-related business, but are limited by the resources or opportunities available to them. 

The scheme comprises a short course on the basics of business planning, support from an experienced farm business adviser and the chance to apply for a low interest loan and training grant, with ongoing support from a volunteer business mentor.  

To find out more, contact Project Manager, Kate Gascoyne 
Tel: 01768 881462 or Email:

Martin Holliday - previous beneficiary of business support for young people

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Follow the links below to see the stories of young people who have benefitted from the scheme.

Simon Dalton – Beef and Sheep Enterprise

Tom & Claire Noblet – Cheese Making Business

Georgia Hunter – Goat Rearing Business

Matty Blair – Farming Partnership with Grandfather

Jodie Swan – Start up in sheep farming