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 881 462 or Email:

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 – Dairy Farmers

Georgia Hunter - Goat Rearing Business

Matty Blair – Farming Partnership with Grandfather

Jodie Swan – Start up in sheep farming

Further Projects

  • Graham Smith
    Graham Smith

    Subcontract Welder

  • Tom and Claire Noblet
    Tom and Claire Noblet

    Dairy Farmers

  • Tony Clifton
    Tony Clifton

    Farm Contractor

The Prince's Countryside Fund
Prince's Trust